Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Update on Bratz nonsense

In response to the blog post A Message to Little Girls in which I gripe about Slutz...er, Bratz dolls, a friend pointed me toward a watchdog group called Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, specifically their info on sexualizing children. Well worth looking into.


  1. Patrice, did you have a chance to look at the Member Organizations list on that website? Quite an interesting bunch of leftwing groups.

    Many organizations sound good on paper, but end up being the opposite of what they appear to be. I don't know much about this particular group, but their associates lead me to BE WARY.

    Anonymous Patriot

  2. Thanks, AP. I hadn't had a chance to check them out. However I guess it does show the Left has some scruples about the subject as well.

    - Patrice

  3. Patrice, you're obviously someone who always looks for the good in people - even in leftwing loons. That's great, but these days I believe it is naive to do so.

    I doubt they have scruples. Instead, I suspect they have found another way to attack capitalists.


  4. Liberal progressive loons are banking on those of us with scruples, honor and integrity to keep right on being friendly, tolerant and fair-minded, while they are just the opposite! It's their game and they're getting very good at it, unfortunately. We aren't helping matters by always looking for the good in evil-based people. Plain and simple, they have turned to the "dark side." Their lives, agenda and entire purpose is to promote a socialist, ungodly, anti-Christian world and force it on the rest of us, by any means they can. Until we stop namby-pambying around with them, playing their game and looking for the "good" in them, we will continue to lose ground and they will gain it! They look at us as naive fools. Please, let's start proving them wrong.

  5. Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood? I am all for it. Unfortunately, Anonymous (above) is right. Groups like this one simply want to force their worldview on us, cloaked in "it's for the children".

    On another note, since I believe we should remove the influence of ungodly commercialization from our children's lives, let me encourage you to do the following:
    We did when our second-born was four years old and have not regretted it for one moment. Sure, the kids occasionally see TV at their friends and families homes, but there is no temptation to bathe in the filth that comes through the zombie box day after day.

    The bottom line is we are the parents and it is our responsibility to raise our children in the best environment we can provide for their upbringing. Don't relinquish this responsibility to any other entity or you might be unpleasantly surprised by the outcome.

    In the hopes of fulfilling this responsibility we have also done the following:
    * Moved from the city to the country
    * Don't have Internet at home
    * Homeschool
    * Preview all movies and books our children have access to
    * Don't give our children cellphones

    Now, if I could just hold the line on video games! I don't list these things to boast. I want to encourage parents to do things you know is best for your child. Parenting is a work in progress and requires considerable sacrifice (you probably already knew that). We have to keep moving forward in the battle for the hearts and minds of our beloved children.

    Good luck and God Bless!

    - Big Daddy Andy

  6. Apparently, I'm off on a tangent here. My apologies. Here (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/06/city-brains/) is one study that asserts city life can lead to greater risk of psychological problems!

    "The larger the city in which a student lived, the more active their amygdala. The longer they’d lived in a city as a child, the more active their cingulate cortex. In other studies, the cingulate cortex has been described as especially sensitive to early-life stress, with alterations linked to adult psychological problems."

    Move to the country. It's healthier for your brain! :)

    - Big Daddy Andy