Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Dolls n shit (tm)

Several months ago, I posted about the AFA boycotting the American Girl line of dolls. Well, they're doing it. And tonight on CBS News, they interviewed a woman who is specifically not buying American Girl dolls because the company supports Roe v. Wade. The company also supports underpriviledged girls and encourages openness toward girls who are lesbian. Mattel has announced that they won't continue their partnership with them. A Catholic school cancelled a fashion show.

Here's a nice opinion piece in the Seattle Times that thinks the Christians aren't being very Christian. But then here is her counterpart, who's frothing at the mouth a little. Pro Life groups picketed American Girl Place in New York.

I'm not opposed to anyone protesting. Heck, I do it all the time. I refuse to shop at Wal-Mart. There are products I won't buy. Usually, though, I'm protesting something because small children are being paid 5 cents to make something or animals are being tortured or something. It just seems like the good of what Girls, Inc. does far outweighs the perceived (by the right) bad. Also, it's only one product that supports Girls, Inc., an "I Can" bracelet. It's not like a portion of the company's entire profits is going to Girls, Inc. I'm happy to say that we own one American Girl doll and another is under the tree. Wonder if my news-deprived and conservative mother-in-law realizes that she's purchasing products from the devil?