Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Torturing Barbie

BARBIE, that plastic icon of girlhood fantasy play, is routinely tortured by children, research has found. The methods of mutilation are varied and creative, ranging from scalping to decapitation, burning, breaking and even microwaving.
I wonder whether these researchers would point to Christa's practice of giving her Barbies custom "Dorothy Hamill" haircuts.


Christa said...

The popular haircut, also known at the time as "a wedge" was not meant to be an act of torture. Although due to my poor skills with a pair of my mom's sewing scissors that were not sized for a delicate coiffure, it may have been interpreted that way.

Deirdre said...

Oh? and did you also give Barbie a wedgie?