Barbie, eat a sandwich

Care Bears on Fire think the fashionista needs a hoagie.

By Mary Elizabeth Williams

Senior Writer

Published November 18, 2009 3:19PM (EST)

They're a critically acclaimed trio of teenaged Brooklyn girls who sing punk rock anthems to baby animals.  And in their new video, Care Bears on Fire have a few choice words for America's favorite fashion icon, Barbie.

As the girls chase her down through the pages of a fashion magazine,  they hector the ubersvelte doll queen who's "got no brains, but she's got style" to "eat a sandwich, give it a try!"  It's a carbs and cheese-friendly message to women -- and women to be -- everywhere that's strong, funny, and most of all, it rocks.

By Mary Elizabeth Williams

Mary Elizabeth Williams is a senior writer for Salon and author of "A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles."

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