"And the amazing part is, it works, her thing. It does. In a place that expects a woman to prepare for marriage and motherhood "from the moment she is given her first baby doll as an infant," as Hutsol has put it, Valeria has gotten a degree of power, a degree of control, and a major say in her own destiny. It could be that the world and I have misjudged the Human Barbie in a fundamental way. Her steady drift from reality and into the twenty-first dimension is not about submissiveness, fame, or snagging a husband. It could be about finding a way out, however random, bizarre, and costly the route appears from the outside. It could be about gaining some measure of freedom." -- Russian GQ
editor in chief Michael Idov visits human Barbie doll Valeria Lukyanova (previously)
also aks the question, can what Valeria Lukyanova has made herself into be called feminist
, considering the background culture in Ukraine?
posted by MartinWisse
on Apr 11, 2014 -