Paint nail polish onto the “private areas” of your children’s toys to keep an unclothed Barbie “modest”. The creator of this pin came up with this idea because some of her friends’ children were not allowed to play with her own children’s naked Barbies. Great solution, but it gives me pause when someone is offended by a piece of plastic…which many of you must be, because this pin is super popular in a non-snarky way. Yes, I’m judging you.

nakedbarbiepinned to Kids, curated from Good Ideas

P.S. If my Barbies hadn’t been naked 99% of the time, maybe I wouldn’t have made them have sex with each other, my GI Joes and Star Wars figures. Just think how lackluster my life might have been!

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10 Responses to Paint nail polish onto the “private areas” of your children’s toys to keep an unclothed Barbie “modest”. The creator of this pin came up with this idea because some of her friends’ children were not allowed to play with her own children’s naked Barbies. Great solution, but it gives me pause when someone is offended by a piece of plastic…which many of you must be, because this pin is super popular in a non-snarky way. Yes, I’m judging you.

  1. My Barbie’s weren’t ever truly naked. Sure they didn’t come with a bra or anything like that, but if you actually look at the doll, most have what appears to be a ridge detail around the area covered by underwear. Inside this ridged area is a pattern of some sort to mimic underwear. My daughter has two Barbie’s, one has a striped pattern wear her underwear would be and the other has this weird flower pattern… And I don’t know anyone who showers or swims or changes while still fully clothed. If the intention is to dress and redress the doll as you would a living person, then duh, she’s gonna have to get naked eventually?

  2. Jenee Libby says:

    Oh good lord *headdesk*

  3. Lucy Lastic says:

    You what?! I can’t even begin to say what is wrong with this practice … not to mention the kinds of uptight people who would consider it a good idea. Firstly, what is wrong with the human body that it needs to be covered up from neck to knee (Victorian sensibilities, anyone?). Secondly, anyone who looks at a plastic doll (well, as an adult) and sees a sex object needs to look long and hard at themselves and their deep, dark secrets.

    And anyway, what if she is wearing a slinky evening number and needs matching underwear – heaven forbid she should get hit by a bus and have the hospital staff find out she’s wearing her granny undies

  4. Anonyvox says:

    Hey, I know Pinkeltastik from our Feminist Pinners Facebook group! *waves*

    And people who would do this have some really, really screwed up notions of sexuality. If anything, society would be improved by Barbie and Ken being a little more detailed in that area. I used to think it’d be cool to make a Reproduction Happens! Barbie and Ken, where they physically do the act, and a little button triggers in Barbie’s pelvis to make her belly pop out. Maybe that would be called Back Seat Barbie and Ken…

  5. pinkelastik says:

    If I had friends like this, instead of drawing underwear on the Barbies, I’d start using modelling clay to make them anatomically correct. Maybe even fashion a strap-on for those romantic nights in with Ken.

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