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photo caption:America’s favorite fashion plate was subject to yet another makeover when Leslie Batchelder’s Women’s Studies sophomore inquiry deconstructed Barbie for their class midterm.

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The finished projects offer varied takes on the classic child toy, including Excessive Plastic Surgery Barbie (above), Cross-Dresser Ken(left), Crucified Barbie, Dead Barbie, Botox Barbie, Sex Industry Worker Barbie and Welfare Barbie (who comes with her own eighth grade diploma). Though not available in stores, PSU students can now view the diverse collection of dolls on the first and second floors of Cramer Hall, near the computer labs.