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

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    I'm 22 year old outdoor sport gun toting straight man and I am not ashamed to proclaim that I watch my little pony
    See this is what happens when fathers are absent and not looking out for the *proper* masculine development of their sons. You should be watching dudes wrestle in their underwear instead

    Ohhh, is your Rainbow Dash your favorite too?

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

    No son of mine would deem it necessary to question the value of his gender. However subtly woven about him was the tapestry of feminisation, I'm afraid that's one battle the bots would be doomed to lose.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    If we are being honest, we as a society have done a lousy job with teaching healthy roles and models. Young boys are taught from the earliest of ages to shut up, stop crying, grow up, be a man. Little girls have the stuffing loved out of them for minor infractions. Boys are expected to stifle feelings and emotions. When a teenage girl has her heart broken, her friends rally around her, shed tears of support and love with her, and then go get their nails done in a show of sisterhood. If a 13 year old boy has his heart broken and sheds a few many tears, his friends call him a fag and tell him to man up. We tend to learn our lessons well, but that makes it really hard to connect. Men arent from Mars and women arent from Venus. Hell...those two planets are at least in the same solar system.

    Somewhere in between teaching young men to stop crying or we'll give them something to cry about and turning them into pansies with asthma, peanut allergies, gluten allergies, dairy intolerance and running around wearing skinny jeans covered in face piercings attending My Little Pony conventions there is a middle ground. Its appropriate to teach young men healthy male roles. Hell...its even appropriate to teach young men that are gay appropriate male models. If either of my sons announced that they were gay I would want them to be just who they are...only gay. Be strong, be confident, be naly, and be gay...whatever. Just dont be...this...

    Well said my friend.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?
    Of course I would. Why wouldn't I? Too much emphasis on gender-specific toys.
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    Re: If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?

    I have 3 teenagers, and they didn't want Barbies when they were young. Dinosaurs, Spiderman, sports stuff, bugs....but if they expressed an interest in the Barbie, sure, why not?
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    Re: If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?
    If your daughter wanted a GI Joe, would you buy it for her?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    If your daughter wanted a GI Joe, would you buy it for her?
    Oh but it's OK to buy "boy toys" for girls. They are just tomboys. But buy a "girl toy" for a boy, and all of a sudden, it's a big deal. /sarcasm

    I heard that at one time there was a movement to offer Easy Bake Ovens in gender neutral colors, and the same for the little sewing machines. I don't know if that came to fruition, because my girls are too old for that stuff.
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    Re: If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    If your daughter wanted a GI Joe, would you buy it for her?
    I can't speak for anyone else but I wouldn't.

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

    My sister's 2-year old son has a bitchin' red kitchen. And thanks to me, he has every kind of fake food you can imagine plus frying pans and pots.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I can't speak for anyone else but I wouldn't.
    I did. I still have "Duke," as a matter of fact. His voice is gone now, but that's a blessing.

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