The worst toys for girls - sexist, racist and down right wrong!

Oreo Barbie Doll

Making the connection between slang for a mixed race person and the cookie?  What were they thinking?
Making the connection between slang for a mixed race person and the cookie? What were they thinking?

What are you thinking?

I think that toy selection says a lot about one's parenting skills. Are you choosing toys just because everyone else has one or are you choosing toys that you think will help your child develop into the best person they can be?

Children, be it humans, chimpanzee or puppies learn through play. Its the parents who are responsible for the child's self image, direction and education not the toy industry or Disney movies. The latest crop of toys for girls from the toy industry seems to say that we as a society value prostitutes and Paris Hilton's over decent human beings. If you yourself are a pole dancer, hooker or party girl and want that life for your child, then by all means buy these ridiculous toys but for people who want something more substantial for their girls, just say no to the toy industry.


Pole Dancing Doll

Pole dancing doll - teaches young girls the best moves for their future career as a glamorous pole dancer.  Does it Include a wad of play money?
Pole dancing doll - teaches young girls the best moves for their future career as a glamorous pole dancer. Does it Include a wad of play money?
Why not learn to be a domestic diva early on?
Why not learn to be a domestic diva early on?
Hidden video camera in doll?  This is just asking for trouble when the brother gets a hold of this. Don't accept this gift from weird Uncle Charlie the pedophile.
Hidden video camera in doll? This is just asking for trouble when the brother gets a hold of this. Don't accept this gift from weird Uncle Charlie the pedophile.
Breast feeding doll for pre-adolescent girls?  Get her ready for her teenage pregnancy.
Breast feeding doll for pre-adolescent girls? Get her ready for her teenage pregnancy.
This is a hit among white trash shoppers.  Nothing like setting the bar on low.
This is a hit among white trash shoppers. Nothing like setting the bar on low.
Tattoo Barbie? What's next Piercing Barbie?
Tattoo Barbie? What's next Piercing Barbie?
Make over studio - nothing like making a young child feeling like they are not good enough by encouraging a "makeover".  Leave make overs for the 40 plus crowd.
Make over studio - nothing like making a young child feeling like they are not good enough by encouraging a "makeover". Leave make overs for the 40 plus crowd.
Sigh, unfortunately racism still exists.  If your into the KKK then perhaps you'd like this doll.
Sigh, unfortunately racism still exists. If you're into the KKK then perhaps you'd like this doll.
Should little girls be thinking about being pregnant?
Should little girls be thinking about being pregnant?

Peggy Orenstein - "Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture" and Kaveri Subrahmanyam ("Digital Youth: The Role

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Trish_M 5 years ago from The English Midlands

Hi :)

You make some very important points!

I think that parents have to think very carefully about the toys, and children's clothes, that they bring into their homes.

The pregnant doll, with twin babies, I have actually seem. I can't remember if my daughter had one, or my friend's daughter, but it was, in fact, ok ~ educational even.

Pole dancing dolls, and those which look like prostitutes, are real no-nos, though! (Do pole dance dolls really exist!?)


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma

It's not just the gender-specific toys, it's parents encouraging little girls to dress "sexy" and use makeup (as early as grade school), while DIScouraging little boys from learning to cook, clean and do laundry. Very sad.


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peanutroaster 5 years ago from New England Author

Yes, why parents want their kids to be hookers is beyond me.


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kittythedreamer 5 years ago from the Ether

What about those horrible halloween costumes for little girls? I had a hard time finding a decent and appropriate costume for my daughter last year...and she is only three! Unfortunately all society sells to these kids is SEX SEX SEX...it's really pathetic and scary to me. Voted up and useful.


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peanutroaster 5 years ago from New England Author

Childhood gets shorter and shorter as marketers try to push adult things on kids.


TaylorLautnerFan#1 3 years ago

I think it's wrong that parents even allow 14 and 15 year olds to have a Facebook or an Email without having the password. If they have the password they can filter everything the kid does and says to anyone.

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