(It is now in the garbage– and the cats are doing fine...)
Its really sad to look at this wildly successful doll. We used to think Barbie was bad. (There is a nice study out of Australia that showed that even 4 year olds exposed to Barbie had negative thoughts about their own bodies, vs playing with an Emma doll that had more natural proportions.)
These Bratz dolls are given to young girls. Hot-pants, belly-ring, snake-skin boots, crop-top, lip-liner, droopy come-hither eyes with lots of shadow, big hoop earrings, long hair and scented! (My husband likes to tease me when I get mad about this kind of thing and says, "OK, but she's hot!") Just my point. She's hot, skinny and not the role model I want for my pre-schooler. Just a thought.