Punchy and fun commentary by Jenny Bristow on a new piece of ‘research’ about girls, their Barbies and what they do with them.
It’s a fun read, with some good sideswipes and people turning the obvious or the inane into portentious conclusions.
There were simply lots of kids, with lots of kids’ imaginations, playing games for which there was no justification or hidden agenda. Another trite-but-true maxim: ‘children say the funniest things’ – including such things as ‘I’ll tear your head off, Barbie bitch’. I can’t imagine that much has changed since then – except, perhaps, that there are more Barbies about, and They Deserve to Die.
That they do.