Ken goes full-on Beta Male

In an effort to not leave well enough alone, Mattel has given the iconic Ken doll a Millennial body transformation.

The already kinda gay guy has now been stripped of whatever vestige of masculinity he had left.


Just what little girls need — sunken-chested Beta Male Ken dolls.


Scrawny, pencil-thin arms and skinny jeans.

Good grief.

Now, don’t get me wrong.

The Ken doll I had as a kid wasn’t exactly he-man.

Aside from his ambiguous genitalia, he looked a little swishy even back then.

But at least he had muscle definition.

These guys look like pre-pubescent boys.

In fact, when I played with my Barbies, I always had them falling for one of my brother’s GI Joes.

Sure, I had Ken dolls. Two of them: a black one and a white one.

But my Ken dolls were more like the gay best friend neighbors of my Barbie dolls.

But this?

Look at the one on the left. For Pete’s sake. Who was the brain trust that created a Rachel Maddow Ken doll?

And a man-bun?

Sweet merciful Zeus.

Seriously, who runs Mattel anyway – some three hundred pound gender studies feminist in a pussy hat?

The objective is clear here.

Mattel is clearly buying into the notion that masculinity is “toxic.”

Why else would they take an already slightly effeminate male doll like Ken and turn him into a full-blown Beta Male?

If little girls are anything like me, this latest array of Beta Kens will not be on their Christmas wish list.

Honestly, can’t people just leave toys alone?

Hat tip the NY Post.

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3 thoughts on “Ken goes full-on Beta Male

  • June 20, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    I think one of those dolls is running for a Dem seat for congress in Georgia today.

  • June 20, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    I have bile in my throat. I had a Ken doll and my cousin made ‘him’ a full white dress uniform to honor her husband in the Navy. Cherished memories from many moons ago.

  • June 23, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Two thoughts:
    1. It’s clear the word masculinist will increase in our lexicon;
    2. A co-worked once quipped, “If people knew what they looked good in, there’d be no fashion industry.” This sentiment seems to apply here.

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