My favorite quote has to be
because that's exactly what they do look like. I love how the supporters of Bratz dolls only defense for them is that they think their cool. And like others have said in this thread, if all the kids really care about is just the fashion and dressing dolls up, there are other more wholesome dolls like Barbie that offer the same thing. And this quote just makes me vomit"The baby looked just like a blowup sex doll in a bikini," says Lamb, co-author of "Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters From Marketers' Schemes."
The girls value friendship over social acceptance? Give me a break. That's not what the trailer or the character profiles suggest. And this just makes me sickWhat critics don't understand, Arad says, is the stylistic reasons behind the doll's design. "A big head allows more hair play," he says. "The lips are for styling." As for the film, he says the aim was to create a truly multiethnic group of characters who learn to value friendship over the need for social acceptance.
"I see kids today folding down their skirts because it's fashionable to have a little belly," he says. "It doesn't make them bad girls. It doesn't reflect their beliefs." (And he points out that the costume designer, Bernadene Morgan, is a grandmother.)
I think they're missing the point. It might not make them bad girls to fold their skirts down, but it certainly makes them pedophile fodder. And just because the costume designer is a grandmother doesn't mean that they're perfect. Grandmothers can make mistakes too, I hope they know.