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This new doll gets her period and it's caused some controversy

But WHY?

periodbarbie Source: lammily

THIS NEW DOLL released this week from Lammily is a little different from other dolls out there on the market.

How? Well, it’s the first doll ever to have her period (Lammily also famously produced the first doll ever to have cellulite and stretch marks).

Called the “Period Party,” the kit allows the doll to (pretend to) have her period. As the designer says, it’s not a big deal:

It’s just what happens in real life… We wanted to put it on the doll so it’s not a scary thing.
On average, a woman between the ages of 12 and 51 spends a total of 6 years on her menstrual period.
Yet, while being a huge part of female life, this perfectly healthy natural process is still surrounded with taboos.


So, it’s the first ever doll to have this feature, and most people absolutely love it

Over the last day or so, there has been a backlash against it, with this Guardian article leading the charge

dollperiod Source: guardian

But some people haven’t been happy about it from the get go:

How one little doll can cause so much unnecessary controversy.

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