When’s the last time you took a walk down the children’s toy aisles at Target? Give it a try sometime soon, and you may be surprised at the pathetic options. A student of mine recently turned 8. Hoping to find something fun and creative, I took a walk through the toy section. And you know what I found? A bunch of slutty looking dolls (many of them Barbies) and cheapy, fakey costume jewelry and makeup kits. Barf!
Let’s take a look at a few of the Barbie fashions offered to today’s children:
If you’re interested in the troubled Taylor Momsen Look:
Or the classic American Denim Miniskirt:
Everyone knows that Female Doctors wear high heels and summer dresses!
Or how about this “Pony Doctor” Barbie? Come ON–Can’t we at least teach children the CORRECT terms (ahem… veterinarian, anyone)?
And for those fashionistas out there, may I suggest the whole Barbie Fashionistas line:
If you buy your kid this sexy fur stole and miniskirt combo, you know what’s next.