In an experiment, girls who played with Mrs. Potato Head thought they could achieve more careers than girls who played with Barbie. Yes, even Doctor Barbie.
also linked in the article:
Crafting a stream of thought feels so much safer in your own mind than in a room full of strangers. It’s not that the reception in your mind is nicer—it’s just less unpredictable/distracting/destabilizing.
The only thing more ridiculous than a liberal arts student is someone who thinks a degree will get them a job.