» posted on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 at 8:18 am by Jeremy Herrera
I don’t normally interject on issues that involve dolls like this one. However, after reading the story and comments that were reported in it, I felt like I had too.
According to the story the critics of the doll state that the dolls story is one that makes girls believe men are bad and women helpless. However the story line I read of how the doll was used in the story of her existence was more of a slap in the face of both men and women.
- The father left the mother and child without caring of their plight. Sorry but it does happen more often than I would dream of. As a single father, I would never dream of my girls being left to struggle. Sadly, for every father like me, there are many more that I would consider to be sperm donors and never think about anyone but themselves.
- While it is not as normal for women to do the same thing as men to leave their children, it does happen.
- While the feminist want to believe that there are no women in the world that are helpless, some are. For whatever reason they are unskilled and unable to care for their families by their own means. This happens for a number of reasons, from always being a housewife and never getting job skills, to being told they can never succeed. That is why I believe that all women and men need to be taught from childhood that they have to rely on themselves to succeed and not on others to help them.
- Some men are helpless. Yes, some men are helpless people that were never guided though life to learn how to succeed either. Gone are the days where boys are taken under the wings of their father and taught how to be real men. A man that is fair, honest, and loyal to everyone. They are not taught that to be a real man is more than being able to be a tough guy. That a real man is one that can be kind and protective, loving and caring, and enjoy being around children and mentor them.
The sad true is that even though the critics don’t want to here it, this dolls story is all to real in many cases. I have seen it too many time to deny it happens. However, I also know there are many men and women that love their children and even after divorce place their children as number one priority regardless of situations.
So what I feel this doll is doing and the critics don’t like, is tell a story that is hard to hear. It is being used to tell these girls that get this doll to not become that helpless woman and that things in life sometimes are not easy to handle. This is how the company appears to have created the storyline as their other dolls have stories that have happy families with both parents. I thank this company for showing not just that happy ever after stories that we all would love to see happen everyday, but that is a bigger injustice to the intelligence of this little girls.
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