Praise for the American Girls

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Cute article in the New York Times about the American Girl dolls and American Girl Place in New York City. The author says it's not shocking girls want to mutilate Barbie in all her perfection, she once did it herself and if she had a Bratz doll or Groovy girl she'd do it again. "After all, they are so hip, so chicly coiffed, so street. Who can compete with all that stylized perfection?"

She says American Girl dolls are normal. They're appropriately chubby and they wear normal little girl clothes not outfits "Beyoncé could wear to the Grammy's". She calls the company's approach a "return to innocence."

Of course the American Family Association disagrees, maybe they think the Bratz are better role models for girls?

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