Wednesday, June 16, 2010

playing with dolls

Yesterday's post "Barbie beats NASCAR" resulted in the following comment from Anonymous, "Boys have been playing with dolls - e.g., G. I Joe."

True, but in my opinion, there is a difference between a boy playing with a G. I. Joe doll and a boy playing with a Barbie doll, i.e., the boy playing with a Barbie probably has all the makings of becoming a girl.

I never played with a G. I. Joe doll because it came out after I stopped playing with toys, however, I did play with my sister's Barbie dolls when no one was watching.

My favorite Barbie outfit was the stewardess uniform. What boy playing with Barbie dolls back then didn't want to be a stewardess when he grew up?

I didn't become a stewardess, but I did become a girl, well sort-of.


  1. AnonymousJune 16, 2010

    When I was a little boy my mother gave me an old doll whose eyes closed whenever the doll was laid on the back. As a curious youngster I wondered how it worked. So, I opened up the head and took the eye assembly out. Well, I guess I don't quite see myself becoming a sort of girl. I order skirts from women's catalogs simply because one cannot get a skirt type garment at a reasonable price for men. Skirts are the only "feminine" garments I wear other than nightgowns.

    By the way, I was the one who wrote about G.I. Joe.

  2. AnonymousJune 17, 2010

    I used to have Action Man (British equivalent of G.I. Joe) and Lone Ranger and Tonto dolls.
    My sister used to have Sindy (again Brit version of Barbie).
    On a couple of occasions Tonto ended up dressed in Sindy's dresses.
    Of course by the time I was dressing as a girl myself.

  3. AnonymousJune 17, 2010

    I recently wrote on my own blog about how I played with dolls as a young sissy. In my case, it was a Tammy doll. I guess it was made after the movie starring Debbie Reynolds.

    My two older sisters had their Barbies, but the Tammy doll, although it also was owned by one of them, was pretty much mine to play with whenever I wanted.

    So after dressing and undressing the doll as a young sissy, I naturally moved on to dressing myself in girls' clothes as a grew up being a sissy.

  4. Never had the doll, m'dear, but I did want to say that the look in todays "Femulate Her" snap is breathtaking. Thanks for introducing me to a wonderful designer. Do keep up the great work!

  5. I guess I'm not alone on the Barbie/stewardess wagon. Stewardesses where an iconic female image for me. And not that many years ago, before 9/11, I was traveling for work, wearing a navy blue skirt jacket heels and beige blouse ensemble. While seated near the gate booth, a young woman came over to me and inquired about the flight thinking I may have been part of the crew. We chatted a bit before I said that I was just a passenger and that I was going to a business meeting thus the formal dress.

  6. One Halloween costume I always wanted to wear that I have not worn so far is a stewardess uniform... maybe this year!

  7. I love the Barbie stewardess outfit! If only we could get her in a bra and girdle underneath.