Are any of you familiar with American Girl Dolls?
These pricey 18 inch dolls have been around for years. My 17 year old daughter has one and she (the doll) still commands a special space up on her doll shelf.
The dolls come complete with a "back" story about their life. They are all very positive stories where the doll has to overcome some obstacle in her life...
Well the geniuses at Mattel have come up with a new American Girl Doll. Her name is Gwen and her "back" story is that she and her mom are homeless. Seems like her pathetic looser of a dad walked out on them. I kid you not. Gwen and her mom have to sleep in cars.
I can't do justice to this story - so for the whole low down, go to Clark Kents Lunchbox by Ron Mattocks. Read Ron's eloquent letter to Mattel CEO Robert Eckert.
If you feel just as outraged as Ron, myself and thousand's of other parents regarding this new doll let Mattel and Mr. Eckert know by showing them the true power of the consumer this holiday season. Hit them at the cash register and just say no to American Girl Dolls and accessories.
The Good Cook