What Do Dolls Teach?

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?

4 thoughts on “What Do Dolls Teach?

  1. neighsayer August 8, 2014 / 9:36 pm

    100 Posts!

    Congratulations on writing 100 total posts on punishmenthurtseveryone.


  2. Mitch October 7, 2014 / 4:58 pm

    Wonderful blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News.

    Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there!
    Thank you


    • neighsayer October 7, 2014 / 5:16 pm

      what??!?!??!!! Where? You got a link?

      I also post to Google sometimes when I post to Twitter, after that, I have no idea! Somebody picked it up, I guess. I’ll do a search for it now . . .


    • neighsayer October 7, 2014 / 5:26 pm

      I just found this by searching on Yahoo Canada, but never saw a headline . . .


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