Tuesday, April 25, 2006

These Ain't Your Momma's Baby Dolls

"The Pussycat Dolls" are okay . . . if you are into porn chic and the continuing sexualization and defining of deviancy down of America. But is the burlesque show modelled after Vegas strippers (oops! I'm sorry--"exotice dancers") appropriate for your 6-year-old daughter?

No way!

But that's the plan of Hasbro. The toy company will market Pussycat Dolls modelled after the risque lingerie dance troop founded by Playboy centerfold Carmen Electra.

Incredibly, Hasbro intends to market the stripper dolls to six to nine year-old girls. "We looked at it as, let's not wait for the Pussycat Dolls to become big hits and we take the tail end of the value chain," the the company's marketing manager for marketing told The New York Times. This sickening new "child" product certainly gives new meaning to "tail" and "value." Does the doll come with lap dance lessons?...

Read the rest of Debbie Schlussel's commentary right here. But then come back to Vital Signs Blog in order to take down the following info so that you can let Hasbro know your opinion of their new dolls.

Hasbro Toys
1027 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, RI, 02862-1059.
(401) 727-5318 or 401-431-TOYS (8697)