Apparently barbie is 50 today. She certainly looks good for her age. Happy birthday Barbie from everyone. Oh… except West Virginia it seems. Apparently one of our bright-eyed wonderboys – Jeff Eldridge, a Democratic state legislator – has just proposed House Bill 2918 which is meant to bring West Virginia in line with Iran. In other words… ban Barbie – Iran being the planet’s only other political body that I know of that has taken such a step.
Apparently Eldridge thinks that Barbie and other similar dolls “promote or influence girls to place an undue importance on physical beauty to the detriment of their intellectual and emotional development.”
Wow. How well thought out. And how great it is to see public legislators doing their best to protect little girls from becoming emotional wrecks. Wait a minute though… what about TV? What about movies? Oh dear. Undue importance on physical beauty. Better ban TV and Hollywood too Jeff. After all, you only ever see “beautiful people” on there.
Next time you have a thought Jeff – do us all a favor and let it go.