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Old 10-17-2005, 10:04 AM   #1
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Conservative Groups Threaten Doll Boycott

I can't believe people would stop buying this kind of doll over something like this..When you consider how many things we buy/consume on a daily basis and we have no idea what the corporate ties are behind them...


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051015/...t_12&printer=1

"American Girl, manufacturer of a highly popular line of dolls and children's books, has become the target of conservative activists threatening a boycott unless the toy maker cuts off contributions to a youth organization that supports abortion rights and acceptance of lesbians.

The protest is directed at an ongoing American Girl campaign in which proceeds from sales of a special "I Can" wristband help support educational and empowerment programs of Girls Inc., a national nonprofit organization which describes its mission as "inspiring girls to be strong, smart and bold."

American Girl, whose often patriotic products have long had a loyal following among conservatives, issued a statement Friday defending its support of Girls Inc. and assailing the protest campaign.

"We are profoundly disappointed that certain groups have chosen to misconstrue American Girl's purely altruistic efforts and turn them into a broader political statement on issues that we, as a corporation, have no position," the statement said.

The Mississippi-based American Family Association, in a campaign launched Wednesday, is urging its members to demand that American Girl halt support for Girls Inc., which it called "a pro-abortion, pro-lesbian advocacy group."
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What the hell does "pro-lesbian" mean?

All I have to say is
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Why aren't they banning those God-awful Bratz dolls?
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Don't you understand? Any organization that helps women and doesn't tell women to stay at home and submit to their husbands is going to be declared a "lesbian organization that kills babies" by conservatives.

It's all about a power struggle. Conservative Christians want to dictate to people, rather than letting the secular world. And they probably do want to look at Iraq as a model, where we revert to a semi-tribal society where groups vote based on the approval or disapproval of influential clerics, rather than thinking for themselves. Shameful.

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This is ridiculous. I think it's a big fear trip. They're afraid of anyone who doesn't think like they do.
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these groups do this all the time.

did you know that you're supposed to boycott Kraft because they (shock! horror!) sponsor the Gay Games?
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Morons.
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What the hell does "pro-lesbian" mean?
this is what is says on the AFA web site

"They (Girls inc) also support and offer resources encouraging lesbian and bi-sexual lifestyles, actually offering resources for girls. One of their publications states, "The emergence of a lesbian identity is an ongoing process, rather than an event."

# Girls and Lesbian, Bisexual, and Questioning Identities

http://www.girlsinc.org/ic/content/l...exualgirls.pdf

# Free your mind: The book for gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth and their allies.

http://www.girlsinc.org/ic/content/s...urcesgirls.pdf

I've always heard and read great things about Girls Inc

AFA is also mad at Target for selling 'Elexa by Trojan' line of "sex products".
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these groups do this all the time.

did you know that you're supposed to boycott Kraft because they (shock! horror!) sponsor the Gay Games?

Don't forget Disney, who continues to corrupt the morals of this country by providing domestic partner benefits and...horror of all horrors...allows Gay Day to take place at its theme parks once a year.


As for the Girl's Inc. issue, I'll have to agree with indra...morons is a fitting description.
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Ooooooooookaaaaaaay...yeah....

That's all I really have to say about these groups' idea.

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Why aren't they banning those God-awful Bratz dolls?


I was thinking the same thing. You know there is something horribly wrong with the culture today when you see trash like that being sold to six-year-olds. If any dolls were to be boycotted for "moral" reasons, I'd expect that those should be, not "American Girl" dolls.
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Most boycotts only draw attention to the product/service - free advertising.
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When I was of the age for dolls, I boycotted American Girl because they cost over $100...for a DOLL...talk about moronic
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When I was of the age for dolls, I boycotted American Girl because they cost over $100...for a DOLL...talk about moronic
Thats because gay children have more disposable income
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Why aren't they banning those God-awful Bratz dolls?
I bet if the maker of the Bratz dolls was giving donations to Focus on the Family or Concerned Women for America, conservative groups would be overjoyed even though the dolls make Paris Hilton look like Grace Kelly.

And the money is being donated to programs that empower girls through education, sports, etc., not any political organizations that might be affiliated with Girls, Inc., not that it matters to conservative groups.
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