Two undergraduate Average Girls started the petition to bring attention to the dolls that provide a "hyper-sexualized portrayal of young girls—big eyes, scantily clad, plumped limps, heavy makeup, long flowing hair, eyelash extensions."
They identify three main reasons for boycotting:
1) Sexualization is related to mental health problems (eating disorders, depression and low self esteem)
2) Exposure to this type of sexualization is consistently high
3) Sexualization of girls means increased sexual violence and harassment of real girls
Demand toys that promote a healthier image for girls! Sign the petition here!
What do you think about Bratz dolls? Do you think girls would benefit from a Bratz doll with a less sexualized image?