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WHAT'S NEW & WHAT'S MISSING FROM THE NEW KEN DOLLS?

WHAT'S NEW & WHAT'S MISSING FROM THE NEW KEN DOLLS?

On June 20, Mattel announced the launch of some new Ken dolls to the existing Barbie Fashionista line. The new line is certainly more diverse than previous versions of Ken. There are Ken's with different body types, skin tones, hairstyles, and hipster clothing.

Generally, I like this update. The more kids see themselves represented in toy lines the better in my opinion.

So, what's new and what's missing from these new guys? And which one would I buy?


Cut to the chase: every thought on my vasectomy

Cut to the chase: every thought on my vasectomy

Oh, hi, I like trying to remove taboos around things I don't think should be taboo to discuss.

Welcome to my vasectomy chat. In a relationship with a man and a woman, birth control and family planning are not the sole responsibility of the woman.

I have had a vasectomy because for us, that was a very useful family planning option. I am happy to talk about it so if you have someone in your life nervous to take it on or to even talk to a family physician about it, here's a point-by-point breakdown of what a vasectomy meant...


Men, your bodies are great and wonderful, I just wanted you to know

Men, your bodies are great and wonderful, I just wanted you to know

I just want to quickly say to all the dads and guys out there who struggle with the look of their own body that I see you and want to give you a hug.

We're told we're not really supposed to talk about our bodies or tell one another that you look great in that shirt unless we're talking about someone who is an elite athlete with zero body fat. We don't tell each other that the bathing suit you're wearing is awesome and that I want one just like it. We have bodies and we are left to...