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Thank You, My Son, for Saving Me from Princess Culture
7 years ago

Thank You, My Son, for Saving Me from Princess Culture

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Boy Triumph

My Second Boyhood

I’m a modern, open-minded man-of-all-seasons who likes both sports and musical theater, both beer and fruity cocktails, and both Family Guy and Downton Abbey.

Despite this, when my wife was pregnant, I must admit I was somewhat terrified about having a girl. I know boy stuff (camping, baseball, puberty) really well but didn’t know if I’d come to like and be good at girl stuff (tea parties, dress-up, puberty).

As it turns out, we had a son, who at age seven and a half is the joy of my life, as I get to relive a second boyhood through him. He’s our only child, and as my wife says, that store has closed. So, whew, no princess stuff for me.

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New Barbie Sets Designed With Dad in Mind
7 years ago

New Barbie Sets Designed With Dad in Mind

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Barbie Designed with Dad

The New York Times‘ Stephanie Clifford did a great job discussing Mattel’s new move to appeal – not only to daughters, but also their fathers – with new Barbie construction sets.

The Mega Bloks Build N’ Style sets, launching 12/12/12 (creative!) will give children the opportunity to do something with Barbie that they couldn’t before – build Barbie’s mansion (relatively) brick-by-brick.

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Predator Monday: Video Girl Barbie Becomes Vessel for Child Porn
9 years ago

Predator Monday: Video Girl Barbie Becomes Vessel for Child Porn

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Saying that the new Barbie Video Girl can be used for child pornography is kind of like saying that a cucumber can be used as a baseball bat. Nevertheless, …
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