The state of Colorado has proposed a long list of new regulations for day care centers, including a requirement that they provide dolls of at least three different races. Childcare providers aren't pleased.
Hey ladies! Are your kids going off to college? Have you thought about having kids but you're not quite ready for a real, live family? There's a doll for that!
When Hamilton College announced its first-ever National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, student and anorexia survivor Galia Slayen created a life-sized Barbie that was recreated based on the doll's measurements.
Courtney Love — stripper, actor, rock star, widow, drug addict, Nelson College for Girls alumna, deadbeat mom, author, litigant, blogger, vintage enthusiast, and all-around Bad Girl — is an individual who seemingly has an uncommon devotion to making bad choices.
With the apocalypse just around the bend in 2012 and all, it makes sense that Bratz dolls are making a comeback. Only this time, their signature look is "more preppy than sexy." To which Barbie replied, "Boo, you whore." [LATimes]
With fashion, C-Love likes the DIY look — she made ruffles out of Kurt's old flannels, after all. In this backstage-beauty video from Nylon, Courtney also talks about her deliberately not-pretty makeup, and says Ke$ha could use some help:
When I was a kid, the majority of television commercials aimed at children were dripping with gender stereotypes: extreme toys for boys, dolls for girls. But now we can have both, thanks to Turbo Heather!
As a promotion for her upcoming plus-sized clothing line, Evans is issuing a slimmed-down Beth Ditto fashion doll that Vogue UK describes as ""Ditto's curves have been translated into pint-sized proportions." [Idolator]
An Australian man in Cairns has been breaking into sex shops and having sex with blow-up dolls before abandoning them on the street.
Baby dolls in girls' clothing that were manufactured in China arrived in Russian toy stores packing a big surprise—penises! Apparently Russians aren't into chicks with dicks: The people there are demanding that the dolls be banned from being sold, because they may confuse children about gender identity. [Boing Boing]