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Feminists: Leave My Boys Alone
Townhall, by Kevin McCullough

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Posted By:lcl4, 3/3/2013 2:39:28 PM

This past week an episode of Sesame Street set off a firestorm of debate over whether a boy muppet named Telly should be ashamed that his muppet friends caught him playing with dolls. In one corner "traditionalists" who called out the episode as gender and sex confused. In the other "modern feminists" who were offended by almost everything the traditionalists said and believe. In light of these op-eds and arguments I decided to do a bit of personal surveying for myself. I popped the question to my bride and her best friend as the two couples were headed to Gramercy (in Manhattan) for dinner

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Reply 1 - Posted by: M Stuart, 3/3/2013 3:17:39 PM     (No. 9206240)

Good reason to defund NPR. Sesame Street has been ruined.

Leave our boys alone!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: richwill, 3/3/2013 3:19:00 PM     (No. 9206242)

Great article and right on target. Real men are gentle with children and the fairer sex. It has nothing to do with playing with dolls.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TnEm, 3/3/2013 3:45:51 PM     (No. 9206282)

Eons ago, when my son was about two, I thought he needed a doll and got him a boy baby doll. He looked at it, tossed it in the corner, and never had anything to do with it. He went back to playing with his toy trucks and dirt movers.
He was a boy and he had a father - he didn´t need dolls to teach him anything. I admit I was an idiot then. Luckily there wa a MAN in the home.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 4Justice, 3/3/2013 3:51:12 PM     (No. 9206289)

I like that "stupid territory". Yes, these lefty beliefs are stupid. They go way past any common sense. The only "dolls" a boy should play with are action figures. I have no problem with them. As a girl, however, I never liked dolls and would never play with them. I couldn´t stand the ugly little baby dolls especially. I guess I just wasn´t the nuturing type. Don´t worry, I have no children. I liked boy things. I played army, football, and pretended to shoot aliens out of the sky. So, while I don´t think boys should be girly (though a small number are unfortunately made that way), I do think it is okay for girls to like boy things. I don´t know if that makes me hypocritical, but that is just how I feel about it. I only know that I would have been angry and resentful if I had been forced to do fru-fru girly things as a child.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mabel normand, 3/3/2013 5:02:59 PM     (No. 9206370)

As the only daughter in a family of seven, I didn´t have baby dolls either. We all had stuffed animals and legos, along with whatever toys we invented. Hot Wheels, too, of course. If I ever had the urge to nurture there always seemed to be a baby around to dress up silly or ´fix´ his hair.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 3/3/2013 6:01:28 PM     (No. 9206434)

Maybe Sesame Street and feminists are the reason there are so many wussie metrosexual men around now.

Sesame Street has been around for over 40 years.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 3/3/2013 6:51:03 PM     (No. 9206470)

Who knows? When I was about 6 or 7 I had a life size doll called Hans and a dollhouse. I also played cowboys and Indians, soldiers, etc. when I grew up I served in the Marine Corrps for 7 years, married, had a daughter. So far no problems with me.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 3/3/2013 9:43:05 PM     (No. 9206646)

I never allowed my children to watch Sesame Street. I always considered it brainwashing and indoctrination to the young. Federal funding for this program should be cut off. Sesame Workshop is a multi-million enterprise.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/4/2013 12:17:59 PM     (No. 9207674)

So Elmo, why didn´t you beat the stuffins out of the kid? So much for being a ´cookie monster´ friend.

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