We Are the Barbie Girls
DESCRIPTION: The barbie/mercy [Mersey?] girls wear their hair in curls and wear dungarees, father's shirt, brother's tie, "And when we want a guy We simply wink the eye/when it comes to boys We treat them as toys"
EARLIEST DATE: 1969 (Jivani)
KEYWORDS: courting playparty
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord)) Ireland US(MA)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Opie-Game, p. 478, ("We are the barbie girls") (2 texts)
NOTES: In 1969, "'We are the Stonewall girls we wear our hair in curls; we wear no underwear; we show our pubic hair.' The battle-cry of the Stonewall drag queens as they charged the police [in New York]" (source: Alkarim Jivani, It's Not Unusual: A History of Lesbian and Gay Britain in the Twentieth Century (Bloomington, 1997 (copyrighted material limited preview "Digitized by Google")) p. 159). - BS
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