Thursday, March 1, 2007

Down with Toys R Us!

I knew I wasn't the only one... there is hope!

10 Women Who Make Us Cringe© MICHAEL CRABTREE/Bloomberg News /Landov

Bratz Dollz

Many mothers worry when their daughters start to play with Barbie. The moms fear that their daughters could develop a skewed sense of body image thanks to Barbie’s unnatural proportions
But for parents worried about that, Barbie’s got nothing on the Bratz Dolls—a big head, skinny body with the lips of Angelina Jolie and overly made-up come-hither eyes. And these are dolls that girls as young as 5 years old want to play with.
For heaven’s sake, girls don’t need dolls that look like streetwalkers. The social and behavioral cues girls get from the sleazy Bratz dolls are far from empowering—at least Barbie has been a doctor and an astronaut.

Joanne Cronrath Bamberger is a freelance writer based in Washington, D.C.

yah, yah...I made a card too~

Rosie's Road Show and justjohanna images.


Debbie said...

I'm not getting into the doll conversation.

I love your card. Hey, how come you don't have MY snail stamp? The one I designed for jj?? j/k!!

Julie said...

Well, I am not a huge fan of garden pests...and it is a miracle that this guy made it into my inventory in the first place!...all along I thought it WAS a jj stamp! Imposter!

Anonymous said...

Oh the Bratz. We got one big one as a gift last year, and it's in the trash. I will not let my girls play or watch that crap. Can I say that word crap!

Nice card by the way. Miss ya. Spartmom

Julie said...

Hi Kim :) You can say whatever you want in Luggage and clear!

Ethel Amutan said...

I cut my Barbie's hair and I didn't like her boobs. I would, if I was seven, probably cut all of the Bratz dolls' hair too, and give each of them body piercings and tats! LOL!