It's the holiday-shopping season, which means that we're about to be buried in lists of toys you should NOT buy your children.
--The first one comes from a group called TRUCE, which stands for Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children's Entertainment.
--Their list focuses on toys that discourage reading and promote early sexuality, instead of toys that could take out an eye. They want you to know you're a terrible parent if you buy these toys for your kid:
--Monster High dolls from Mattel: They have dangerously thin bodies which promote eating disorders, and skimpy clothes that expose them to early sexual themes. (--You can order them here.)
--Disney Fairies Tinker Bell, and the Great Fairy Rescue Play-a-Sound Book from Publications International: In addition to a ridiculously long title, it supposedly promotes gender stereotypes. (--Order it here.)
--The 'I Am T-Pain' Microphone by ProTunes: It Auto-Tunes your voice to make it sound like T-PAIN. TRUCE says it, quote, "inhibits imaginative play", and you can meet predators online when you download new songs. (--Order yours here.)