Corporate and evil, yes, but still an improvement over effin' Barbie. Any of them look like they could kick her and Ken's asses, steal the Dream Car, trash the house. . . ok, I'll stop. Not the greatest role model for girls, but at least they're not having Pink Think shoved down their throats.
Naturally, this sort of thing has its discontents:
Lest my anti-women Rants should be seen as male chauvinism (they aren't, just observations of fact, but you know how women can be so emotional), let me point you to this article, which describes how girls are being taught to demean boys, courtesy of the oh-so "in" teen clothing store, Hot Topic.
It seems that big-sellers at the moment are boy-bashing T-shirts carrying slogans such as:
"Boys are great. Every girl should own one."
"Boys Lie. Throw rocks at them."
Actually, I think they're quite funny. What isn't funny is that Hot Topic refuses to carry any T-shirts carrying converse slogans. . .
And there follow some rather predictable misogynist slogans, which you may have heard at some point over the course of your existence.
I'm not sure it's possible to argue with someone who places anti-male slogans (from Hot Topic, ferchrissakes) on the same level as. . . fuckit, Kim du Toit has comments, or rather email, so anyone who thinks it's worth your time, talk to the man.
I'm gonna figure out which Diva my long-suffering relatives are going to be getting as gifts this year.