Not sure why a big deal has to be made over a toy. Whats wrong with a woman being a woman? Whats wrong with making Barbie be a Ballerina or at home drinking tea. You say you like that the Katniss doll portrays a powerful image for women. What message does that send to our young men? Its telling them that women are powerful and women are of equal strength of men. So guess what happens next these young men end up hitting women since they want to claim to be of equal strength and we have another Ray Rice situation. If women want to be equal then be equal across the board, not when its convent. The women who are crying about Ray Rice putting his hands on his wife, are the same ones saying that women are powerful and equal. Choose ONE, you can't have BOTH!
Compared with Mattel’s typical fare, the Katniss doll was refreshingly unsexualized–reflecting the character’s positive portrayal in the film (which I previously discussed ). The Katniss doll is flat-footed (no Barbie-style feet molded for high heels), and she is dressed for battle (not in a gown or dress).
Unfortunately, unlike Mattel’s Katniss doll, Mattel’s versions of Merida leave much to be desired. Earlier this week, one mom who was shopping at Target was shocked by Mattel’s small doll treatment of Merida. The small doll is a 6.5″ tall, fully plastic doll priced at $5.99.
Although Mattel designed a Katniss Everdeen doll that reflected the character’s strength and personality, when it came to Merida, Mattel didn’t even try.
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