Tag Archives: dolls

Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Check out Dean Spade’s trans* politics manifesto. Since when does VICE produce good reporting on sexual violence? Minors with disabilities held in solidarity confinement in San Francisco juvenile hall. Little Libertarians on the prairie. More research on encouraging girls to pursue STEM. The Pentagon’s new plan to combat military sexual assault doesn’t do enough. [...]
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Blast from the Past: Liberate Barbie and GI Joe

TweetHappy April Fools’ Day! This past year has brought us some great feminist pranks, including Pink Loves Consent and a neighborly protest of the always terrible Westboro Baptist Church. However, feminist humor certainly isn’t anything new. One of our Twitter followers (I see you, @SujathaBaliga) alerted us to a great feminist prank covered in the [...]
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Rethinking ‘Reborn’: Reactions to the shocking subculture of adult doll collecting

TweetI’d never heard of the Reborn subculture before, which was detailed in a recent photoessay in the New York Times. Women who are part of this culture (movement? hobby?) — aficcionados are mostly white, conservative, Christian, and antiabortion women — make and collect eerily lifelike dolls. They purchase their dolls from “nurseries” and host baby [...]
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