It appear that my reference to bald women in my previous post was not as far off the cuff as I had deemed. We are speaking –BALD DOLLS– here. My continued research for news and views about hair loss, especially as it refers to women, is not just my concern. ‘Mattel’ (according to a number of July and August 2012 articles I have recently read here on line) has come up with the production of a “Bald friend for Barbie” doll. (You don’t say.)
Among the articles I reviewed was an article about an appeal being made by the Vatican on this issue of ‘Bald Dolls’. The Huffington Post, The Yahoo Contributor, and other online publications featured rewrites of the ‘ The L’Ossevatore Romano’s’ article on the Vatican’s response to Mattel’s decision to make a limited production bald doll. The Vatican’s statement has had positive effects on the mood of acceptance of hair loss in women and children. The Vatican’s report encourages even more acceptance of the doll and advocates making the doll available to the general public for sale.
Not to harp on this matter but to reaffirm my concerns. I see this as an avenue of acceptance but I realize it is also a confirmation of the negative reality that ‘this fact of life’ is still lopped over to a corner as if it is not a part of our reality. That baldness is something that happens to others, other than us. Not Barbie. Unacceptable.
This is one year plus later. Is there any change? Will bald ‘Ella’ be on the Christmas shelves this yeas? It Seems ‘Toys R Us ‘and ‘Bratz’ doll makers are seeking to improve our views on baldness in women and children. ‘Bald Bratz dolls had gone on sale in ‘Toys R Us’ stores in the UK’ according to an article in “Toy News, by By Dominic SaccoSEPTESMBER 3RD 2012 AT 11:50AM”
What Say You?