I this this video is hilarious. I even showed it to my English Gay & Lesbian Writers class today as part of a discussion of the nature versus nurture debate.

The only one of the toys that I had was My Little Buddy:

I think My Little Buddy was meant to lure me away from dolls and Barbies, but it didn’t work. As you can see from the following picture of me dressed for Halloween, my fondness for Barbies was deeply ingrained:

Maybe it’s my age, but I don’t see how number 5 is anything but a hazard! I can’t believe how low the safety standards of the ’70s and ’80s were. How did any of us survive?!

Number 1 on the list is especially hilarious! One of my students asked which part made you gay. We ultimately decided that dousing other boys or being doused didn’t matter — either way, you’re gay!

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