Almost Doll-Free, West Virginia…

A West Virginia state Delegate has proposed a bill that would ban the sale of Barbie, Bratz, and other dolls like them because they place too much emphasis on physical beauty and not enough on intellectual and emotional development. “I just hate the image that we give to our kids that if you’re beautiful, you’re beautiful and you don’t have to be smart,” Delegate Jeff Eldridge of Lincoln County said. Hopefully he’s beautiful because, well, at least then he’s something. The bill isn’t very specific, only mentioning “‘Barbie’ dolls and other similar dolls.” No word on how blow-up dolls fit into the scheme of this.

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  1. coffee

    WV legislators had to realize proposing a Barbie ban would cause a big media stir but, then again, maybe this was strategic…

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