Last month, I was looking for a birthday gift for a classmate of my son’s who’s going to be turning four. Noticing how much the other girls in the class love dolls, I decided to get her a doll. It was pretty tough trying to find a doll that was sweet and innocent instead of those slightly inappropriate, but extremely popular Bratz dolls. Considering how much “skin” the Bratz dolls show and the make-up and other bling they sport, I couldn’t believe that Hasbro decided Pussycat Dolls would be over the top.
On Monday the charges flew: They were called little “stripper dolls” that encourage children to “engage in eroticized play.”
By Wednesday, Hasbro’s planned release of “The Pussycat Dolls,” a line of toys based on the all-female pop group of the same name, was canceled.
I decided on a Disney Little Princess 12″ Soft & Sweet: Cinderella and accompanying book. This is the kind of doll I feel comfortable buying for little girls.