Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Do They Come With A Motorcycle?

I'm sure you've read about it already, however, I'll reiterate it just in case. The American Family Association, the same people who brought you the Disney Boycott, VW boycott, KMart Boycott and more are now contemplating a boycott of the American Girl dolls. Apparently, they are upset because the American Girl Company is selling a bracelet which says "I Can". The proceeds from the sale of the bracelet go to Girls Inc., a company which "Inspires All Girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold" Of course this goes against AFA because they still believe that girls should grow up to be June Cleaver, not that there's anything wrong with that, however, it should be the girl's choosing. Ouch, there's that word again, choice. They don't want girls to have a choice.

Oh, and AFA is upset because the Girls Inc site includes a link to resources if a girl is questioning her sexuality. I guess they just want them to ignorant about lesbians since they somehow want to believe that these women don't exist.

On a brighter note, the American Girls Company and Girls Inc are not giving into the threats and intimidation from AFA.

Recently, our mission to help girls develop their self-esteem and self-reliance has become the target of false, inflammatory statements from people who are pursuing a narrow political agenda.

Girls Incorporated stands on its long positive history. The millions of lives we have touched speak for who we are and our values. Thanks to all of you who believe in our mission of inspiring girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Together, we will continue to work to help all girls realize their potential.

In addition to the American Girl's website, you can also buy the "I Can" bracelet at your local Bath & Body Works Location.

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