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A doll with a penis outrages parents

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A doll with a penis outrages parents

By: Guest Blogger
penis-doll Who knew a plastic penis could cause so much commotion. Toys "R" Us has outraged some parents with their You & Me Mommy Change My Diaper Doll which features an anatomically correct penis. Yes, a doll with a penis.  Click here to see the "shocking" appendage. A New Jersey mom  was so upset by the doll that she took to her Facebook commenting “Why...These (are) little girls that don’t need to know the anatomy.” I understand why parents might be shocked to see a doll that actually has a vagina or penis. Most dolls gloss over that part of the body. But to deny that your daughter needs to know about anatomy is outrageous. Penises and vaginas are a part of life and this doll just offers you the opportunity to teach your child about the human body. It's a common question that kids ask, "What's the difference between girls and boys?" And this doll lets you explain the difference very easily. Frankly, I would prefer a doll that actually has anatomy instead of a doll that doesn't have anything down there. I think that's confusing for kids. I also really like anatomically correct dolls for when you're expecting another baby and it's a boy. It's nice to prepare your child for what's to come, especially since they will want to help change diapers and you don't want them to be shocked when they see a penis. Kids are curious and want to know more about the world they live in. And as parents you have to answer all their questions, from why is the sky blue to what's that stuff in my nose? And anatomy is just a part of that deal. I am not saying you have to go into great detail about all the different parts of the penis, but a simple "Your doll is a boy and boys have penises," will do. Are you outraged by this doll? Photo courtesy of Toys "R" Us    
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