Tuesday, November 25, 2014

All I want for Christmas is...a scarred, freckle-faced, redheaded Lamilly doll?

I caught the end of this news story the other day, reporting on the new Lamilly dolls. Apparently, you can add "marks" to the doll to make it more realistic.

Notice how the doll doesn't represent disabilities or racial and ethnic minorities. It also reinforces gender norms.

1 comment:

  1. You're right, Kelsie. I noticed that the video under "about" mentions that the doll still wears makeup, even if it's "minimal." This is a step in the right direction because someone is finally being conscious of what a normal woman looks like, but privileging cellulite and moles over racial and ethnic or disabled variations is problematic. However, since the doll hasn't been out long, maybe these other models are coming. I'm curious to see what would be done with a Black doll--will she be given "natural" hair or "white" hair?