Saturday, September 20, 2008

Suffer the children

No words can express my exasperation and frustration over some issues involving dolls that look like prostitutes (I'm probably just not articulate enough). So I'll just re-post some entries from way back which hopefully will open the eyes of parents, teachers and people in the retail/toy manufacturing industry enough to do something.

Snuffing out childhood even before it begins

These pictures look mighty strange; the articles they accompany are even more so (though quite informative).

Really, what are people doing to our children? Is this some perverse form of revenge on the next generation by some world-dominating network, to get back at today's kids for their (the adults) miserable childhood days?

Full post here


Here's a related post that I stumbled on just now at Parent Dish. Do check out the comments.

Barbie gets leather and fishnets
Sandy Maple Jul 17th 2008 3:00PM

Categories: Kids 5-7, Kids 8-11, Teens & tweens, In the news, Weird but true, Toys & games, Shopping & recalls

black canary barbieBarbie has always provoked strong emotions in some, but with the introduction of Bratz dolls, she seemed downright quaint. Well, she is quaint no more. With Mattel's September release of a doll based on the DC comic superhero Black Canary, Barbie is going to find herself back on the naughty girl list.

Clad in black thigh-high leather boots and gloves, fishnet stockings and a motorcycle jacket, this S&M Barbie is stirring more than little girls' imaginations. A spokesman for the religious group Christian Voice finds this sexed-up plaything to be just too much. "Barbie has always been on the tarty side and this is taking it too far. A children's doll in sexually suggestive clothing is irresponsible – it's filth."

I agree that perhaps this isn't Barbie's best look and wouldn't buy it for my kid. But that won't be a problem because she doesn't want Black Canary. When I showed her this photo and asked for her opinion, she looked aghast. "She's not wearing any pants!" she exclaimed. Good girl.

1 comment:

MotherPie said...

The whole Barbie thing is just not healthy for women.
Why our culture celebrates little girls being objectified rather than "playing with babies" is just odd.

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