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Old 08-01-2014, 11:11 AM
 
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Anatomically correct boy doll with penis shocks some parents | CTV News
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Hillsborough
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I certainly don't have any problem with the fact that the doll is anatomically correct. But I can see the point that it could have mentioned it on the box, since that is not the norm for most dolls.
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I certainly don't have any problem with the fact that the doll is anatomically correct. But I can see the point that it could have mentioned it on the box, since that is not the norm for most dolls.
I also am not upset with an anatomically correct doll but agree that it should have been mentioned on the box.

I remember once purchasing multiple layer boy and girl wooden puzzles for my classroom 25 years ago. They were really cute. The puzzles started out with them wearing winter coats, scarves and boots and the next layer down were school clothes and the next layer down was underwear and surprise, surprise, the bottom layer was anatomically correct nude drawings of the children without anything on.

I wrote to the foreign company (which made educational materials for schools) and found out that this type of puzzle was very common in Europe and they were surprised that I was surprised about the puzzle.
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:34 PM
 
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How very silly. I say, "it's about time". But, for the record, the packaging has been changed to indicate the doll is anatomically correct.

Doll with penis shocks some parents - Parents - TODAY.com
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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It clearly says in the description on Amazon that the boy doll is anatomically correct; I can't imagine it not saying that on the box.

I can't believe some people are still shocked by a baby doll with male (or female) parts. What the heck do they think real babies have in their diapers?
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:34 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I also am not upset with an anatomically correct doll but agree that it should have been mentioned on the box.

I remember once purchasing multiple layer boy and girl wooden puzzles for my classroom 25 years ago. They were really cute. The puzzles started out with them wearing winter coats, scarves and boots and the next layer down were school clothes and the next layer down was underwear and surprise, surprise, the bottom layer was anatomically correct nude drawings of the children without anything on.

I wrote to the foreign company (which made educational materials for schools) and found out that this type of puzzle was very common in Europe and they were surprised that I was surprised about the puzzle.
I had those puzzles when I was a kid. I think they were German. I'm not sure my mom ever knew what was under the clothes. Didn't warp me in any way that I'm aware of
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:23 PM
 
Location: California
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Laughing at the lady quoted in the article who's daughter was excited to find a "boy" doll then got mad when they saw the penis. I mean, a "boy" doll without a penis is just a "doll" dressed in blue right?

I guess we should only have one "generic doll" with boy and girl clothing for those who don't think their kids should know the difference But I also don't think there was really as much SHOCK as headlines try to claim. Maybe surprise and some giggling. News has to be manufactured to feed the beast.
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Old 08-02-2014, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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About 15 years ago I had a successful doll and teddy bear shop in the suburbs of Atlanta. I carried mostly collectible items. I had a Down Syndrome baby, anatomically correct babies, several different ethnicities as well as beautiful one of a kind artist lifelike babies. These were very popular at the time and may well be today.

One day a rather uptight elderly woman came in and told me she was looking for a "special doll for my extremely intelligent 6 year old granddaughter". I showed her around the shop and left her alone to decide. About 10 minutes later I heard her exclaim "OH MY GOD. I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT I'M SEEING". I had already been criticized for carrying "such filth" earlier in the week and I just knew I was going to get yelled out again. To my delight this woman was a retired physician and she was so excited to find my boy and girl babies. She bought one of each and became a regular customer as well as a friend.

Some people are happy to find these dolls and use them to help children learn about differences early on.
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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I remember having a boy doll when I was little - that was over 30 years ago! I was very happy to have a boy! Never was shocked or traumatized by his anatomy, I knew boys were not like girls " down there". (FYI I was born and raised in France, and yes, in Europe we don't make a big deal out of these things).
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:29 AM
 
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Before my brother was born, my dad and step-mom bought me an "anatomically correct" boy doll. I'm 43, and the doll was bought in USA.

They have been around for awhile, you just had to know where to find them.
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