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kweerwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:54 PM
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Protest goes too far (American Doll)
The culture police are taking aim at an unlikely target: a popular doll coveted by pre-teens called "American Girl."

Until last week, American Girl was known primarily as one of those "gotta-have" dolls at Christmas. If dolls can be wholesome (perhaps that racy Barbie will demand equal time) American Girl dolls have been prized by parents and children alike as clean-living and patriotic.

But now some on the political right are threatening a boycott of this pricey toy over the manufacturer's financial support of a youth organization.

American Girl, a subsidiary of Mattel Inc., is donating proceeds from the sale of an "I Can" wristband to Girls Inc., a national nonprofit foundation, which provides educational programs for girls. This money will aid three specific programs run by Girls Inc. nationwide: developing girls' abilities in science and math, encouraging girls' leadership skills and promoting participation in team athletics.

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/12938653.htm
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skypilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:56 PM
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1. So what's the problem?
We can't have girls getting all uppity, thinking they can do math and science and shit.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:00 PM
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2. the problem is that that group teaches girls to think for themselves..
no thinking allowed in the republican party if you are a woman, you might cancel out your mans vote
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:02 PM
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3. Girls, Inc. is also affiliated with Planned Parenthood
and has nice things to say about lesbians on its website

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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:13 PM
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4. we had a nice discussion yesterday
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 01:13 PM by madrchsod
with a du mom who`s 9 yr old daughter ran into some thugs ranting about ag..some of us sent emails to the people at american girl backing them on their supporting of the "i can" foundation





















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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:20 PM
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5. here is the link
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Democratic Underground - Someone told my 9yo daughter that American Girl pays for abortions.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:25 PM
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6. here is what she said to her daughter-
i`ll put our moms against any from the other sites!
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Update on my daughter, American Girl, and abortions
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kweerwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 11:31 AM
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7. That's a wonderful response, madrchsod!
I wish more kids were growing up in homes like your's. There would for sure be fewer screwed up kids brainwashed by reich-wing propaganda in the world ... and more kids who had the ability to use their own minds instead of repeating "sound bites."
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