What Childhood Toy Did You Want But Never Receive?
Nicole Dieker
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My second-wave feminist mom was against any play makeup or other toys that seemed to focus primarily on “beauty”, so of course I wanted those desperately (she very grudgingly allowed Barbie dolls, but always seemed please when I cut their hair). My Xmas gifts as a child tended toward the “kit” category (sewing kit, weaving kit, etc.), which I actually did enjoy, but I still blame my mom for my inability to properly apply makeup.

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