Friday, 15 December 2006

Andrea Dworkin will be spinning in her grave

Taken from this week's Popbitch email:


"Barbie is the top toy for girls in the US this

year. Nice to see feminism is alive and well."

Just to extend on this quote, the rise in 'fem feminism' could attribute to large sales numbers for Barbie. Or it could be the US is reinforcing tradition gender stereotypes. For Christmas, girls get a plastic blonde to aspire to whilst boys receive 'manly' toys such as cars and pesudo power tools.


2 comments:

Chuffy said...

I have always said that children are our future. That means the future will be filled with hyperactive, hypocondriacs obsessed with themselves. Men will play with guns and play at soldiers, while women play house and mothering. Much like just now then really.

I fully support Barbie. Barbie makes all young girls aspire to be beautiful. Some of them will be intelligent. Therefore, Barbie increases my chances of one day meeting an Italian supermodel who enjoys South American poetry, arguments about post-modernity, the finer points of Spinoza or the inner beauty of a pint of Tennents Lager. I can but hope.

Incidently, nice blog Laura. Who knew a woman could put such big clever thoughts down on paper.

Only kidding,

Chuffy

A Woman with an Opinion said...

Incidently, nice blog Laura. Who knew a woman could put such big clever thoughts down on paper.

Only kidding,


Do I detect a slight hint of sarcasm?