By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, March 26th, 2008 at 12:29 pm in Kids & Tweens.
Those pouty-lipped, fishnet-stockinged Bratz dolls are no strangers to controversy, so when Parenting Magazine asked moms to weigh in on whether dolls have gotten too sexy, we weren’t completely surprised to see Bratz take some heat. It was the quantity of heat that was striking – some 82 percent gave an emphatic yes and added such comments as “Parents should ask, ‘Do we want our children to start dressing like this?’ Because allowing them to have toys like this says that it’s OK.” On the other side, one mother said, “It’s not that I don’t wince when I see dolls like Bratz, but if you think the toy your kid plays with will make her promiscuous later, you might want to think more deeply about the issue.” Another asked where the outrage was over overly macho boy dolls. What do you think? Take a sec and click a side, or hit “comments” and weigh in at length.