Thursday, July 31, 2008

Red Lights Not Included

In just a few weeks, Mattel will be releasing their latest Barbie doll. Hooker Barbie (my name for it -- I have no idea what they are calling it) comes complete with leather jacket and fishnets. You know what is sad? Some moms will actually go out and buy their daughters this Barbie. It will be all I can do not to throw up when I see that.

If your daughter is too old for Barbie, then I am sure she has seen the ads and commercials for the new series of Gossip Girl. I have never seen the television show so I am not sure what all the hype is about, but based on the ads I won't know again this season. Have you seen the new ad series? Looks like they hired the same people who designed Hooker Barbie! Considering this show is marketed for girls 12 and up... "Nasty" indeed.
Of course, I am just holding my breath and waiting because I hear that Miley Cyrus has hopes of developing a younger version of "Sex and the City". A younger "Sex and the City".... that is just what we need is a teenage version. As if Juno, The Life of an American Teenager and the other shows glamorizing teenage pregnancy isn't enough!
It is really tough being a Mom. I am doing everything I can to teach my boys to be gentlemen, act like gentlemen and treat girls like ladies.
With each and every little "reveal" like these... I just want to lock them in their rooms.

10 comments:

Carrie said...

Yep, I'm SO buying hooker barbie for my daughter for her 1st birthday! WTF?? What are they thinking???

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Willow said...

Hey! Blogger ate my comment. Anyway, I was just saying that this objectification of women and all the sex on TV worries me. There's no "family hour" anymore, that's for sure. It's hard to teach boys to be gentleman, or even decent young men anymore with all the societal pressures, but in every post I read about your kids, you're managing to do just that. Good for you! And better for them and the world they're gonna be young adults in one day!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

It amazes me that people actually wonder "why kids seem to grow up so fast these days" when you see toys like this and shows like this. What do you expect?? You've robbed them of all innocence. I'm by NO MEANS a prude... heck, I've let my kids watch movies that I probably shouldn't and stuff, but just the general wearing down... Bratz Dolls, Hooker Barbie, tiny little skits, makeup on 6-year-olds.... ugh.

i'm black betty said...

okay, that barbie and that tv series will NEVER be in my house. poor diva...she's gonna look like an elderly woman going to first grade.

fishnets?? wth?

Confessions of A Mississippi Mom said...

Girl I had no idea there was such a barbie, it makes me question Mattel thing on this one. I hated when I see the Brittany Spears Barbie who is no little girl should look up too. This really makes me mad!!!

mayberry said...

No hooker barbies for me either. Mattel has reached a new low.

From the Doghouse said...

Sigh. Trust me, I'm with you. Sweet Pea's birthday is coming up, and I'm actually debating as to whether I should buy Miley Cyrus' new CD, because it's supposed to be "older" and "more mature."

Jenn said...

Since my girls are past barbies I had not heard of this one.I can tell you though if they were younger they sure would not be getting that! I think all the teen moms and moms to be on tv and on the front cover of magazines is very very wrong!

Supermom said...

I'm so glad I have a boy at times like this.

Jocasta said...

I so agree with you. I really worry about how my girls see themselves and stuff like this just doesn't help. I have a much younger sister (she's 18) who has a twisted view of sex and I'm certain that the media has so much to do with that.