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Originally posted by Ha`la`tha
Originally posted by Jewels2007
What has breastfeeding got to do with sex? Have you ever breastfed a baby? I breastfed all three of my children until they were one and I know there is absolutely nothing sexual about it. As far as I'm concerned this is no different to a child playing with a doll and pretending its her baby.
Did you let some stranger breast feed your baby or tell your children what it's all about?
We're talking about a doll specifically designed to emulate a role.. Someone sat there and came up with an idea that people agreed with.
It's a far cry from what a mother or father lets a child do with a doll.
I dunno, I know when I do have kids I would never let them have things like this. Thats what mt wife and I would be there fore, to teach our children, and not some company for them to force their education.
I just find this entirely creepy. Seems to be opinions like mine are somehow wrong. meh...
“The Nimbus 2000 features a grooved stick and handle for easy riding. Enhancing the excitement are the vibrating effects and magical swooping and whooshing sounds the broom makes when on. Sounds can also be activated when the switch is set in standby mode. Requires three AA batteries (included),” reviewer Larry White adds.
A check of other online toy stores shows that description to be accurate.
Sarah Rosales, Vice President of Public Relations for Mattel's Entertainment Division said, “Our intent in creating the Nimbus 2000 Flying Broomstick was to bring the magic of the fictional ”Harry Potter“ tale to life for children. The toy was created to mimic the effect of flying and uses batteries to produce swooshing sound effects.”
“At Mattel, the well-being of children is always our top priority.”
Rosales added that Mattel “does not consider the toy inappropriate” adding that they “apologize that some parents may consider it to be [inappropriate], but that was not the company's intention.”
Customer reviews of the toy are mixed. A reviewer identified as “A toy enthusiast from New Jersey” described her shock when she purchased the toy for her daughter last Christmas.
“It wasn’t until after she opened her gift and started playing with it that I realized that the toy may offer a more than sensational experience. The broomstick has cute sound effects and ***VIBRATES*** when they put it between their legs to fly,” she wrote on December 26, 2001.
“Come on — what were the creators of this toy thinking? She’ll keep playing with the Nimbus 2000, but with the batteries removed,” she added.
Other reviewers were apparently not as quick on the uptake. “Ashley” from Texas is one who found nothing unusual with the toy.
“My 12-year-old daughter is a big Harry Potter fan, and loved the part with the Nimbus 2000, so I decided to buy her this toy,” Ashley wrote on June 11, 2002. “Even my daughter’s friends enjoy playing with this fun toy. I was surprised at how long they can just sit in her room and play with this magic broomstick!!”
Other reviewers seemed to be simply clueless. “Poola13” from Ohio noted how popular the toy was with his/her 12-year-old daughter and her friends. Poola13 added in the June 11, 2002, review that, “they play for hours in her bedroom with this great toy. They really seem to like the special effects it offers (the sound effects and vibrating). My oldest daughter (17) really likes it too!”
Our babies tried to latch on to my husband if they felt skin he would hand them over and we would laugh.
Originally posted by JohnParanorm
We try and keep natural things from them and we end up teen pregnancy issues.
I have two daughters that are now in there 20s and if they had this doll when they where younger and wanted it, I wouldn't have an issue with that. And yes both of my daughter are still childless and go to college.
My daughter, like all little girls, grew up far too fast. While little boys are fighting, climbing trees, pinching apples from orchards, building go-carts and collecting football cards, girls are playing (nurturing) dolls, wearing pillow cases off the back of their heads and pretending to get married and experimenting with make up. It's just the way kids evolve I'm afraid.
So we're just trying to erase the simple fact: we're animals
Originally posted by Pathos
Whow! What are we teaching kids at what age?