My daughter Dru was born, male and originally named Dexter and is transgender and I love her very much. When I tell stories about her childhood, I refer to her as Dexter and as he. This is a reference to the event happened in her childhood, and is in no means done as an insult or slight.
Like any self-respecting father I have concerns about the image that Barbie presents to young women. So I was concerned when my daughter Emma, ten at the time said that she wanted a Barbie for Christmas. Stammering I tried to explain why Barbie may not be the best role model for a young women. Emma sensing the nature of my fears Emma explained “It is OK daddy, Barbie is a scientist.”
So I set out to look for scientist Barbie. Now like most years in the past, I put off Christmas shopping until…
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