Barbie is a FABULOUS 2nd wave feminist. She and Ken broke up years ago because the Barbie company wanted her to be independent of a man and to live her life. They focused on her being whatever career she wanted to be, and she didn’t have to be married.
What Barbie is NOT is a 3rd wave feminist. 2nd wave feminism was important and needed, but only in it’s time some 20+ years ago. We are in the generation of 3rd wave feminism, one that supports equality for people of all genders, races, and body sizes. 2nd wave feminism focused on middle-class white women. It was a necessary stepping stone and was wonderful in it’s time, but we are moving past that, and we need companies like Barbie to move past that too.