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Mattel introduces world’s first gender-neutral doll, cites market demand

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Playtime isn’t just playtime anymore for today’s kids. A normal part of childhood has turned into a political agenda. Just in time for Christmas shopping, toymaker giant Mattel introduced a gender-neutral doll.

Mattel is going the way of other large corporations as far as trying to prove just how woke it is. This is a toymaker, though, and its market is children. When Mattel jumps on the woke wagon it is because of adult decisions and what toy developers and marketing experts think will sell to children. For example, the description of the new doll makes it sound as though it answers a need felt by “half the world’s kids.” The dolls look like “a slender seven-year-old with short hair”.

The doll can be a boy, a girl, neither or both, and Mattel, which calls this the world’s first gender-neutral doll, is hoping its launch on Sept. 25 redefines who gets to play with a toy traditionally deemed taboo for half the world’s kids. Carefully manicured features betray no obvious gender: the lips are not too full, the eyelashes not too long and fluttery, the jaw not too wide. There are no Barbie-like breasts or broad, Ken-like shoulders. Each doll in the Creatable World series looks like a slender 7-year-old with short hair, but each comes with a wig of long, lustrous locks and a wardrobe befitting any fashion-conscious kid: hoodies, sneakers, graphic T-shirts in soothing greens and yellows, along with tutus and camo pants.

So any feminine features of say, a Barbie doll, are eliminated so that boys will be comfortable playing with dolls. This is where I point to the obvious and say that boys have played with dolls for quite some time – they are called action figures. They, too, have wardrobe options and fun additional accessories. Little boys have played with G.I.Joe in past generations and today’s kids have a vast variety of options in the superhero market. I just find it hard to believe there is a huge outcry for genderless Barbies out there.

The development team at Mattel claims it’s science, you see, and kids don’t want “gendered” toys.

To develop the dolls and their accessories — all components are original, and research and design took 18 months — Mattel worked with physicians and experts knowledgeable about gender identity as well as 250 families across the country, including children of all gender identities. “We talked to them about what they had in dolls currently and what they were looking for,” Culmone said.

What did the researchers learn? “The kids didn’t want to be told that boys had to play with cars and girls had to play with dolls,” Culmone said.

As for the parents, researchers found a growing concern around gendered toys for their children — though a generational divide on the subject was certainly evident, Chidoni said. “While this was something that was really innate to the kids, it was something that, in some cases, was a little bit harder for their parents to understand,” she said.

It feels like we’ve been here before. Didn’t the same kind of debates about boys and girls and the toys they choose to play with come in back in the days of the early feminist movement? Weren’t we told to give little boys dolls to play with and little girls trucks? It turned out, though, that given a choice boys and girls naturally select traditionally “gendered” toys. It is probably a biological trait – you know, science.

Barbie dolls are marketed to 3 – 12-year-olds. This doll is carefully not called a gender-neutral Barbie, but a product in a new line of dolls – Creatable World. Unlike Barbie, this new doll is “relatable” not “aspirational”.

The new line, introduced on Wednesday and called Creatable World, is intended to reflect our culture “as the world continues to celebrate the positive impact of inclusivity,” said Kim Culmone, the Mattel executive who led the team that designed the new dolls.

Available in different skin tones, each doll comes with two wigs of different lengths — hair types include curly, straight and braided — and several wardrobe options that allow children to style the doll with “short or long hair, or in a skirt, pants or both,” Culmone said. Each kit, as they’re called, costs about $30.

The introduction of politics into the toy market is being denied. That’s simply nonsense, though, and one reason for the decision to produce a gender-neutral product includes the argument that President Trump’s administration is changing public policy as it concerns the LGBTQ agenda.

And while Mattel doesn’t want to wade into political waters on the subject — “we see this as something that’s all about play and not about politics,” Chidoni said — gender identity has become highly politicized in recent years.

The Trump administration has reversed transgender-friendly policies of the Obama administration regarding schools, prisons and military service. And in recent years, many school districts have faced contentious legal challenges over which bathrooms transgender students should be allowed to use.

This doll wasn’t developed during the Obama administration, though, and those years were when the whole bathroom argument came into play with the transgender community. This is all about the politicization of sexual identity. The party of science wants to bend science certainities into a world where more than two genders exist. Basic biology refutes that. The transgender community is a miniscual one within the total general population. Pandering to the woke parents who wish to shove a political agenda on their children is abusive. Biology dictates that there are two sexes, genders. It’s all the rage to dip into the transgender world now because of the normalization seen in our culture. The entertainment industry is busy pretending that this is all perfectly normal behavior and not the behavior of a small minority in the general population. This kind of decison of a major toymaker falls into line with that agenda.

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A Hit-Making Music Star Announces That He is No Longer a Man

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Every generation has its revelations.

For some among the most recent batch, profundity seems directly linked to single syllable words.

On Friday, music star Sam Smith released something brand new.

His latest project isn’t an album, video, or tour; it’s a request to be referred to by certain pronouns.

That would be, the gender-neutral kind.

He’s finally come to terms with it.

Sam described the new acceptance on Instagram:

“I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM after a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out. I’m so excited and privileged to be surrounded by people that support me in this decision but I’ve been very nervous about announcing this because I care too much about what people think but f*** it! I understand there will be many mistakes and misgendering but all I ask is you please please try. I hope you can see me like I see myself now.”

The “Stay with Me” singer said he can’t wait to find out what it’s like to be neither boy nor girl:

“P.S. I am at no stage just yet to eloquently speak at length about what it means to be non binary but I can’t wait for the day that I am.”

It appears that, for some, a wholly new defining moment of life has entered the zeitgeist: When you’re ready, you make the announcement — are you an “h” subjective pronoun person or an “sh”? Or do you like “they” best of all?

Sam’s gone with option C, and he’s flyin’ high due to the newfound freedom:

“Love you all. I’m scared sh**less, but feeling super free right now. Be kind x”

He also included a list of “activists and leaders of the non binary/trans community” that have helped him find his way to clarity.

Those included television actor Laverne Cox (here), the Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, Mermaids UK (which “[supports#transgender & #gender variant children & their families”), and @transnormativity.

That last one appears to be the account of an individual serving as an exemplar on the web for the gender neutral and fat-shamed:

View this post on Instagram

there is no singular way to be

A post shared by being queer is not a sin (@transnormativity) on Aug 19, 2019 at 2:50pm PDT

It’s a new road ahead for Sam Smith. We’ll see how the change manifests itself in the future.

-ALEX

 

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Female Students Locked Out of School In UK for Not Wearing “Gender Neutral” Outfits

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The world is going insane, one woke policy at a time.

This story comes to us from the UK, where a school in East Sussex decided they needed to ban all “gendered” clothing in order to not offend the sensibilities of transgender students. That meant girls would have to wear pants at all times. If that sounds ridiculous, that’s because it is.

The school decided the best course of action was to literally lock the gates and not allow girls who had skirts on to enter the school. That boiled into a protest of over 150 kids.

A huge crowd demonstrated with banners outside Lewes Priory, in East Sussex, demanding the school reverses its gender neutral policy banning girls from wearing skirts.

Sussex Police were brought in to help control the planned protests and officers were seen standing guard at the entrance checking uniforms.

But many students found they couldn’t attend classes on their first day of term, after teachers closed the main gates when the crowd gathered outside.

The demonstration comes after the school announced in 2017 that all students were required to wear trousers, after ‘concerns’ were raised over the length of skirts and to accommodate transgender pupils.

I’m not even sure it’s fair to blame transgender students here. I don’t see any evidence anyone was even complaining and it would be incredibly stupid to complain about girls wearing skirts just because someone has delusions about their own gender. There’s not even a real connective factor between those two things.

What this smacks of is an overbearing, woke faculty pushing their silly world view of “equality” onto their students. It may also simply be an excuse to ban short skirts because they didn’t like them.

Here’s a video of the students being locked out.

 

 

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