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Fri Aug 1, 2014, 08:48 AM

 

mom outraged by anatomically correct baby boy doll. new shipments have warning on package

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/should-dolls-have-anatomically-correct-genitals-this-mom-doesnt-think-so/article19847833/?cmpid=rss1

“I took my daughter to buy a new baby at toys r us. And she was so excited to find a baby boy doll because it was dressed in blue. But when she went to change his diaper, this was the surprise. Why?? These r little girls that don’t need to know the anatomy,” she wrote, according to News 96.5.com, a Florida-based radio station (the original Facebook page is no longer available).

Some parents sided with Burgmann. “O WoW!!!,” wrote Betty Grooms Huff in reply to the post. “Packaging should be more specific so parents can make the choice whether or not it’s appropriate for their child. It’s kinda late to take it back now that she’s already been exposed to seeing that. I mean the damage is done and it left you having to explain things sooner than you wanted to.”

Another seemed even more shocked than Burgmann. “This is nuts! Figuratively & literally!” wrote Candida DeMasse Krupa.

Others, however, not only shrugged it off as no big deal, but said the doll is a valuable tool to educate kids.


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mom was shocked to find an anatomically correct male baby doll while playing with her daughter. Outrage resulted when she posted a picture of the doll online. Some parents think the doll is inappropriate for children, others simply ask the manufacture to put a warning on the packaging. 

"Please note that the current packaging clearly state 'anatomically correct'," says Kathleen Waugh, Vice President of Corporate Communications for Toys"R"Us, Inc. "The earlier shipments last year did not have it noted on the packaging, but the current inventory does."

http://www.hlntv.com/video/2014/07/31/anatomically-correct-baby-boy-doll-shocks-shoppers

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Reply mom outraged by anatomically correct baby boy doll. new shipments have warning on package (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Aug 2014 OP
XemaSab Aug 2014 #1
treestar Aug 2014 #29
sharp_stick Aug 2014 #2
onehandle Aug 2014 #3
Rex Aug 2014 #4
Liberal_in_LA Aug 2014 #6
Rex Aug 2014 #7
RKP5637 Aug 2014 #13
gollygee Aug 2014 #5
Drale Aug 2014 #23
ladjf Aug 2014 #35
sinkingfeeling Aug 2014 #8
justiceischeap Aug 2014 #45
RKP5637 Aug 2014 #9
Jackpine Radical Aug 2014 #10
Nye Bevan Aug 2014 #11
SoCalDem Aug 2014 #19
seaglass Aug 2014 #12
d_r Aug 2014 #27
seaglass Aug 2014 #46
closeupready Aug 2014 #14
alphafemale Aug 2014 #15
seaglass Aug 2014 #25
alphafemale Aug 2014 #30
redqueen Aug 2014 #39
seaglass Aug 2014 #43
msanthrope Aug 2014 #16
DetlefK Aug 2014 #17
msanthrope Aug 2014 #18
libodem Aug 2014 #21
msanthrope Aug 2014 #22
mr blur Aug 2014 #20
Tuesday Afternoon Aug 2014 #24
pipi_k Aug 2014 #26
Mnemosyne Aug 2014 #49
JaneyVee Aug 2014 #28
LiberalFighter Aug 2014 #31
joeybee12 Aug 2014 #32
mythology Aug 2014 #33
Tierra_y_Libertad Aug 2014 #34
redqueen Aug 2014 #40
Tuesday Afternoon Aug 2014 #44
Tierra_y_Libertad Aug 2014 #54
MisterP Aug 2014 #47
MH1 Aug 2014 #36
aint_no_life_nowhere Aug 2014 #37
mcar Aug 2014 #38
kickitup Aug 2014 #51
mcar Aug 2014 #53
redqueen Aug 2014 #41
opiate69 Aug 2014 #42
nolabear Aug 2014 #48
uppityperson Aug 2014 #50
no_hypocrisy Aug 2014 #52
Hekate Aug 2014 #55
Arugula Latte Aug 2014 #56

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 08:52 AM

1. How many girls are there really

who aren't aware that boys have penises?

Even the most sheltered fundie girls have seen little boys getting their diapers changed.

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Response to XemaSab (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 11:14 AM

29. My first thought too

This is ridiculous. Why hide that fact from children?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 08:53 AM

2. Won't somebody please think of the children!!!!

This is obviously the worst thing that's ever happened to children.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 08:53 AM

3. An anatomically correct doll for right-wing reactionaries wouldn't come with a brain. nt

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 08:55 AM

4. OMGz it's got a penis!!!

 

Game over man, game over!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 09:03 AM

7. Yeah republicans like to keep their children dumb and ignorant.

 

Improves the chances of their children voting GOP...

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Response to Rex (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 09:10 AM

13. Yep, that's pretty much the republican bottom line ... dumb, ignorant, uneducated,

naive and gullible ... willing to believe the republican authoritarians with no brain involved.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 08:58 AM

5. This is just plain sad

"It’s kinda late to take it back now that she’s already been exposed to seeing that. I mean the damage is done and it left you having to explain things sooner than you wanted to.”


Who thinks seeing a doll that looks like an actual baby boy is "damage?" That's horribly sad. There is nothing sexual about a baby. I can't even wrap my brain around that.

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Response to gollygee (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 10:14 AM

23. To fundamentalists everything is sexual

Sex is all they think about all the time but their god tells them that its wrong and that's why they are angry all the time.

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Response to Drale (Reply #23)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 11:36 AM

35. They may be suffering from the "forbidden fruit " syndrome. nt

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 09:05 AM

8. So when do they demand Matel take the 'boobs' off of Barbie?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 12:26 PM

45. Not real boobs, there are no nipples

so they aren't "sexual."

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 09:07 AM

9. Yep, baby boys have no sexual organs, none knows about sex until 18 and after. Everyone is sexless.

Yet another WTF. We would be so much better off as a country if our outrage energy/attention focused more on solutions to the enormous problems facing this country in the coming years than this visceral stuff.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 09:09 AM

10. Why are you assuming the woman is a right-wing nut job fundamentalist?

I mean, other than that she's obviously a right-wing nut job fundamentalist?

What is WRONG with those people?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 09:09 AM

11. Dolls with penises? Appalling.

I don't think dolls should even have buttocks.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 09:34 AM

19. Doll's name?......Dick

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 09:09 AM

12. The baby girl dolls are not anatomically correct so why should baby boy dolls be?

This is just weird. I think Ken and G.I. Joe should get their penises (penii?) first.

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Response to d_r (Reply #27)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 12:31 PM

46. Yes, sometimes it is helpful to rely on google rather than past experience.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 09:11 AM

14. So dogs don't have penises and testicles? Or do they dress their dogs

 

in doggie pants?

Willful ignorance has plumbed new depths of stupidity.

This is sort of like the mainstream TV networks blurring the bulges in men wearing underwear or speedos while playing the team tasks on Suvivor or Amazing Race while the women have camel toes and boobs bouncing around for days.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 09:11 AM

15. Seeing normal anatomy as obscene is the real obscenity.

 

I hope she never takes her sheltered spawn to a petting zoo.

Can you imagine putting morality pants on an Alpaca?

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Response to alphafemale (Reply #15)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 10:44 AM

25. I think it's weird. There is no normal anatomy on baby girl dolls unless a blank piece of plastic

is considered "normal." Boy dolls have penises and girl dolls have nothing?

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Response to seaglass (Reply #25)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 11:19 AM

30. I think that is manufacturing cheapness rather than prudishness.

 

To claim that a child is harmed by seeing a penis on a doll is beyond stupid.

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Response to seaglass (Reply #25)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 11:50 AM

39. I figured the manufacturer makes anatomically correct dolls of both sexes.

But like closeupready said, male anatomy is not shown nearly as often as female, so perhaps that's why no one has yet freaked out over an anatomically correct baby girl doll. It's not portrayed in media as The Thing Which Must Never Be Shown.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #39)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 12:08 PM

43. Most baby dolls are made with no genitalia. Of course I don't think it harms a child for a baby

doll to have anatomically correct genitalia (I am in favor of ALL dolls, male and female having anatomically correct genitalia). But since the majority of baby dolls have no genitalia and the dolls were originally on the market without the label on the packaging that they were anatomically correct - I can see at least a surprised reaction.

I am not in favor of anatomically correct boy baby dolls without anatomically correct girl baby dolls. THAT I would find damaging. Boys have genitalia, girls don't.

On edit: I stand corrected - that's what happens when you have a 25 year old daughter and no little ones in the family interested in baby dolls - had no idea that anatomically correct dolls - both male and female - were so prevalent. I do think it is a good thing, I also think labeling would be good for anyone who objects to genitalia.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 09:12 AM

16. PENIS!!!! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!! nt

 

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #16)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 09:30 AM

17. OH NO!!! IT'S GOING INTO HULK-MODE!!!

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #17)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 09:34 AM

18. DON'T MAKE IT ANGRY!!! YOU WOULDN'T WANT TO SEE IT ANGRY!!! nt

 

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #16)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 09:39 AM

21. I'm pretty sure!

It's nearly killed me just thinking about it. I have a set of twin dolls from the 50's or 60's. They are both endowed with parts.

I think the horrified reaction is way more damaging than the wee wee on a doll. Children learn what they live.

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Response to libodem (Reply #21)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 09:49 AM

22. Exactly....children learn what they live. nt

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 09:38 AM

20. So you think it's cute to buy your kid a doll that pisses itself then cries,

 

but you're shocked that the kid sees where the piss comes from?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 11:08 AM

26. Oh, for crissakes!

Why don't these people borrow a neighbor's Dremel tool and grind the whole damned business off?

"I'm sorry, Susie...it was a mistake at the factory but we'll take care of it" BZZZZZZZZZZZZZTTTT


Problem solved.




sigh

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Response to pipi_k (Reply #26)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 12:56 PM

49. Best answer for thread win!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 11:13 AM

28. I've been showering with my 5yr old since he was 3.

 

Now he knows all about male/female anatomy. Loves to play Human Body app on iPad. Future doctor.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 11:22 AM

31. Do all mothers keep their little ones away when changing diapers of babies?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 11:22 AM

32. "The damage is done"?????

 

Says a lot about the uptight attitudes that are far too prevelant.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 11:30 AM

33. They want the warning label where?

 

If it's on the package, wouldn't it be too late to not see the dreaded penis of much consternation?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 11:36 AM

34. Boys have wee-wees!!?? What next. Will we discover that girls have nipples!!

 

So do boys, but on boys they're cute.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #34)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 11:52 AM

40. And on girls they're... ?

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Response to redqueen (Reply #40)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 12:14 PM

44. ... lol ...

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Response to redqueen (Reply #40)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 01:54 PM

54. Attractive? Sensual? Naughty? Necessary?

 

"Life in Lubbock, Texas, taught me two things: One is that God loves you and you're going to burn in hell. The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth and you should save it for someone you love." - Butch Hancock

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #34)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 12:36 PM

47. except on Christopher Lee: then they're a sign of his repression

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 11:39 AM

36. I'm kicking and reccing this because everyone needs a laugh, and/or reminder

that there really are people who think like this.

And they vote ...

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 11:40 AM

37. Wonder if Mom knows her darling little girl has been playing doctor

When was about five, I noticed that little girls were pretty aggressive in wanting to play doctor.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 11:44 AM

38. She mustn't have sons

Both my boys were little nudists through preschool. They were always running around nekkid.

If the little girl has brothers, she already knows what a penis is.

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Response to mcar (Reply #38)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 01:27 PM

51. Mine were nudists too and it drove my mother nuts.

I would let them swim naked in their little pool and they would go to her house expecting to do the same thing. She was horrified, I think, that they didn't even think about covering up. We also had a swing in a big old tree and I would let them swing naked, which I thought must have felt just wonderful.

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Response to kickitup (Reply #51)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 01:35 PM

53. They must have loved that, kickitup

I was looking at some old photos recently and found a great one of my youngest (now 17, then about 2) running naked through the living room in sheer joy.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 11:55 AM

41. She must have been raised by nevernudes

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 12:41 PM

48. Well Candida better change her name then.

Betcha a dollar she doesn't know what it is.

Seriously, this bs has gone back and forth since the 70s.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 01:17 PM

50. This article blurs out the offending parts. What a silly thing to be upset about.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 01:29 PM

52. This is sooooo retro.

The first commercial anatomically correct baby boy was introduced in the Seventies to celebrate the birth of the son of Gloria & Michael Stivic (and Archie Bunker's first grandchild) in "All In The Family". The doll was called the Joey doll, named after the baby.

http://www.momlogic.com/2009/08/top_11_most_controversial_dolls.php#8

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=806&bih=491&q=the+joey+doll+%2B+stivic&oq=the+joey+doll+%2B+stivic&gs_l=img.3...1734.5785.0.5994.22.11.0.11.11.0.312.1838.0j3j4j1.8.0....0...1ac.1.51.img..14.8.1825.eJpB6nE4Uro

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 02:04 PM

55. I suppose those moms are planning to hide their boy babies' peenies ...

...and make diaper changing a secretive affair so their girls won't find out?

This is very weird to me. I got my toddler a Mattel Baby Brother doll in 1976 or 77' then produced a real baby brother for her in 1978. I used to bathe them together too.

And in my mother's house what was inside baby diapers was no secret as she taught me to help take care of my younger sibs.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 02:06 PM

56. I wish the Puritans' boats had sunk in the middle of the Atlantic.

 

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