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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

 
Christina Hoff Sommers vs. Mad Magazine

In The Atlantic, she presents this headline: You Can Give a Boy a Doll, but You Can't Make Him Play With It.

Oh yeah?

I remember a Mad Magazine item from some time back in the '80s. In the first frame, an early-elementary-age boy plays with a toy gun, yelling "Bang! Bang! Bang!" Mommy gives him a doll, hoping to breed some pacifism into the boy. But in the final panel he wields the doll yelling "Bang! Bang! Bang!"

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