Comments on: Monday morning doll blogging: Skipper and Judy Jetson! http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/27/monday-morning-doll-blogging-skipper-and-judy-jetson/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:41:03 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Where the hell is my flying car? : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/27/monday-morning-doll-blogging-skipper-and-judy-jetson/comment-page-1/#comment-696589 Tue, 24 Aug 2010 15:38:53 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1650#comment-696589 [...] Eat your heart out, Judy Jetson.  I got a new car.  (Thanks, Fratguy!)  [...]

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By: How gud iz ur reeding comprehenshen and Barbie knitting skilz? : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/27/monday-morning-doll-blogging-skipper-and-judy-jetson/comment-page-1/#comment-129740 Fri, 21 Nov 2008 13:05:54 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1650#comment-129740 [...] Thanks, Robert, for your gentlemanly defense of this humble blog!  When I ran Historiann.com through the analyzer yesterday, it was ranked as High School, so I’ve been promoted!  Yay?  (The company was much better in my old junior high, I have to say.)  Do I say “wev” too often?  Is that it?  Or is it the Barbies and their cunning, tiny knitted couture?  My guess is that Nouriel Roubini hasn’t posted much on the Sex and the City:  The Movie, and Glenn Greenwald has completely ignored Skipper and Judy Jetson. [...]

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By: Little Midwestern College http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/27/monday-morning-doll-blogging-skipper-and-judy-jetson/comment-page-1/#comment-109749 Sat, 01 Nov 2008 15:32:53 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1650#comment-109749 I seem to remember that Shazam was definitely connected to both shows–I have the sense that there was an “equal time” for boys and girls things going on, and Shazam (and something else I wasn’t interested in but the boys I knew were) was on before or after EW&DG and Isis. Isis was the archaeologist who found the amulet that turned her into Isis. . .

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/27/monday-morning-doll-blogging-skipper-and-judy-jetson/comment-page-1/#comment-107154 Wed, 29 Oct 2008 18:09:21 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1650#comment-107154 I don’t remember Electra Woman and Dyna Girl–but I thought Isis was cool. She wore a cute mini-toga and flew, right? (For some reason, I have her paired in my mind with Shazam, but I don’t know if they ever had a relationship.) Were they on the same channel in consecutive timeslots? Maybe that’s why they’re associated in my mind!

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By: Little Midwestern College http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/27/monday-morning-doll-blogging-skipper-and-judy-jetson/comment-page-1/#comment-107143 Wed, 29 Oct 2008 17:57:58 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1650#comment-107143 My sister had Growing Up Skipper, someone gave it to her as a present, which I think simultaneously horrified my mother and made her laugh her head off. Superfriends! What about Electra Woman and Dyna Girl (can you believe Diedre Hall was Electra Woman?), and the Secret of Isis?

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/27/monday-morning-doll-blogging-skipper-and-judy-jetson/comment-page-1/#comment-106079 Tue, 28 Oct 2008 11:50:27 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1650#comment-106079 Pepper, eh? She must have been before or after my prime Barbie years, 1973-1981, and 2007-present.

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By: Sisyphus http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/27/monday-morning-doll-blogging-skipper-and-judy-jetson/comment-page-1/#comment-105830 Tue, 28 Oct 2008 04:16:27 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1650#comment-105830 Hey, my sister had a growing up Pepper doll (uh, one of Barbie’s friends I think?) that I ruined for her while still a toddler!

Ahh, the memories … it’s good to be the youngest.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/27/monday-morning-doll-blogging-skipper-and-judy-jetson/comment-page-1/#comment-105519 Mon, 27 Oct 2008 16:30:25 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1650#comment-105519 Oh, and GayProf: I don’t know how any woman my age has managed to avoid breast implants. Seriously, as if Barbie’s bustline wasn’t intimidating enough, Skipper’s magically appearing bumps made everyone I knew in my ‘tween years incredibly breast-conscious. (I think that was one of the subplots of _Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret_, the folklore that circulates among girls about how to grow bigger boobs faster.)

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/27/monday-morning-doll-blogging-skipper-and-judy-jetson/comment-page-1/#comment-105517 Mon, 27 Oct 2008 16:28:09 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1650#comment-105517 Landings are important to me, Erica–I want a car that flies, lands, and takes off again safely. (I won’t mind wearing a 5-point harness, though, if that’s what it takes.)

I hear you about the mommy wars, which I think are mostly ginned up by media coverage and “Dr.” Laura Schlessinger. I think you’re right that there’s no way to win–the problem is that one choice isn’t always better in every case than the other (crudely put, to work for pay outside the home, or to work for nothing inside the home). As a wise friend of mine once said, that kind of advice only makes sense if all women and all children are absolutely identical, and course that’s absurd. The big problem is that whether women choose to stay home or to go to work, women making decisions about their lives, and we can’t have that! No, sirreee. Whatever you personally choose to do for yourself and your family–it’s wrong. Just keep that in mind, and you’ll do fine.

This is what I tell my women’s history students, most of whom tend to be young women: just do whatever the hell you want to do with your life, because there’s always someone who will criticize you and blame you for imaginary crimes against your children (or, your lack of children and therefore your crimes against nature, which will be held against you too.)

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By: GayProf http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/27/monday-morning-doll-blogging-skipper-and-judy-jetson/comment-page-1/#comment-105516 Mon, 27 Oct 2008 16:21:36 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1650#comment-105516 I remember Growing-up Skipper gaining height, but didn’t know her bustline increased as well. Mattel is crazy.

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