Lyn Mikel Brown (education and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies) and Sharon Lamb, co-authors of a forthcoming book about marketing to girls, reflect on dolls this holiday season. “Dolls rarely make it onto dangerous toy lists for the holiday season, unless a 3-year-old bites a head off one and swallows it. But don’t be deceived by a pretty face. If massive toy stores are the front lines in America’s gender wars, dolls should be on the list of land mines.”