Cross-posted at Jezebel.
Scholars have noted that “action figures” and ”dolls” tend to be pose-able and non-pose-able, respectively, reflecting the idea that boys are encouraged to be active agents and girls passive objects. With this in mind, j_l_larson devised a way to alter dolls in order to make girl toys that can do things. Thanks to Kelly for the link!
(1) Take some dolls:
(2) Chop’em up at the joints:
(3) Rejoin their joints with wire and super glue:
(4) Put them back together and play!
See the full instructions at Instructables.Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.