Today’s dolls too provocative, says survey of Mums

Reuters 25 Sep 06
With fashion dolls decked out in knee-high boots, mini-skirts and midriff baring shirts a common sight these days, a new survey finds a majority of mothers believe many toy dolls available for young girls today are too provocative. The survey, released on Monday, said these mothers would like to see more wholesome, age-appropriate characters and role models for their daughters.

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The courier Mail (Aus) 13 Aug 06
Girls as young as eight years old are dressing and acting in ways that used to be the province of the late-teenage years. The sexualisation of children is evident in the generation that has fast outgrown Barbie dolls.,23739,20101865-27197,00.html