How to look after an infant?
How can we suppose that a plastic, inanimate, lifeless, insensate thing that needs no maintenance teaches that?
Shouldn’t we consider that by placing such a thing in the hands of our children might teach exactly the opposite of empathy and caring? A doll doesn’t need food, care or love. A doll is a thing, a possession, something to be purchased, played with and discarded.
Is this really supposed to influence a child in a positive way for any potential future care of the real thing?
Not to mention the legitimate feminist complaints, specifically, why are we trying to train our girls, babies themselves when they get these avatars, that looking after babies is their function? Plus of course, boy’s dolls are made to war with each other . . .
Somebody remind me: what are the upside of these macabre grotesque parodies of human beings again?