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    Re: If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?

    In the ridiculously unlikely scenario where that might happen I would likely say "thanks for letting me know what to get you for Christmas" or "Dood...you are 26 years old...buy your own Barbie Doll."

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    Re: If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?

    I'd monitor why my son did with it. Has nothing do with gender identity and everything to do with wanting to avert psychopathy.

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    Re: If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?

    Reminds me of the "curb your enthusiasm" where the bigot mom kept trying to get her (obviously gay) son more 'manly' toys but larry's sewing machine gift got the kid all excited.

    To those saying no: you aren't going to change your kids with behavior like larry's girlfriend, aside from getting them to distrust you

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    Re: If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    I'd monitor why my son did with it. Has nothing do with gender identity and everything to do with wanting to avert psychopathy.
    how could a doll contribute to psychopathy?

    unless the kid keeps cutting her head off...

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    Re: If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?

    My five year old son has a pink My Little Pony comforter on his bed because I let him pick out his own. My 9 year old picked an Iron Man one. My wife started to try and talk him out of getting the pony one but I stopped her. I said, "I told him he could get which one he wanted". He has never even watched the cartoon but he liked the horses. It bothered me a little bit but that is my hangup and chose not to act on it.

    On a related note when it was my 4 year old niece's birthday I went to the store to buy her one of those leapfrog toy laptops. They had a green one and a pink one. I just couldn't bring myself to buy her the pink one. So I got her the green one.

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    Re: If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    how could a doll contribute to psychopathy?

    unless the kid keeps cutting her head off...
    It wouldn't contribute, but it could be a vessel to act out certain compulsions. If my child was playing with the doll as a normal child, I wouldn't be concerned. If he had a tendency to mutilate his dolls, that would be of concern.

    I myself have a personality and mental disorder (thankfully not psychopathy), so I would be extra vigilant if I had a child.

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    Re: If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?

    My sons play with my girly Legos all the time (got the purple box set and several of the new Elves sets, although they will pick out the superhero ones or city ones when we go to the store). And they like my girly nerf guns (although again, that could just be because they are the only ones they have access to).
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    Re: If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?

    No, I have no interest in raising a girly boy or humoring girly behavior in my son.

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    Re: If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?

    Yes I would. I am not a parent however. We played Cowboys and Indians (they called it that back when) when we were little, we played with dolls, toy cars, trucks, legos, rigged up forts, you name it. Didn't make one lick or difference. I still like boys, and that will never change. Its what you were getting at, right?

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    Re: If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    All my son cares about is dinosaurs, sharks, lions, anything with a big mouth that bites. He loves looking at youtube videos with dinosaurs biting each other, especially the bloody ones. He also likes building far out structures with legos. He is actually very creative at that. If I gave him a Barbie we would probably simulate a fight with one of his dinosaurs where the T Rex bites her head off. That's my son.
    and women in red skirts.

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