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The "New" Barbie, ugh!
The "new" Barbie?

Sigh. I'm sure it was inevitable, and it has really already happened with other "action figures." Go down the toy aisles of any Wal-Mart and you will see the most gruesome "comic book" figures and an assortment of Pro-Wrestling figures aimed at the average 6 year old. Now, if you've take 2 minutes to view "Professional Wrestling" on TV, you know this isn't something that should be marketed to little kids, much less sold as action figures in stores. Nonetheless, I recognize I am probably being "old-fashioned" in my views as I provide you with a link to the probable death of Barbie.

This ain't Barbie!

"Each Flavas doll features two highly detailed fashion outfits, including rub-on decals [read "tattoos"] that allow girls to “DIY” (do-it yourself) their own custom Flavas looks, another form of unique self-expression."

Oh yeah, now our little girls can have dolls with tattoos! Next stop, nipple piercings?

"The Flavas launch campaign includes an innovative marketing and advertising push, including a sponsorship of this summer’s Christina Aguilera tour, who herself personifies the idea of fearless self-expression."

And surely Christina Aguilera is every parent's dream of what they want their little girl to become, right? Sad. BTW, Christians, don't go getting any crazy ideas of your own "fearless self-expression." That doesn't apply to religious freedoms any more. Just a thought.

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alphapythia From: alphapythia Date: September 18th, 2003 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Religious expression... hrm... wanna bet you have a lot more leeway than I???

As per Flava's... at least they don't have rediculous dimentions like Barbie.
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: September 19th, 2003 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)
No betting, but IF I do have more leeway, I don't think it will stay that way. Such is the decline of a nation.

You cracked me up with the Barbie dimensions! So right. For some reason, I continue to like Sophia. Must be that duende. ;-)
alphapythia From: alphapythia Date: September 19th, 2003 09:10 am (UTC) (Link)
The duende is a dangerous thing- I'd try to shake it off were I you.

I agree, religious expression is in danger. As my religion is oppressed today, yours could be tomorrow with the shifting of the tide. Only in protecting the freedom of expression and worship for all religions, unhindered by and untide to, the government can we assure that our individual religions remain (or become) protected. Agree?
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: September 20th, 2003 05:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm. I'll make it easy for you to understand what my position is going to be on most things. If it was the stated intent of the framers of the Constitution, directly written in the Constitution, or contained in the Bill of Rights, etc., then I'm probably on board with it.

To put it another way, I think your beliefs, as best I understand them, are that it is time to alter or scrap the founding documents in favor of a more modern framework of government. My beliefs are that we need to return to a more literal interpretation of those documents, and scrap about 9/10's of the laws that have been written since. Are you angry at me yet? ;-) I realize our views are about as opposite as they can get, but I want to stress to you that I want nothing more than freedom, also nothing less. I believe a government based on the Constitution as written is the best way, if not the only way, to attain that. This is not the government we have at all.
alphapythia From: alphapythia Date: September 20th, 2003 12:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, I actually don't disagree with that too much at all. :)I'm not sure that the Constitution is failing us- I think we may be failing it. One way or another, right now, we are failing.

None the less, I am heartened by anyone's beliefe in freedom and protection for religion- as long as it includes mine. :)
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