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Virginia Postrel / Sometimes a doll -- even Barbie -- is just a doll

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Posted: Sunday, March 16, 2014 12:00 am

When I was a little girl, my favorite dolls came from Mattel and had wildly inhuman proportions. To me, they were magical and didn't look the least bit strange. But once, probably when I was making a Christmas list, my mother let her adult perspective slip. "You mean," she asked, with a disapproving edge, "one of those dolls with the huge heads?"

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