Some parents are outraged after finding out the $25 'You & Me Mommy Change My Diaper Doll' that Toys R Us sells has a penis. Apparently the girl version has a vagina. But parents don't want their kids playing with anatomically correct dolls. Or at least feel the doll should come with some sort of a heads-up. WARNING: This doll baby contains a penis.
Some parents called the doll inappropriate and unnecessary for kids, while others joked it could be a unique way to conclude a "gender reveal" party. Some users on Facebook just wished the doll's box came with a warning label.
Writer Monica Beyer of SheKnows.com, however, doesn't see a problem. "How on earth is it inappropriate for a child to see a naked baby? What about a baby makes a penis or a vulva dirty or sexual?" Beyer writes. "Because that's what it sounds like when people say that it's wrong for little girls to see it. The truth is, when a child points out the body part that she doesn't have, all a parent is required to do is call it by its name."
Sexologist Dr. Logan Levkoff says banning the word penis is a parenting fail and if we don't have universal names for body parts, it may be hard for for children to tell their parents when these body parts hurt.
Heck yeah. My parents taught me early on what penises and vaginas were, and that's why I'm such a mature, well-adjusted adult today that doesn't joke about them online all day. I'm kidding, I still have no clue what penises are for. I do like to pretend mine is a gearshift though when I'm playing Gran Turismo to add another level of difficulty to the game. I guess you could say I prefer *slipping on cool-guy sunglasses* playing on hard mode.
Keep going for a shot of the baby pecker in question.
Thanks to Silvermidnight, who agrees being a good parent means being honest when your children ask questions, even if those questions are about dingalings.