Yeah, I love the little "Easter eggs" that parents can find in some of the subtle references, like Clawdia living in Londoom and being an American werewolf ^__^+K.B. Burnfield
, that's a totally reasonable tack to take, and every parent has to make their own decisions on this stuff. To be honest, I find MH to be more
palatable than Barbie/mainstream fashion dolls, because the very stylized, cartoon-y body shape and head size isn't being sold to girls as achievable
. . . it's pretty clearly unrealistic.
(FWIW, I am not a fan of Bratz in the slightest, because I find them to be shallow, materialistic, and trashy -- I think that they push young girls to grow up too fast and to dress in an exaggeratedly sexualized way, and they echo the excesses of some extremely wealthy people and celebrities. The MH girls, at least, are being portrayed as 15-18-year old girls in high school, and they have a strong message about diversity and acceptance, whereas Bratz seems to be all about consumption.)
Glad you liked the article, +Jenn Kirkland