Doll Company Fetishizes Diversity

Diversity is awful. That’s a given for a right-minded thinker.

Almost as bad are the kids whose parents have taught them that diversity is in and of itself a virtue. It’s not the kids’ faults, I know, but it doesn’t make their ignorant beliefs any less ignorant.

I hate to rain on a 10-year-old girl’s parade, but since she won’t be reading this, I’m going to.

Melissa Shang, the aforementioned girl, has Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a form of muscular dystrophy, which requires she use a wheelchair.

Since the age of 7, she’s adored the American Girl dolls, a series of dolls that celebrate (fetishize) diversity of religion and race.

Now little Melissa, with help from her undoubtedly progressive sister, has created a petition at Change.org requesting American Girl to make a doll with a disability.

There’s even a video she made in which she says, “Disabled girls are American girls too! We face challenges and overcome them every day.”

Yeah, I’m sure that’s an original thought of hers.

She then asks viewers to please sign her petition, which reads, in part:

For once, I don’t want to be invisible or a side character that the main American Girl has to help: I want other girls to know what it’s like to be me, through a disabled American Girl’s story [emphasis original].

Disabled girls might be different from normal kids on the outside. They might sit in a wheelchair like I do, or have some other difficulty that other kids don’t have. However, we are the same as other girls on the inside, with the same thoughts and feelings. American Girls are supposed to represent all the girls that make up American history, past and present. That includes disabled girls.

Dolls are already disabled; they’re deaf-mute quadriplegics.

But how are they going to create a doll to represent someone with muscular dystrophy? They’d have to make the doll shriveled and awkwardly angular. It would look disturbing.

But this is what the progressives at American Girl have done to themselves. If their objective is to showcase all the differences among American females (which is sexist, by the way), they’d be hypocrites to deny even the oddest of requests.

What about Americans living in trailer parks, accessorized with beer-stained wife-beater tank tops? What about Knockout-Americans, complete with automated swinging-arm action? What about the homeless heroin-addict Americans, with complimentary American Girl-brand syringe? What about the cross-dressers and the AIDS-carriers encompassed in the LGBT group of Americans? Children could mail in their proof of purchase for a free condom.

And perhaps most controversial of all, what about a patriotic American Girl with a miniature American flag and a Reagan/Bush campaign button?

So go on, American Girl, give Melissa Shang her muscular-dystrophy doll. While you’re at it, you can also manufacture a Mexican-immigrant doll that poops in paper bags and leaves them in retail stores.

Huzzah for diversity!