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Barbie Gets Tattoos, Maintains Biologically Unlikely Proportions

If you think that what happens in popular culture might have broader societal implications, maybe something more to it than fluff and distraction, we invite you to consider the conversation around Mattel’s new Harajuku theme Barbie. If not, well, carry on then.

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 READ MORE


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Introducing Computer Geek Barbie

Before anyone freaks out, let us unequivocally state that we heart the computer geeks. Apparently toymaker Mattel Inc. is hoping that members of its Barbie target market do, too, as the company is debuting its own computer engineer version of the iconic blond doll, complete with a pink laptop and a stylish-yet-nerdy T-shirt.

Posted on Feb 20, 2010 READ MORE


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She’s Just Like Barbie, With a Muslim Makeover

Does playing with Barbie dolls encourage young girls to adopt Barbie’s (Western, secular, shopping-obsessed) values?  An enterprising Indonesian woman concerned about that possibility took the basic Barbie formula and added some elements she believes will make the “Salma” doll a healthy alternative for Muslim girls.

Posted on Oct 11, 2007 READ MORE


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O Lord, Send Me Guidance on This Dildo…

In what appears to be a first, an Oregon couple has set up a Christian-themed sex toy website for married pairs only. The “about” page is unintentionally hilarious. It reads, “We have prayed every step of the way for guidance on what products to offer on this site.”
What’s that, Lord? The grape-flavored anal lube? Or the edible crotchless panties?

Posted on Aug 18, 2006 READ MORE


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