Posted on 3.9.09 at 9:02 am
A West Virginia law maker has proposed House Bill number 2918 which provides that “[i]t shall be unlawful in [this] state to sell “Barbie” dolls and other similar dolls that promote or influence girls to place an undue importance on physical beauty to the detriment of their intellectual and emotional development.”
No, this isn’t a joke. I have so many comments on this, I don’t even know where to begin. This is absurd. Of course it will never pass. And I suspect this is Delegate Eldridge’s way of getting some attention. But come on! At least write the darn thing correctly. Define “other similar
dolls” for us please, Delegate.
And should we ban GIJoe too? I think it places an undue influence on boys to want to fight for our country, or look physically fit, or fight. ?!
Barbie is more than just about beauty now. Barbie has the “I Can Be…” Collection where she can be a veterinarian, a SeaWorld Trainer, a gymnastics coach, and so on.
That’s all I’ll say about this.
What do you think?