I never saw the attraction of the Bratz dolls, those bored-looking, over-made-up teen pretenders first released in 2001.Luckily, my girls were past the age of playing with dolls by then. I doubt I would have bought them one even if they had their hearts set on them. I think they send a negative message to girls, encouraging them to dress and act older and “hotter” than they really are, pushing them toward premature sexuality.
So I was really gratified when I saw this video on Facebook:
Amazing, isn’t it? Who knew that underneath those caricaturish faces with the Angelina Jolie lips lived the features of beautiful, real little girls from your own neighborhood? The remarkable transformation comes at the hands of Sonia Singh, a scientist in Tasmanian with enviable artistic ability. She never wanted to be a toy manufacturer. She just thought she would “upcycle” a few discarded, broken dolls and give them…
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