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Bratz Dolls are Slutty and a Poor Example for Little Girls

Updated on October 13, 2016

The Debate about Bratz Dolls

Bratz Dolls are Slutty and a Poor Example for Little Girls

Is this what we really want our little girls playing with? Fishnet Stockings, fitted leather jumpsuits, and thongs? Dolls who are marketed sitting like pinups? Oh, even their name annoys me!

I am fearful of what these girls will grow up be. They have been taught that this is the norm.

LET'S HEAR FROM YOU - What is YOUR opinion of Bratz dolls?

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Bratz Dolls are Slutty and a Poor Example for Little Girls

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    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I'm sorry, but anyone with half a brain would have to agree that these dolls set a ridiculously bad example for children. They are little slut dolls! How could that possibly be okay among you dumb ass parents. Are you yourselves whites in denial? Just because you grew up in a lackluster environment doesn't mean that you should doom your children to the same. Show some damn class. Disgusting people.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Lilakos, if you honestly don't see how these are slutty, you may want to take a look at yourself. Are you a slut? Do you have daughters? Let's hope not.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      If you play the video games and you go shopping their clothes in rock anglez sports flair line looks like slut clothes

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Their clothing looks like some thing ahooker would have

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Most kids DO want to dress like their dolls. I remember trying to mimic the clothing of cartoon characters I saw on tv. If I had kids, I wouldn't let them anywhere near them.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Ok so marketing a doll to little girls with 7 inch heels is wrong. .... Period

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Bratz dolls are part of predictive programming for young girls. The image that they project reminds me of the MK Ultra project. The project was used by the CIA to produce mind controlled assassins and sex slaves. Their sex slaves were programmed as sex kittens which reminds me of Bratz Catz. They wear lots of animal prints and act like cats. If you don`t believe me look it up for yourself. If you believe that these dolls are harmless then you are in denial. The Masquerade Ball set was designed to represent an "Eyes Wide Shut" type of orgy! There is a very good article about this on vigilantcitizen.com.

    • microfarmproject 5 years ago

      They are only a small part of the equation, but I don't want my girls to think that dark make-up and skimpy clothes are what make a girl attractive.

    • victoriuh 5 years ago

      There are a lot of dolls I do not approve of, but these are some of my least favorite. Girls do relate to their dolls and want to emulate them, no matter what anyone wants to think.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Yes....Bratz who names dolls that. Oh i Love BRATZ. I want to be a BRATZ when i grow up.Thats what the kids say. that is down right weird.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Listen the generation that grew up with bratz dolls are now from 2nd year down in Ireland and I have never known such a slutty care-free back talking genereation they put mine to shame and mine was tought to be bad! Im begining to wonder was it an experiment done to see how controllling toys are, majority if us had barabie, who was dressed sensibly and didnt own fishnets, now kids were exposed to Bratz dolls they grow up to think they need to be 'stylish' wear more make up then I own and they are so vain! Im seeing the change and Im only in my first year of college, put it this way if your raising a 10-15/16 year old girl now and u let her play with Bratz dolls my guess is she has become just that.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Why does everybody need to be obsessed with sex? And why do men have to be such fresking pigs? I bet there are creepers who take these dolls and do "stuff" to them. And i have actually seen a nine year old girl dressed like this on halloween! Im 15 and would not dress like this!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Defidentially,as an eleven year old kid with good parents, my parents le me have Barbies, they bought some for me, but none that were trashy. The sluttiest one I ever had was Malibu or whatever, the boz was at the beach(the background) and she was in a pink bikini, but it wasn't excessively "showy".

    • JaneEyre9999 5 years ago

      Totally agree! When we had a doll company my then husband wanted to develop a line of Slutz!!!! They bombed...no way our collectors wanted a line of wanna be kiddie hookers!

    • cocomoonbeams 5 years ago

      They are not a doll I would buy for my little girl. I went to Fashion Design school and the models I drew in my fashion illustrations looked like these dolls (this was before Bratz existed). We would have people in the industry critique our portfolios every year and I like to think that my drawings were ripped off because Bratz came on the market about a year later, even though the critic told me that no one would respond to my drawing style in the industry.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      BRATZ ARE DOLLS OF THE DEVIL! I'm 11 and here's y bratz r stupid:

      they dress like strippers, they act so snobby that's it's redonkulos, and honestly tell me how girls my age think they r the coolest thing since sliced bread? (and they have so much make-up i don't want to know how much it would take to get it off) I'm glad my teenage sister doesn't look or act like them.

    • tangy 5 years ago

      i think these dolls are a baaad thing for little girls

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      THEY ARE B.A.D SPELLS BAD!!!

    • jaredsgirl 5 years ago

      To be honest, I think a lot of the girl's dolls such as Barbies, Tinkerbell, and Bratz are dressed very inappropriately. That being said, I also feel that good parenting prevents this inappropriate dress and dolls themselves should not be to blame for a child's attire. If we teach our children the correct way to act and dress then those values far outweigh any appearance of these dolls.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I completely agree... I was reading some of the "No way" comments and it is ridiculous what these people are saying. Yes, it is true that dolls are not the only bad example, but we don't need to encourage to world's poor example in the things we let our children play with. I can teach my children to dress appropriately but that means nothing if I let them play with dolls that wear clothing that practically screams "I'm just an object"

      Just because the doll doesn't guarantee how my child will act doesn't mean that I should allow it in my home. Why pay money to a company that encourages that kind of dress?

    No way!

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      • anonymous 4 years ago

        They are dolls for little girls. How anyone thinks they are slutty is beyond me

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I grew up with Bratz, I love them. I loved the outfits because i thought it looked pretty for a doll yet I never once wanted to wear outfits like that, my parents taught me better than that. I never wanted to dress in short skimpy outfits, i don't even wear skirts or dresses without legging or shorts underneath. I don't slather my face with makeup ( i do wear it, but i dont overdo it). So many people complain that they look like prostitutes, how many little kids know what that is? They don't see what older people see ( until the parents fill the child's sponge like mind with their ideology)

        The dolls are not going to influence them to be tramps. If you see little kids dressing in skimpy outfits, guess who bought them....the parents/guardian. They obviously don't have strong parental figures to show them what is realistic and acceptable and what is not. Thats what makes tramps.. Not pieces of plastic in " skimpy" outfits.

        Don't blame dolls for sucky parenting skills.

        And what really sets me off are the hypocrites that bash bratz but love barbie. You want to talk about causing bad body image, Barbie takes the cake. With the perfect beach body, long slim legs, and permanent tiny, heel shaped feet.

        Bratz are kind of distorted in a comical way: big head, eyes, short midsection obviously unrealistic.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        erm, no. you're an idiot. do you realise that bratz dolls are pieces of plastic for girls entertainment? cos no girl will be THAT much of a despo, so go shove off and think bratz dolls are crud.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I don't agree with this.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        You're not what you wear.

        Rollergirls dress in fishnets and skimpy dresses and I consider them excellent role models.

        That the dolls are dang ugly is another issue.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        this is a wrong perception. I use to play with Bratz and never grew up to be a "slut" or a "whore". The parent is dumb enough to let a DOLL influence their kid into dressing "slutty" or "Skanky". Blame the parent not the doll.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I'm 13,and played with Bratz when I was younger,they never made me want to dress slutty or anything. If you let a DOLL influence your daughter,that's your fault,not the doll's.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Bratz dolls are not for little kids they are for maybe like tweens.Bratz are getting better and not dressing as slutty as they were so they are improving and calm down its just a doll but i love bratz dolls .

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        umm..guys there just dolls calm down,im pretty sure most of u played with them and look at u now, you came out alright

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I disagree, Although the Bratz SOMETIMEZ dress inapropriately, the barbie dolls are even worse! The are just dolls so relax people. I Luv Bratz , stupid people

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I play with Bratz and I am fine. The thing people don't realize is that Bratz are not for little girls, they are for older girls like me. Older girls realize Bratz are fictional characters. Barbie is targeted a LITTLE girls for a reason.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        These are dolls. You have to teach them about what to do. They look like this to attract kids to dress them up and play with them. I play with Bratz dolls and I haven't grown all gross and nasty

      • E L Seaton 5 years ago from Virginia

        What one puts in the little girls head is the determiner of that.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I personally loved Bratz when I was younger (I'm not that old LOL), I don't see them as a bad example, especially not the movies. And what's wrong with Fishnets? XD And it's not like they sell matching outfits for little six year olds, I grew up with Bratz and I don't dress/act like them. They're just high school fashionista dolls. Plus, not all their outfits are "obscene." I personally love them. (I like the Kidz better though.)

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Thats not my real name

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Omg ur so wrong u are just mean barbie is just pink pink pink yuck i only love purple purple my most fav all colors are mybfav except light regular pink i only like hot pink . Kids need some and fun im a1o year old every girl my cousins ( i dont hav a sis ) live bratz all a fan of Dana ( but she is not in there no more ) and Chole. So bratz make kids have style did u watch the movie bratz girlz really rock really love it my fav bratz . Barbie make me feel embaressed . when i watch a perfect christmas they all sinin and some boys laugh. ( im 10 im a girl i have a7 year old brother) So bratz are fun est then barbie

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Honestly, being the kind of person I am, I would never where the clothes that my dolls had. Just because the doll isn't there, doesn't mean the clothing doesn't exist. Parenting determines how crazy the child is as a teenager.

        I had 12 Bratz dolls, and how do I dress today? Jeans and a T-shirt. I also hate wearing make-up. I'm sixteen right now, and I still have never kissed a boy. I've never been in a relationship, and I'm pretty conservative in that manner. However, I'm not a narrow-minded idiot (or I hope not to be.) I'm not gonna judge people based on how they look, unless I'm walking down a dark street at night.

        So, if you are a good parent, then the dolls will have little to no affect with your children. The dolls will just be another little silly thing to suddenly remember will writting an essay about dolls through history, as is in my situation. However, if you have bad parenting skills, then avoid Bratz.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I'm 14,and played with Bratz when I was younger,they never made me want to dress slutty or anything. If you let a DOLL influence your daughter,that's your fault,not the doll's.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Ha this is funny if you're really gonna be mad at bratz you should chew out my scene. Bratz are just dolls and they are making more money than Mattel has made in years.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        i say bratz dolls are not slutty ok your wrong. hey monkey brain if you say bratz are slutty your slutty

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      Bratz dolls come dressed in sexualized clothing such as miniskirts, fishnet stockings, and feather boas. Although these dolls may present no more sexualization of girls or women than is seen in MTV videos, it is worrisome when dolls designed specifically for 4- to 8-year-olds are associated with an objectified adult sexuality.

      - APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls, Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls

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      Although this movie did serve to tone down the sexy nature of the Bratz Dolls (In an effort, I imagine, to keep a lower rating), the movie still is a part of this sexy Bratz brand. I also read that a designer from the movie (Jeffrey, from Project Runway) was fired after saying Bratz were "Slutty" in an interview.

       

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          Spiderlily321 5 years ago

          Nice lens. I personally don't think that these dolls really influence children so much, but if a parent really have a problem with them, then they just shouldn't buy the doll for their kids.

          Thanks for sharing this.

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          microfarmproject 5 years ago

          I didn't let my girls play with these dolls when they were little. Thanks for highlighting the debate.

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          Synergise2011 LM 5 years ago

          There is a great debate going on in this page. I always thought these things looked weird with their large heads rather than slutty. I'd be interested to know if the same people who dislike Bratz also dislike Barbie?

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          You may be starting a whole revolution!

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          Sunflower Susan 5 years ago

          This is a lively lens! I like other dolls better.

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          ramonabeckbritman 5 years ago

          Nice Lens, good debate. In my opinion, I don't see anything wrong with the dolls, they are just that. my 2 grand daughters each had some and lovde the glitz and glitter, like most girls do. Now they have moved on to something else.The Bratz Dolls are just that, DOLLS!

          I think if a parent has a problem with those dolls, Dont buy them.

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          bechand 5 years ago

          was anyone in the "no" category over the age of 15? or the parent of such kid justifying their purchases to themselves? ??? seriously? LOL

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          1st let me say that it's great to finally see a place for BOTH parties to state their opinions on the matter. I'm a huge Bratz fan (and an expert on all things Bratz), and I have been since they launched when I was only 6(I'm now 14 and still loving these beautiful dolls)! So I can say from first-hand-experience growing up with these dolls, and years of playtime with them and my friends, that they really do not set any examples for children. None of my friends have turned into "sluts", even though they were once obsessed with the dolls. Heck, they don't even dress like the dolls!(Not that the dolls were ever ACTUALLY wearing anything provocative in the 1st place, despite the "thong" urban legend)

          Bratz, if anything are actually positive role-models for children to look up to. For instance, the name "Bratz" isn't about being a brat at all, it's about taking something negative that someone will say about you, and turning into something nice. Bratz are all about self-expression and staying true to yourself and your friends. Parents are really too quick to jump to conclusions about these dolls. If you've seen the movies, listened to their CDs, read their books, seen their TV series, etc. then you'd know that the Bratz are constantly promoting good values, like going against the crowd and being your own person, being honest, not judging people by their appearance/aesthetics(something most parents need to consider when bashing innocent fashion dolls) and way more (Just watch the show on YouTube, every episode ends in a lesson being taught!). There's even an episode entirely based on karma!

          Some parents believe the dolls' clothing is too "mature" for children. But is it? The dolls are wearing the same outfits that you can find at your local high school on real-life teenagers. The Bratz' outfits are actually really tame compared to some other dolls on the market right now, like Barbie and Monster High dolls. I think parents just have a hard time dealing with the fact that there is now a higher quality, multi-ethnic(There's a Bratz doll for EVERYBODY!), more realistically dressed alternative to Barbie dolls that they grew up with, so naturally they rebel.

          I do think parents need to take some responsibility for their children. If their child makes bad choices in life, it is the parent's fault, not inanimate 9 inch fashion dolls, who despite popular belief, don't actually influence or send any "messages" to children. So parents, your homework tonight is to actually do some homework on the brand before you rant about it "corrupting your child".

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          Linda Jo Martin 6 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

          I've never heard of them before (yes, I live in a bubble) but... I don't see how they are any worse than Barbie dolls, and we've had those for about fifty years. I know, because I played with Barbies not long after they were first marketed when I was a child. The same debate has raged about them, for years.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          The Bratz are not ideal for girls from an early age, the dolls are made for teenagers and adults, but neither girl will take expectations of a product with much estanding. The Bratz are and will, as they indicate "passion for fashion" in addition to these things who have to worry that their children are not secured on the wrist is not to buy.

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          Jennifer Einstein 7 years ago from New York City

          Jewei - I'm wondering where your 3 out of 4 statistic is coming from. That seems awfully high to me and I hope that you are wrong.

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          JewelRiver 7 years ago

          I think this is a very intriguing debate and it calls attention to the negative impact that society has on women. We are living in a world where in America 3 out of 4 women at some point in their lives will be the victim of violence and most often it is by men. I think Bratz dolls lower the self esteem and respect level and I would not allow my children to play with them in this sexist violent world

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          Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

          Great debate. It was really interesting to read the other side of the debate, as I have been flat dead against them since the first time I heard their name. It only got worse when I saw one. This monkeybrain blessed by an angel.

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          Deb Kingsbury 7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

          Since I don't have kids and many of my friends don't, I've never actually seen these dolls. Looks like you have a good debate going on up there, with valid points on either side. Me, I do kinda think the clothes are a bit on the slut-ish side, and I wouldn't be too thrilled if I had a young daughter who was dressing like the dolls. But I really have no idea how influential dolls like this are. Obviously, most young kids who'd play with these have to rely on parents to buy their clothing, so I wouldn't think most parents would give in to their ten year-old buying fishnets.

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          bgamall lm 8 years ago

          They may be age appropriate for older children, so maybe the parents are the final decisionmakers, not some boneheaded psychologist who has been divorced 40 times.

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          gia combs-ramirez 8 years ago from Montana

          Why are you selling Bratz products if you are against them? This is exactly the double message that our kids get. They follow our actions more than our words.

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          mompowereddreams 9 years ago

          Maybe They Don't Seem Harmful To Little Girls As Little Girls, But Subconsciously They Will And Parents Will Notice The Negative Effect As Their Daughter Grows Older. Also Agree With Theresa Markham About The Attitude Of Bratz. But Its The Whole Picture And Why Parents (And I AM A Parent) Really Need To Think Consciously About The Toys We Let Our Kids Play With In General As A Whole And Not Just Bratz Dolls.

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          blondeheroine 9 years ago

          And to add a p.s. to my comment above, fantastic idea for a debate. No matter what the naysayers say. The fact that you've got them all hopping mad is proof that this debate is a success. 5*

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          FretTube 9 years ago

          HooRaaa-Arend-Jan, That's what I say! The toys are only an extension of our selves.

          If the parents are that worried about the toys,

          maybe they should look into changing their own lives as well?

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          TheresaMarkham 9 years ago

          I care more about the name, "Bratz" than the dresscode of these things. Having "Bratz" stuff around leads to "Bratty" attitudes - and in life, attitude, centeredness, balance, and healthy self-esteem is everything! IALAC All the Best, Theresa

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          BruceBeerdrinke1 9 years ago

          LOL capitalism at it's finest, a debate about how Bratz are bad, but here at the bottom a link to Ebay auctions selling Bratz stuff.

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