Who lets their kids have Brat's Dolls?
September 8, 2008 2:10pm CST
I'd like to know who lets their kids have Brat's Dolls and why? My daughter know's that that little doll is FORBIDDEN in our house. They show children the wrong way to dress, act and they look like little Ho's. With their big lips like they've been doing something. They are unmoral dolls and I think parents who let their children play with them are just setting their children up to be strippers or $luts in the future. There's enough out there, we don't need dolls teaching our kids that. What's wrong with good old fashioned Barbie? Sure some of her clothes can be a little low cut but I just don't buy those clothes. Most of them are children friendly. I think Brat's dolls should be banned.
8 Sep 08
I let my daughter have Brat's dolls when she was younger it was the only doll she ever showed interest in. As she hates anything else to do with dolls. She soon grew out of them it was a passing pharse that only lasting a few months. But i find Barbie far worst then Brat's dolls. She looks anorexia to me. My daughter has show no interest in dressing like them she pefers being dressed in trousers then skirts. They are just toys just because a boy plays with an action man it doesn't mean he wants to join the Army.
8 Sep 08
I'm not exactly saying it's not ok to play with dolls. I just think that Brats are way too sexualized for kids. Their clothes are inappropriate and they act like diva's. Barbies are at least better dressed and have better morals. I'm not saying that how skinny they are is right either and at least brats are a bit stockier but barbie doesn't say that you have to be as skinny as her where brats show that it's ok to look like little $kanks. If they came out with a sportier doll or ones that are of all sizes and ethnicities with proper wear for a little girl to see then I'd buy that over barbie but when choices are barbie or brats, I'll opt for barbie anyday.
3 Oct 08
I let my daughters have the dolls and watch the shows. They have Barbie and Bratz dolls. We often laugh that if I had a bust like Barbie I would toppling over, and similarly if I had a head the size of a Bratz doll I wouldn't be able to lift my head up. I do think the Bratz cartoons and Barbie films promote some good things. They always promote friendship and kindness - things I like my daughters to see. Just because the dolls are dressed like that doesn't mean my girls want to dress like that, but for the record my elder daughter's favourite Bratz doll is an ice skater and has on a lovely outfit! I am also not against Walt Disney films portraying the female lead as servants, or needing to be rescued by a prince. I see them for what they are - entertainment. What are your chilren allowed to see and play with? Why can't they see these things and then discuss with you what is wrong and what is right about them?
3 Oct 08
That's a very good reply and for that I give you best response. I'm not against Walt Disney films either and I'm not against Barbie. My daughter is aloud Barbies just not Bratz. if Bratz dressed a little more conservitively then I'd allow her to play with them. I'm just against how little some of their clothes are. My daughter is fine with not having a Bratz doll. She knows why I don't like them and understands that. There's only one other thing that she is not aloud and that's Healy shoes. I feel they are a little dangerous and can cause back injury from they way they need to walk on them. Plus I don't feel it's fair that rollerblades are not aloud in a mall but Healys are. She's fine with that as well. I did see a Snowboarder Bratz doll and I liked it. I might actually get it for it. I like her to see that girls are able to do things like that and still be girly as well. I just don't want her thinking that you MUST be skinny and model like to be liked. I know a lot of people say that Barbie isn't any better either but I actually have one that has big hips and big feet (surfer girl). I just wish they made them all different sizes. All the clothes her barbies have are fashionable but conservative except for one that doesn't close around barbies chest! We laugh at it and I say I guess barbie put on a bit of weight, she'll need to go shopping for some new clothes.
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9 Sep 08
I personally do not like the bratz dolls either. I don't like the way they dress, but I determine what my daughter wears not some doll. I don't really think that our kids are going to dress the way a doll does or that they will end up being strippers or your other choice s words by playing with a doll. I don't make a big deal about it and just tell my daughter that we don't buy them or watch the show. I steer her towards more child friendly dolls. She prefers the pony's and other stuff anyway.