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What would you like talking dolls to say?

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MumblingRagDoll Mon 13-Jun-11 21:34:47

I'm a writer, I've been commissioned to write the script for an interactive talking doll.

I'm not asking you to do my work for me...but it struck me that with this job I have the chance to change/influence things a teeny-tiny bit! a regular on MN and as someone who has learned a lot from people on the Feminism boards...I thought, well...they won't mind if I ask for their two penn'orth will they?!

Check me out if you like...I've been here (under various names) for about 10 months...but you can see I'm for real if you do an avanced search on my name.

(not writing a comedy sketch about a feminist dolly or anything)

"Tiny Teena..she wees, she poops AND she's smashing the Patriarchy!" would you like to hear from a talking pre-school aged doll? She's meant to discuss these things...

MumblingRagDoll Mon 13-Jun-11 21:35:17

Oh. My user name is a total coincidence!

HerBeX Mon 13-Jun-11 21:44:17

<thinks back to the Malibu Stacey episode of the Simpsons>

HerBeX Mon 13-Jun-11 21:44:37

What age group?

sprogger Mon 13-Jun-11 21:45:07

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piprabbit Mon 13-Jun-11 21:49:40

"To infinity and beyond"

Say no more grin.

BertieBotts Mon 13-Jun-11 21:52:47

I think you should channel this girl grin

K999 Mon 13-Jun-11 21:53:22

"how much did my male equivalent doll cost? I am not getting out of my box unless I cost the same as him"

HerBeX Mon 13-Jun-11 21:57:27

"I am dolly. Hear me roar"

Maybe not

StarChartEsq Mon 13-Jun-11 21:58:28

Well my 2yr old dd loves to tell everyone and anyone who stands still long enough:

'I got a vulva'

That should do it I reckon. I'm so proud of how proud she is about it.

mpsw Mon 13-Jun-11 21:59:33

It's probably under copyright, but:

"Some people say that little girls should be seen and not heard. But I say - oh bondage, up yours!'

StarChartEsq Mon 13-Jun-11 22:00:20

In fact, she usually goes further and tells my 4yr old ds as well as other boys

'You not got a vulva. I got a vulva!'

SybilBeddows Mon 13-Jun-11 22:01:08

'More girls on CBeebies!'

BitOfFun Mon 13-Jun-11 22:01:35

"I am not going to come alive in the night and kill you".

AliceWhirled Mon 13-Jun-11 22:04:05

<loving these and desperately trying to be as witty>

HerBeX Mon 13-Jun-11 22:04:40

"I like maths"


sunshineandbooks Mon 13-Jun-11 22:08:17

"I am dolly. Hear me roar"

Please MRD Go on! You know you want to.

grin grin grin

sunshineandbooks Mon 13-Jun-11 22:11:42

On a more serious note, how about just making sure you've got some stereotype breakers in there, so that the doll says 'daddy' as much as 'mummy' and if it's one of these dolls that says "I like to...<insert whatever activity>" make sure it says things like "play with my trains" as well as "play dress up". And if she's going into the medical profession, definitely a Dr not a nurse. wink

StarChartEsq Mon 13-Jun-11 22:12:04

'When I grow up I'm going to sit in the shed with a newspaper and beer'!

StarChartEsq Mon 13-Jun-11 22:13:46

'I'm going to breastfeed, knit homemade socks and bake for my family and be bloody proud of it.'

MumblingRagDoll Mon 13-Jun-11 22:15:44


I might get away with the roaring one as the manufacturers are Chinese...I could cloak it in something to do with being a lion!

Dolly loves to be a lion! I am dolly! Hear me roar!

I do wish I could add the Polystyrene quote though!

sunshineandbooks Mon 13-Jun-11 22:17:31

If you get "I am dolly. Hear me roar" in there, let me know and I'll buy one - simply for drunken amusement purposes. grin

MumblingRagDoll Mon 13-Jun-11 22:18:02

Ooh nice tip about mentioning Daddy sunshine! It IS one of those dolls who says which activities/food etc she that's great.

I like dissecting insects! One day I will be an award winning scientist! grin

The doll is aimed at pr-schoolers. So 5 and under.

anastaisia Mon 13-Jun-11 22:19:42

I love climbing trees

Do you like my new shoes? They're so great for running and playing in!

Let's play superheroes!

piprabbit Mon 13-Jun-11 22:19:52

"Let's play in the park"
"I like running and jumping"
"Building things is fun"

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