Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Monster Dolls? Really?

Mindy here. So Sunday I was perusing the plethora of sale circulars in the newspaper--including the toy ads, looking for gift idea for the grandkids--when I came across a series of Barbie-type dolls called Monster High. All girls, there was a Frankenstein (Frankie), a werewolf (Clawdeen), and a vampire (Draculaura).
Seriously? I wonder if this is because of the popularity of Twilight. Whatever the case, I just find this a bit disturbing. Whatever happened to little girls playing with baby dolls? Learning how to nurture and love. And despite what some people say about Barbie's figure, she's a go-getter. She been a teacher, an astronaut, a chef (I saw a cooking show Barbie the other day), a beauty queen, a mom, a big sister.... But monster dolls?

Okay, what do y'all think about this? Have you seen them?

I'm eager to hear your thoughts.

Happy Tuesday, y'all.

8 comments:

  1. Mindy, my question is: wouldn't girls who play with dolls be too young to see Twilight?

    ReplyDelete
  2. I suppose you're right, Eva. So what would be the appeal of these dolls?

    ReplyDelete
  3. I think the little girl stuff so closely follows the big girl stuff that the little girls are forced into it for lack of other options. We see the glamorization and sexualization of little girls in copies clothing styles too. It is disturbing. We're back in the dark ages forcing our little girls into set styles and codes of behavior that don't free us from stereotypes at all. Instead, we just run back to the sexuality of it. Look at how the dolls are dressed.
    Angie

    ReplyDelete
  4. This doesn't really make me think of Twilight--but the 3rd one over looks like Lilly Munster from the Munsters. Not sure about the others. Their legs are like pencils. Crazy.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yes, it is disturbing....what happened to baby doll..dolls?!?! My daughter loved them, and I am so glad....think she still has her last one..for keepsake and she is over 39. lol

    ReplyDelete
  6. You're right, Angie. Little girls need to look like little girls.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Lindi, I thought the legs looked goofy too.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Jackie, I loved baby dolls when I was little. Unfortunately, I never save any of mine :-(

    ReplyDelete