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Mutilated Barbies

I'm not really sure why this is news.

Barbie, beware. The iconic plastic doll is often mutilated at the hands of young girls, according to research published Monday by British academics. "The girls we spoke to see Barbie torture as a legitimate play activity, and see the torture as a 'cool' activity," said Agnes Nairn, one of the University of Bath researchers. "The types of mutilation are varied and creative, and range from removing the hair to decapitation, burning, breaking and even microwaving."

The authors would probably freak if they could see the unspeakable things we did to G.I. Joe and the Six Million Dollar Man as kids, particularly down South, where gunpowder was readily available.

And Stretch Armstrong? Oh, it was barbarous. I wince to think of it even now....


Way COOL! I used to do that to my dolls when I was a young kid! Hey! I was even an advocate for racial equality, too! My one black doll was saved from my torturous hands but the white dolls had their heads ripped off because they had it too good!...

Should I have kept this to myself, again?

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