Barbie

An opinion piece in Sunday’s Washington Post addresses Mattel’s Lingerie Barbie line. Yes, click the link, Virginia; there really is a Lingerie Barbie.

The article’s author, human sexuality teacher Deborah Roffman, relays the comments of a 10-year-boy in one of her classes. A cousin had given him one of the Lingerie Barbie dolls, he told Roffman. “She gives me lots of toys she doesn’t want,” he said. “Most of them I give to charity. But not this one, no way. I threw it in the river.”

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