6:24 pm - ranong
‘Hollywood’ by Erykah Badu
Chaka Khan tune via Baduism
‘What You Won’t Do For Love’ by Michael Boothman featuring Charmaine Forde
Here we go again. A funky TT version.
Some parent do the craziest things for their children.
This one woman thinks that a Barbie Photo Booth idea is great for her daughters’ B-day. The truth is it’s so scary that someone would comfortably put their kids in a box to look like a new Barbie on the market.
Her call was met with this response from another woman showing off her slender fitting box design with plastic wrapping as well. See below.
I get claustrophobic just looking at it.
It worries me that women would want to put their girls through this, but I don’t think these parents are paying much attention to the fact that Barbie is an exemplar of a type of girl and woman-hood that has become a real expectation of women… and that image of a girl packaged drives home the reality that girls and women are objects and products to be bought and sold… girl trade.
I can’t find much good to say about Barbie, but ladies, she doesn’t need to be in a box. Let the girls be free Barbies at least.
I can’t recall hearing parents who would put their boys in a spiderman box package. So why should the girls be all packed up and dolled up?
I am yet to find someone who actually knows where I have come from. “Trinidad and Tobago” is just as confusing as “the Caribbean.” So I have become African, Jamaican, or American (which includes anywhere in the Americas, as it should)