Wednesday, October 05, 2005

the secret lives of girls

Experts Agree: Barbie Is a Slut (but not Fulla).

Some recent books highlight girlhood’s splendor, and with them comes an increasing awareness surrounding two very important facts. The first is that our preparation for womanhood and the formation of ideas about being female begins long before its actual onset. The second: Barbie is an absolute slut.

Find out why in the latest issue of Bookslut. You can also find a fascinating portrayal of Ruth Gruber: "the youngest Ph.D. in the world" circa 1935, escort of 1,000 Holocaust refugees to the U.S. in 1944, and most recently, author of a book about her acquaintance with Virginia Woolf (who is not a slut).