I was cleaning my basement with my 8 year old sister, and getting rid of the toys that she didn’t want, to make room for our new pool table and air hockey table we were getting. She has tons of Barbies, Bratz, and MyScene dolls and loads of clothes for them.
This doesn’t sound so bad right? Well, it takes a turn. I asked her what clothes she wanted to keep for them, and what ones she didn’t. She picked all the short skirts, barely-there tops, and skimpy dresses to keep for her dolls. Is it just me, or does that not seem right? When i was little and had barbies, they weren’t nearly as. . . slutty as dolls are these days.
Do you think this sets a bad example for this generation of kids? Do you think the dolls’ clothes affect the way they will dress?