Bad Doll Models

| Related | April 15, 2014

(I am eight years old. It’s Christmas time. Note that my parents always made a point of raising us gender-neutral. Also note that I spent the weekend watching an ‘Alaskan Gold Rush Special’ with my grandmother. My mom’s best friend gives us a gift of Barbie dolls and accessories.)

Mom: “Did it have to be Barbies? They are such a bad example for little girls.”

Friend: “But Barbie always has a job. There is even a pilot Barbie.”

Mom: “All right…  So, girls, what job do your Barbies have?”

Five-Year-Old Sister: “She is a princess!”

Me: “Mine is a gold-digger!”

(Mom snatches the dolls away from us, growling.)

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