>I don’t know about you, but I never mutilated my Barbie. In fact, if I had a daughter and found her putting Barbie in the microwave or even pulling her head off, I would be very concerned. That has got to be a sign of some serious issues. Not to mention that if I even thought about putting something in the microwave that wasn’t supposed to go in there, I would have had been in a HUGE amount of trouble.
The thing is that the study in the article had a really small sample of only 100 girls. Apparently, all of the girls came from utterly disfunctional backgrounds.
>Well, a study of anything less than 400 is not an accurate representation of a population anyway.
One of my friend’s kids did that kind of stuff, and I tell you, I was afraid of her. Very afraid.
>I’m always skeptical of the shit that “research” shows. From my experience “research” can show just about anything you can imagine. “Research suggests that people under the age of 40 don’t believe anything that research shows.” 🙂
>My sister use to leave naked barbies in the bathtub all the time. I don’t know if that’s considered mutilation.