American Girl Dolls

Some of us were made a bit queasy by American Girl Dolls at their best. An interesting article in the Atlantic analyzes changes in the line, to which I’ve posted a comment. As I mention there, I never really liked the dolls’ back stories, since that seemed to me to take away the whole purpose of doll play – making up stories. But my daughter and I did enjoy imagining our own line of trans dolls at a certain point when we needed some comic and creative relief, as I describe in Sex Changes.

http://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/04/american-girls-arent-radical-anymore/275199/

 

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