September 25, 2019
Everything’s about genitalia nowadays. Toys are no exception.
The brand behind Barbie has launched a new line of dolls that are ‘gender inclusive’.
Toy goliath Mattel says the new Creatable World doll kits are entirely ‘free of labels’, offering the children playing with them clothes that include both skirts and trousers and long and short hairstyles.
The company says the range is simply a response to what modern children are asking for; saying ‘kids don’t want their toys dictated by gender norms.’
Physically, the dolls appear gender neutral after Mattel consulted pediatricians on how they should look.
The Creatable World range comes with clothing options, accessories and wigs to allow children to style the doll with short or long hair, or in a skirt, trousers or both.
Mattel said it worked alongside a ‘dedicated team of experts, parents, physicians and most importantly, kids’ to create the six different kits in a variety of skin tones.
Giving kids what they want is a noble endeavor, which is why you have to hurry and get some doctor to cut your son’s penis off as soon as he gets the idea after being taught about the Gender Unicorn at school.
Kids are just innately accurate moral compasses that know just what to do at any given time.
They know what they want.
Each kit includes one doll, two hairstyle options and can be styled however the child chooses.
Kim Culmone, senior vice president of Mattel’s doll design, said: ‘Toys are a reflection of culture and as the world continues to celebrate the positive impact of inclusivity, we felt it was time to create a doll line free of labels.
In case you’re wondering what exactly this “positive impact of inclusivity” thing that everyone talks about is, here’s the answer:
As you can see, this “inclusivity” thing has indisputably had a positive impact on everyone’s lives. Mattel’s new toys will piggyback on the intrinsic good of it to make the world an even better place!
The brand consulted California-based pediatrician and author Cara Natterson on what the dolls’ physiology, proportions and size should be.
Natterson praised the brand for creating the line, saying: ‘A collection like this just knocks down every barrier to play.’
‘Through research, we heard that kids don’t want their toys dictated by gender norms. This line allows all kids to express themselves freely which is why it resonates so strongly with them.
‘We’re hopeful Creatable World will encourage people to think more broadly about how all kids can benefit from doll play.’
Yeah, black boys can buy these dolls and play with white and Asian girls.
We have to “think broadly” about this.
Earlier this year, Barbie fans praised Mattel for releasing a black doll in a wheelchair who wears her natural hair — and the inclusive toy even comes with a ramp that fits inside her Dreamhouse.
The collection celebrates diversity as well as realistic expectations of beauty, and people have been taking to Twitter to say they’re thrilled to see that Barbie Fashionistas doll #133 is not only in a wheelchair but is also a woman of color.
Remember that one?
The new dolls are body-able-shaming that one.
Mattel should make all of their dolls disabled retards from now on.
Anything less wouldn’t be inclusive enough.