December 22, 2005


This is so nuts! These religious nuts are not going to buy their daughters (and maybe a few unfortunate, budding faggots) this popular doll because the manufacturer gives money to Girls, Inc., which in addition to helping underpriveleged girls, also says that abortion and being gay are ok. Jesus! If your daughter wants one of these precious princesses, why would you possibly pinpoint one of the many organizations which Mattel must donate to and two of their policies? It's not like the dolls come with pro-abortion pins and a fucking rainbow flag! Mattel just gives Girls, Inc a few coins. These religious freaks must be scared shitless!

The dolls come in period costumes which denote different eras in our wonderful nation's history. Like Molly.


Meet Molly

"Molly McIntire® is a girl growing up in 1944. The world is at war, and she misses her father who is overseas caring for wounded soldiers. Molly® doesn’t like many of the changes the war has brought, like rationing rubber, eating turnips for dinner, and not seeing Dad on Christmas. But she learns the importance of getting along and pulling together—just as her country must do to win the war! Lively and lovable, she is the star of her story."

I'm not too sure why a young girl would be concerned about rationing rubber, but maybe the quizzical, bespectacled Molly is just such a curious lass! I'm equally unsure as to why a child of today would want or care about a doll who doesn't like rubber-rationing. I'm imagining scenes of girls asking Molly, "Would you like to play ball, Molly?" The child shakes Molly's sweet head in agreement. "Too bad, cuz there's not enough wubber to make any more balls!" The child shakes Molly's head in a weeping motion. "Well, then how about going for a drive, then?" Mollsters perks up at the notion. "Sorry, Molly. Toldja. Ain't got no tires cuz of the wubber shortage!" (Please, sickos, do not make any of mention of condoms as rubbers during this touching scene.) Hell, maybe today's brats need this fucking doll to prepare themselves for the shortages of jobs, affordable health care, gas, and civil liberties that the Bush administration has ushered in. Between the war in Iraq and Katrina, regaining prosperity seems generations away.

So let's live in the past--but just not with THESE dolls. Well, not until next year, when Mattel cuts it's ties with Girls, Inc. Until then, let's turn back time. Back before Charles Darwin, and unsuccessfully try (halle-fuckin-lujah!) to cram Unintelligent Design down our kids' throats. Let's advocate forcing abortions into unsanitary back-alley butcher-shops and gays into cruising public toilets which, ok, some of us still haven't left! I'd like to see a line of dolls that teaches kids about the monstrosities in our nation's history. Then maybe these children would grow up with a healthy distrust of the powers that be--a distrust which would NEVER have allowed Bush to implement this much of his agenda almost without question until recently. How about a little black girl doll whose daddy died from syphillis that the government infected him with in those famous Alabama experiments? Or an American Indian girl. doll who's left all alone after we've butchered her family? Or here's a really horrible one. How about a hopelessly emotionally disturbed girl from the 1920's who's snapped in horror after attending one of Lypsinka's performances? I'm kidding! Lyp's heyday was in the '30's.

But back to my point: I'M STONED!


(CBS) With $379 million in sales last year, the American Girl dolls are just like the girls who adore them — wholesome and sweet and rooted in American history.

They were a huge hit in the Wiesner household.

Claire Wiesner says, "They are so much fun to play with and they seem so real." Her sister Elena adds, "And they're really pretty."

Renee Wiesner, Claire's mom tells CBS News correspondent Mika Brzezinski, "Everything that they sold to us seemed very consistent with our values."

That was until the Wiesners found out that the American Girl company donates money to an organization called Girls Incorporated, which offers support to underprivileged girls. Girls Inc. also endorses Roe v. Wade — the right to abortion and it promotes acceptance of homosexuality. It's an association that families like the Wiesners are protesting with their wallets.

"This year, we're not going to buy any of the products for Christmas," Wiesner says bluntly.

And some are taking it a step further. The Pro-Life Action League is calling for a boycott of the dolls. Some Catholic schools have cancelled American Girl events.

"They take a position that I am 100 percent against which would be in telling girls abortion is a solution for them," Wiesner says.

American Girl, which just launched its first ever major ad campaign in its 20-year history, released a statement saying it is "profoundly disappointed that certain groups have chosen to misconstrue American Girl's purely altruistic efforts."

Also Mattel, the maker of the doll has decided it will not renew its partnership with Girls Inc. which runs out this year.

And next year we'll find out if that's enough to bring back the American Girl's conservative consumer base.

Clarification: American Girl responded after viewing the CBS report, saying while they considered the report fair and balanced they wanted to point out the "I Can" program and Girls Inc. partnership was always planned as a 2005 initiative and the end date of Dec 26, 2005, was mutually agreed upon by both parties.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I accidentally stumbled upon your website and read your comments on Christians boycotting American Girl. I am not one of these boycotters, but I am a pro-life Catholic. Maybe it is silly to boycott something like this when we likely support things we oppose all the time without even realizing it. But we are not religious freaks, and we have good reasons for believing the way we do, which you might discover if you sought to understand our beliefs. We live in a world that has come to hate God, and we must put up with people like you all the time every day. We are offended by many things in our society, yet we get blasted by people like you when we speak out as being bigoted and narrow-minded. Yet, if you speak out, we are supposed to keep quiet and simply let you change society even further away from what we believe is good and true. Fortunately, this is America. How about this: you kindly support my right to speak out and boycott American Girl and show me some respect--oh, I mean "tolerance"--for my beliefs, and I will do the same for you. We don't have to call each other names and throw nasty slurs to do it, either. I know it's hard to believe, but it really can be done.

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