Monday, August 31, 2009

Dancer Doll

I do understand the concern that parents have over this doll, knowing what they know about adult “pole dancers.”

I don’t know though. If I were a child and I saw this doll, I would just think that it’s a cute doll who dances around a pole.

Aren’t we just imposing our adult knowledge on our children when we have a problem with a doll like this? They don’t know about our adult references.

This appears to simply be a doll that dances around a pole. So what? Unless she strips off her clothing or dances provocatively, I don’t see what the big deal is.

1 comment:

  1. I think the big stink might be over the name "Pole Dancer" because of the adult connotation of what a pole dancer is. This product needs better marketing. The doll certainly isn't dressed provocatively so there's probably no harm in it. But adults know that some pole dancers are strippers and that's the idea that worries people.

    Nothing wrong with pole dancing. Nothing wrong with stripping. But there is something wrong about kids stripping. Good Lord, let kids be kids! why are we developing toys based on adult behavior that maybe they're exposed to and try to mimic. Have toy manufacturers become so un-creative that this is all they can come up with?

    And it's cheap too - why not make a doll that comes with some kind of doll house that looks like a disco or a roller rink? but no, it's cheaper to just have the pole. This is a perfect example of a cool idea that probably got watered down in order to make more profit and look what they got? a bunch of angry parents.