There’s a new kind of “rag doll” on the market.
Barbie has never been hailed for her realism. If she were an actual woman she would be anorexic, unable to lift head, only have space for half a liver (and hardly any intestines) and she she certainly wouldn’t menstruate.
Last year we met Lammily (aka ‘the anti-Barbie’) who, if brought to life, would be a relatively normal 19-year-old girl.
For starters she has normal proportions; she also comes with all kinds of cool accessories like cellulite, tattoos and scars, even glasses and dirt stained clothing.
Now she can get her period too. Take that, Barbie.
There won’t be any awkward red stains for Lammily either, she is fully equipped to show puberty who’s boss with her Period Party extension kit described by creator Nickolay Lamm as “the fun way to explain the menstrual cycle to kids.”
The kit includes a new pair of undies, a whole lot of panty-liners, a calendar to track your cycle and an educational pamphlet with details about what happens at ‘that time of the month’.
Lamm told TIME magazine he wanted to start a conversation about periods and remove some of the stigma
“It’s just what happens in real life,” he said. “We wanted to put it on the doll so it’s not a scary thing.”
Here, let this adorably awkward video convince you: