Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Ditch Democratic Delegate Eldridge Bill
The Barbie Ban Bill, proposed by Democratic Delegate Jeff Eldridge (D) Lincoln County, says such toys influence girls to place too much importance on physical beauty, at the expense of their intellectual and emotional development.
"I just hate the image that we give to our kids that if you're beautiful, you're beautiful and you don't have to be smart," Eldridge told West Virginia news station WOWK.
My 8 year old daughter plays with Barbie dolls. She is both beautiful and smart. She participates in beauty pageants and she's on the superintendents honor roll. And my daughter wrote you the following letter Mr. Eldridge.
Dear Democratic Delegate Jeff Eldridge,
Why is barbie made in China instead of the USA?
Why are the factories needed to make barbies not built here in the USA?
Why are the parts needed to make barbie not made in the USA?
Why are thousands of jobs being sent overseas when we need them in the USA?
Why is a Democratic Delegate telling me, an 8 year old girl, what I need when he doesn't know what the country needs?
Someone with your intellectual and emotional development should know what this country needs. I really hate the image you are giving me and my friends, that you don't have to be smart to be in politics.