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Feb 24, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 23 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
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"So Barbie is posing for the 50th anniversary Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, histrionically titled SI Swim Legends. I get it, I do. She is 55 years old; I’m sure it’s extremely flattering to be asked. And although I’m a feminist, and I’m trying to raise a daughter to value herself for a million things besides her looks, I have nothing against women who flaunt what their mamas gave them. Your body, your choice and all that. And yet, I feel let down. I’ve been championing Barbie since my college gender studies classes .  .  .” (Samantha Schoech, New York Times, February 12).

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