Mattel revealed that its best-selling fashion doll in the last year, for the age-6-and-up market, has been the teen werewolf “Monster High” model, Clawdeen Wolf, who comes with heavy makeup, a short skirt and high boots, and who supposedly spends her time “waxing, plucking and shaving.”
Says Clawdeen, in promotional materials, “My hair is worthy of a shampoo commercial, and that’s just what grows on my legs.”
Though Mattel claims the doll celebrates girls’ imperfections, a counselor told Fox News she was appalled that the company tells young girls they “need to sculpt, tweeze, wax and change their bodies” to attract men.
And, in other
animal news ...
When a strain of equine herpes led to a temporary quarantine at horse farms in central Utah, the sponsors of the Davis County Mounted Posse Junior Queen contest had a dilemma.
But instead of canceling the competition, in which the cowgirls show their skills on horseback, they decided to conduct the show — except with the girls “riding” stick “ponies” to get style points.
Former queen Savanna Steed said the change would be good because it would better test riders’ knowledge of the routines instead of their relying on their horses to make the moves.
That is just
so very tacky
The Columbus, Ohio, school board accepted principal Kimberly Jones’ resignation following revelations that she, though earning $90,000 a year, swore on federal forms that she made just $25,000 — so that her own two children would qualify for reduced-price school lunches.
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