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Friday, December 29, 2006

PostHeaderIcon Bratz are Whorez

I think part of being a parent is denying your kid things you think are bad for them. Parents have no problem telling their kid they can not have a Coke for breakfast, so why when it comes to toys parents are willing to throw just about anything under the tree?

Advertisers want children to beg and cry for what they want until their parents finally concede. Neglect is sometimes giving a child exactly what they want.

This Christmas, my beef is with :

Also known as Bratz.

They look like pole-dancers on the way to a strip club ( no offense to the pole-dancers I know, but come on...... there's a reason those clubs are over 21...).

No child really needs a slutty looking doll. Seriously.

I think the original commercial for these doll-shaped hellspawn sums up their message well: "Don't theorize! Accessorize!"

Are these dolls creating immature sexuality or simply reflecting what is already there? To find out, let's not forget your phallic accessories that every 6 year old needs:

"The sweet and sassy Bratz Babyz™ flaunt it on the most funked out furniture! Take a sweet seat on a donut chair or banana split lounge, and hang out in Bratz Babyz™ style!


* Beautiful Bratz Babyz™ Design
* Fits 1 Bratz Babyz™

Donut Chair

* Spins around and around!

Banana Spilt Chair

* Moves up and down!

*Features and Accessories May Vary"

WTF?!? "Flaunt it on funked out furniture?" Who in the hell would want their young daughter flaunting "it" (Whatever "it" is since these are marketed to pre-teen kids) on anything? And these "baby bratz" are being marketed to the under-7 crowd.

So don't give me flack when I ask for the gift receipt for the fugly little Bratz doll you bought my 4year old for Christmas and tell me to "loosen up" when I tell you it's not coming into my house.

You want to know why? Because in 7 or 8 years from now you'll be saying "I just don't know how little Tanqueray became a fugly little slut..."

Right now you think your daughter dressing like their favorite dollz is cute.....Yeah, you're daughters aren't Slutz, they're Bratz.

Trash in, Trash out.


bernadette fernandes said...

Thank you! Upon talking to my shockingly unhorrified mother and friend, I thought I was the only one who would hold a Bratz bonfire if it wasn't for the pollution. Some of those baby Bratz wear fishnets and chains. I've actually seen one in a corset top... Well, I guess if the business is that demanding, might as well train them young. By the way, I cannot believe that banana chair moves up and down!!!

Adrian said...

Our daughter is nearing 5 yrs. Both my wife and myself agree that there is NO WAY we will have one of these things in our house. We also don't let her look at them in the shops either.

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