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Barbie Banned in West Virginia?

It's such a shame that, after 50 years, yet another Barbie boycott is on the horizon. Sure, generations of parents have refused to forgive the doll's blatant disregard for real women's figures. But here's one lawmaker in West Virginia ready to take t...

Bratz Belt Too Suggestive?

If you saw a girl wearing a belt with a buckle that says "Enter," what would you think? You know, right above that bit of anatomy that teenage boys are always trying to figure out to get into? Yeah, that's what I'd be thinking too. And if that belt w...

Baby Names, Bratz Dolls, and the Perfect Holiday Card - Links we Love

Absolutely must commit commerce with your child in tow? Here are five tips to save your sanity. How do you Christmas shop without your kids catching one? -- AlphaMom Most popular baby girl's name Emma holds on to her #1 slot for yet another year. ...

Scholastic expels Bratz

We love book order day at our house. Because we're heavy library users, and because we already have a large book collection, we rarely spend money on books. But my kids love to flip through the flimsy pages, oohing and ahhing over the offerings, and ...

Barbie gets leather and fishnets

Barbie has always provoked strong emotions in some, but with the introduction of Bratz dolls, she seemed downright quaint. Well, she is quaint no more. With Mattel's September release of a doll based on the DC comic superhero Black Canary, Barbie is ...

Strawberry Shortcake grows up

My kids have -- and frequently play with -- a large plastic strawberry filled with Strawberry Shortcake characters that were mine when I was a kid. They love the way the dolls smell, the interchangeable hats, and the little rubber shoes that don't co...

Costuming our daughters

Recently I wrote about feeling awkward about dressing in what I deemed "slutty" costume attire now that I am a mommy. Several of you weighed in that it was also tough to even find a regular, non-sexy costume these days, and i whole-heartedly agreed...

Use Bratz to make movies?

Let's be honest: I think Bratz dolls are awful. I can't imagine why anyone would create a doll for little girls that dresses sluttier than Paris Hilton at a Playboy Mansion party. That said, they may not be all bad. Especially considering that my da...

Bratz movie worse than expected

Leave it to the Defective Yeti to think to compile all the negative reviews of "The Bratz Movie" in one place. The obvious repulsion entertains, yet gives one a sense of sacred awe at the same time. People, we haven't seen disgust on this scale in ...

Do Bratz have a positive message?

Luckily for me, my kids are as yet too young to know about Bratz dolls, the strange and sexily-dressed toys that have been very popular with young girls. They are so popular, in fact, that they have their own movie in theatres now. Not everyone, howe...

Bratz movie trailer surprises

As J.D. reported in May, the Bratz franchise is expanding. Not content with merely slutting up toy stores and little girl's bedrooms everywhere, a live-action movie starring the Bratz girls is scheduled to hit theaters in August. The trailer for the ...

Bratz to be a live-action movie this summer

As if the Bratz franchise wasn't busy enough expanding its toy aisle empire, sluttifying our nation's nurseries and preschools this summer, now there is going to be a live-action Bratz movie. It apparently wasn't enough to keep the slutz and trampz i...

More evidence that Bratz are bad girls

In a report released Monday, the American Psychological Association confirmed what I already knew. In short, exposure to all those commercials, movies, songs, toys and advertisements featuring scantily clad females is harmful to a young girl's emotio...

Bratz doll packed with pot

That shifty 'ol Kris Kringle brought one little girl a little more than she'd bargained for this Christmas -- namely, three pounds of pot. The $7,000 worth of demon weed was discovered when the girl opened her new Bratz doll Christmas morning. He...

Tweens are the new teens

Have you noticed that kids are growing up much faster these days? That sounds so incredibly cliche, and I feel like next, I should start babbling about how when I was a kid, gum cost less than a dollar and I had to walk for an hour uphill in the snow...

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