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  • American girl confronts diversity claims

    05/28/2014 8:47:57 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 41 replies
    http://www.vocativ.com ^ | 5/27/2014 | Emily Levy
    When American Girl opted to discontinue two of its historical dolls last week, the brand chose Facebook as its medium of communication: “Soon, we’ll say farewell to Marie-Grace, Cécile, Ruthi and Ivy,” American Girl announced. “Complete your collection while supplies last—quantities are extremely limited.” It wasn’t so simple, though. What the brand failed to address in its statement, but which very quickly became evident in blog posts, was that Cécile, an African-American doll, and Ivy, an Asian-American doll, were two of the only dolls of color in American Girl’s standard collection.
  • A Ray of Hope in Pbama's Downsizing of America

    12/02/2012 10:06:11 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-2-2012 | MOTUS
    I went Christmas shopping yesterday, butt I didn’t buy anything. All the hubbub and pandemonium seemed to interfere with my circuits rendering me incapable of completing any transactions. Just as well, as everything I saw looked unsuitable for human consumption. I just couldn’t get into the spirit of the season so I stopped to have a cuppa Joe and watch the world go by. What I noticed going by, other than inordinately tight jeans on both men and women was a lot of people toting big red bags from the American Girl store. I don’t know if you’re familiar, butt American...
  • Tom Petty Demands Michele Bachmann Stop Playing His Song

    06/28/2011 2:46:59 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 115 replies · 1+ views
    Gawker.com ^ | 6/28/11 | Jim Newall
    The management for rock and roll star Tom Petty didn't waste any time after Bachmann's campaign launch yesterday to send a cease-and-desist letter, demanding that she never use his song "American Girl" at campaign events again. These requests are not uncommon for Republican candidates, and it's one of the things that genuinely sucks for them. They can never use the easygoing, overplayed songs that they enjoy on FM radio, and they learn that their favorite artists despise them. Democrats' problem, on the other hand, is that they have to feign gratitude to all the musicians who write bad songs for...
  • 'Homeless' doll costs $95 (hairstyling extra)

    09/24/2009 10:31:00 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 15 replies · 1,021+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/24/09 | Andrea Peyser
    Barbie she's not. Meet Gwen Thompson, the newest addition to the American Girl canon of dolls -- the wildly suc cessful, extremely expensive brand of faux children that are sold out of a four-story town house in the heart of Fifth Avenue. Little children as young as 4 are addicted to these pricey little monsters. It's like middle-American crack. You have an African-American doll, an American Indian doll. A Jewish one. A doll who "lived" during the Great Depression, and one from the Roaring '20s. And while you were snoozing, the creators of American Girl, which is sold by Mattel,...
  • Sarah Palin to campaign around America after surprise resignation as Alaska governor

    07/05/2009 10:48:57 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 60 replies · 1,726+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | July 5, 2009 | Leonard Doyle
    Alaska's Governor Sarah Palin is expected to travel widely, campaigning for Republican candidates after startling America by suddenly quitting her job. One of America's most unconventional politicians, she left the country reeling on Friday evening by declaring that she is resigning her office this month and deriding the "superficial political blood sport." Almost a year after bursting on to the national scene as John McCain's presidential running mate, Mrs Palin, 45, has now made an unpredictable leap into the unknown. Speculation is at fever pitch that she will seek her party's nomination for the 2012 presidential race. Mrs Palin offered...
  • American Girl's newest doll: a Jewish New Yorker, just like you

    05/27/2009 11:25:34 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 72 replies · 2,062+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | Wed., May 27, 2009 Sivan 4, 5769 | Natasha Mozgovaya
    The creators of the American Girl doll have added a new Jewish doll to their line of 14 other historically-themed models. She is Rebecca Rubin, who represents the daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants to the United States in the early 20th century. Rebecca joins the other ethnically-themed dolls in the series, each of which is marketed as 'a girl just like you.' The toy line also includes a Native American doll, a daughter of Irish immigrants and an African-American girl. The Jewish immigrant doll retails for $95. In the booklet sold with the doll, she is described as a poor...
  • American Girl alternative enjoys sales boost amidst boycott - "sales nearly triple"

    01/22/2006 8:28:27 AM PST · by Diago · 17 replies · 474+ views
    BP News ^ | Michael Foust
    American Girl alternative enjoys sales boost amidst boycott Jan 5, 2006 By Michael Foust Baptist Press Sales up The Life of Faith book and doll series has seen a sales increase since a pro-life group called for a boycott of American Girl. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A conservative-led boycott of the popular American Girl book and doll series during the Christmas season apparently led many parents to seek alternatives -- so much so that one Christian company saw its sales nearly triple in the final weeks of 2005. The Life of Faith book and doll series -- sometimes called the Christian alternative...
  • American Girl Tries to Restore Image, Pro-Life Group Declares Victory

    12/14/2005 9:22:54 AM PST · by Diago · 29 replies · 1,712+ views
    American Girl Tries to Restore Image, Pro-Life Group Declares Victory To: National Desk Contact: Ann Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League, 773-777-2900, 312-965-1030 cell, ann@prolifeaction.org CHICAGO, Dec. 14 /Christian Wire Service/ -- "American Girl is trying to restore its wholesome image with pro-life families," said Ann Scheidler, executive director of the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League. "Their efforts at damage control show how effective our protest and boycott have been." "In contrast to American Girl's affiliation with pro-abortion Girls Inc, they have just launched a major ad campaign, designed to protect girls from growing up too fast," said Scheidler. "The sudden...
  • Pro-life Victory: American Girl Protests Worked!

    12/14/2005 9:56:30 AM PST · by 1stFreedom · 12 replies · 828+ views
    American Girl Tries to Restore Image, Pro-Life Group Declares Victory To: National Desk CHICAGO, Dec. 14 /Christian Wire Service/ -- "American Girl is trying to restore its wholesome image with pro-life families," said Ann Scheidler, executive director of the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League. "Their efforts at damage control show how effective our protest and boycott have been." "In contrast to American Girl's affiliation with pro-abortion Girls Inc, they have just launched a major ad campaign, designed to protect girls from growing up too fast," said Scheidler. "The sudden about-face is clearly a response to our boycott of American Girl during...
  • Early Show Describes Girls Inc. Explicit Pro-Choice Statement as "Favoring Open Discussion"

    12/14/2005 5:03:15 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 42 replies · 1,060+ views
    Early Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein December 14, 2005 - 07:04. "We recognize the right of all women to choose whether, when, and under what circumstances to bear children. Reproductive freedom and responsibility are essential to other rights and opportunities, including pursuit of education, employment, financial security and a stable and fulfilling family life. Restrictions of reproductive choice are especially burdensome for young women and poor women. Girls Incorporated supports a woman’s freedom of choice, a constitutional right established by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973 in Roe vs. Wade." Would you say the foregoing statement, from Girls Inc. [see it here http://www.girlsinc.org/ic/page.php?id=4.3.4...
  • Saturday NYC Alert: Protest at American Girl Place (49th & 5th, 10a-12p, Dec 10)

    12/09/2005 8:43:57 PM PST · by 1stFreedom · 7 replies · 560+ views
    Pro-Life Group To Picket American Girl Place in New York To: National Desk Contact: Ann Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League, 773-777-2900, 312-965-1030 cell, ann@prolifeaction.org CHICAGO, Dec. 8—The Pro-Life Action League will lead a picket by parents and their daughters at American Girl Place on Fifth Avenue in New York City on Saturday, December 10, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, in protest of American Girl's ties to the pro-abortion advocacy group, Girls Incorporated. "December is the busiest shopping season of the year," said League Executive Director Ann Scheidler. "Our picket will reach thousands of shoppers on New York's Fifth Avenue...
  • Viewership of American Girl Doll Movie Down 50% from Last Year [Will Media Credit Boycott]

    12/07/2005 9:55:09 AM PST · by Diago · 12 replies · 411+ views
    Felicity: An American Girl Adventure, the second WB movie based on a doll, was weak with 4 million viewers, below the network's typical Tuesday and the 6 million who tuned in for last year's Samantha movie.
  • Holiday Time is Prime Time for American Girl

    12/01/2005 4:52:44 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 11 replies · 703+ views
    Madison.com ^ | December 1, 2005 | Judy Newman
    MIDDLETON, WI - Walking through American Girl's Middleton headquarters in December is like getting a peek into the land of Santa's elves - and young girls' fantasies. Upstairs, there's a constant buzz in the call center, as workers field a steady stream of calls to order Samantha, Molly and the rest of the American Girl clan. "You don't have a catalog? That's OK, we can work around that," one call wrangler amiably says to a customer from New Hampshire, who wants an American Girl Today doll with specific features - in this case, blond hair and blue eyes. ". ....
  • Pro-life girls vs. 'American Girl' [Great Photos!]

    11/27/2005 6:38:45 AM PST · by Diago · 25 replies · 2,948+ views
    http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/abbott/051126 ^ | November 26, 2005 | Matt C. Abbott
    Pro-life girls vs. 'American Girl' Matt C. Abbott Matt C. Abbott November 26, 2005 "In the know" readers are likely aware of the American Girl doll company boycott called for by the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League "in response to the company's refusal to sever ties with the pro-abortion group Girls Incorporated." Other pro-life groups supporting the League's boycott are Priests for Life, Operation Rescue, Stand True Ministries, Aid for Women and Illinois Right to Life. But there are dissenters. One of those questioning the prudence of the boycott is Tom Sheridan, editor and general manager of the Catholic New World,...
  • Wild-eye right drags down iconic American Girl dolls

    11/13/2005 4:42:14 PM PST · by SJackson · 158 replies · 4,122+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 11-12-05 | Joel McNally
    It turns out that when suburban mothers buy American Girl dolls that look and dress exactly like their own little girls, they may unwittingly be purchasing tiny, lesbian partners for their children.... It turns out that when suburban mothers buy American Girl dolls that look and dress exactly like their own little girls, they may unwittingly be purchasing tiny, lesbian partners for their children. At least, that is the fear of the wacko, right-wing watchdogs who keep track of exotic threats to our children that most of us are too naive - or not nearly psychologically twisted enough - to...
  • All dolled up and no place to go

    11/10/2005 3:57:53 AM PST · by Diago · 15 replies · 975+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 8, 2005 | Rebecca Hagelin
    This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. To view this item online, visit http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=47278 Tuesday, November 8, 2005 All dolled up and no place to go Posted: November 8, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern By Rebecca Hagelin © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com A new catalog from the American Girl doll company arrived in the mail recently – something my daughter Kristin and I used to really look forward to. We've ordered from the company many times, and one of my fondest memories is of a trip I made with Kristin to the huge American Girl store in Chicago. The occasion was...
  • American Girl boycotted: Accused of luring youth into radical feminist ideology

    11/04/2005 3:57:52 AM PST · by Diago · 133 replies · 3,314+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | November 2, 2005 | WorldNetDaily.com
    Wednesday, November 2, 2005 American Girl boycottedAccused of luring youth into radical feminist ideology Posted: November 2, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com After repeated unheeded warnings, a pro-life group launched a boycott yesterday against the popular doll maker American Girl for its association with a group that promotes abortion rights and lesbianism. "American Girl has refused to sever ties with pro-abortion Girls Incorporated," said Ann Scheidler, executive director of the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League, "This leaves us no choice but to call for a boycott of American Girl dolls and accessories for the duration of the 2005 Christmas shopping season."...
  • Parish cancels American Girl event; others urge boycott of doll maker

    11/02/2005 3:57:50 PM PST · by Diago · 5 replies · 286+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 11-2-05 | Nancy Frazier O'Brien
    Parish cancels American Girl event; others urge boycott of doll maker By Nancy Frazier O'Brien Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Saying that "the pursuit of funds can't come at the cost of our integrity," the pastor of St. Luke Parish in Brookfield, Wis., has canceled an American Girl school fundraiser set for May because of the doll company's ties to a nonprofit group that supports keeping abortion legal. The American Girl's connection to Girls Inc. through the "I Can" bracelet project -- which promotes girls' self-esteem and service -- also has prompted criticism of the company by at least...
  • Innocence Lost Is American Girl a pro-abortion company?

    11/02/2005 3:47:07 AM PST · by Diago · 21 replies · 1,735+ views
    National Review ^ | October 31, 2005 | John J. Miller
    Version October 31, 2005, 8:22 a.m. Innocence Lost Is American Girl a pro-abortion company? On Christmas morning, untold numbers of girls will rip open packages hoping to find an American Girl doll. The lucky ones will receive a prized possession of modern childhood, a little figurine to dress, comb, hug, and otherwise dote upon. Because these dolls are so loved, there aren't many companies with a more wholesome image than American Girl. So why is this popular dollmaker now giving money to a group that supports abortion rights? That's what a growing number of consumers want to know. Since...
  • School Snubs American Girl (Waukesha, WI)

    10/31/2005 6:33:08 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 32 replies · 1,194+ views
    Madison.com via AP Wire ^ | October 31, 2005 | AP Staff Writer
    (Show in state canceled in 'family values' dispute) A Catholic school in Waukesha County (WI) is the first nonprofit group in the nation to cancel a coveted American Girl Fashion Show. The cancellation follows complaints by two anti-abortion and "family values" groups based in Chicago and Mississippi that the Middleton-based doll company behind the show gives money to a national girls organization that accepts abortion and lesbian sexual orientation. St. Luke School in Brookfield notified its parents through bulletins at Masses over the weekend. "It seemed like a match made in heaven: a motivated Catholic school and an all-American icon,"...
  • American Girl's gifts to agency lead school to scrap show (Catholic Grade School, WI)

    10/30/2005 8:48:07 AM PST · by UB355 · 40 replies · 2,610+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10/30/2005 | TOM HEINEN
    American Girl's gifts to agency lead school to scrap show Backing of lesbianism, abortion sets off storm By TOM HEINEN theinen@journalsentinel.com Posted: Oct. 29, 2005 A Catholic school in Waukesha County is the first non-profit group in the nation to cancel a coveted American Girl Fashion Show amid concerns that the Wisconsin-based doll company behind the show gives money to a national girls organization that presents abortion, contraception and a lesbian sexual orientation as acceptable. News of the decision by parent volunteers and the pastor at St. Luke School in Brookfield is being reported in bulletins at Masses this weekend....
  • American Girl's gifts to agency lead school to scrap show [Catholic school takes a stand]

    10/30/2005 6:15:05 AM PST · by Diago · 38 replies · 1,085+ views
    http://www.jsonline.com/news/wauk/oct05/366844.asp ^ | Posted: Oct. 29, 2005 | By TOM HEINEN
                  www.jsonline.com               Return to regular view Original URL: http://www.jsonline.com/news/wauk/oct05/366844.asp American Girl's gifts to agency lead school to scrap show Backing of lesbianism, abortion sets off storm By TOM HEINENtheinen@journalsentinel.com Posted: Oct. 29, 2005 A Catholic school in Waukesha County is the first non-profit group in the nation to cancel a coveted American Girl Fashion Show amid concerns that the Wisconsin-based doll company behind the show gives money to a national girls organization that presents abortion, contraception and a lesbian sexual orientation as acceptable. News of the decision...
  • American Girls Response (to outraged parents)

    10/27/2005 4:19:00 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 55 replies · 1,855+ views
    email from American Girl, corporate office | October 26, 2005
    Dear Ms. M, Thank you for your letter expressing your disappointment with American Girl's affiliation with Girls Inc. We apologize for the delayed response and appreciate the opportunity to reply to your concerns. American Girl has always encouraged young girls to achieve their best. The "I CAN" program is one of the many philanthropic endeavors undertaken by our company. Our goal with "I CAN" is to help millions of girls realize that they are unique, talented, and full of amazing possibilities?while reinforcing the idea that helping others achieve is also an important part of life. Donations raised through I CAN...
  • American Girl Plays Down Ties to Pro-Abortion Group After Criticism

    10/24/2005 1:33:03 PM PDT · by Diago · 8 replies · 507+ views
    http://www.lifenews.com/ ^ | October 24, 2005 | by Steven Ertelt
    American Girl Plays Down Ties to Pro-Abortion Group After Criticism Email this article Printer friendly page by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com Editor October 24, 2005 New York, NY (LifeNews.com) -- American Girl, the makers of a popular line of children's dolls, has lowered the profile of its partnership with a pro-abortion group following national criticism. A pro-life organization that has helped lead opposition says the company is removing some of its links to Girls Inc., a group that helps girls with self-esteem and scholastic issues but also backs abortion. "American Girl, maker of American Girl Dolls, must be receiving enough calls and emails to...
  • American Girl teams with pro-abortion, pro-lesbian group

    10/12/2005 8:45:34 AM PDT · by Kentucky · 96 replies · 8,548+ views
    American Family Association | Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman
    American Girl teams with pro-abortion, pro-lesbian group Possibly some of you have daughters who play with the American Girl dolls or read their books. You may even be thinking about buying a doll or books for Christmas. Well, it turns out American Girl (owned by Mattel) is partnering with a group called Girls Inc. to sell a bracelet, the "I Can" band, which financially supports Girls Inc. Seventy cents of every purchase goes to Girls Inc. The band is sold on the American Girl webpage with a large ad and a link to the Girls Inc. webpage. In addition, the...
  • Senator Slams Pro-Life Groups Criticizing American Girl on Abortion

    10/25/2005 12:17:42 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 55 replies · 1,748+ views
    October 25, 2005 ^ | LifeNews.com | by Steven Ertelt
    Omaha, NE (LifeNews.com) -- A pro-abortion U.S. senator is slamming pro-life groups who have raised concerns about the American Girl doll company's partnership with a girl's group that backs abortion. Pro-life organizations have threatened a national boycott if the company doesn't pull out from its partnership with Girl's Inc. Sen. Barak Obama, an Illinois Democrat, called the criticism and possible boycott and overreaction. “It's just silly,” said Obama. “This is a classic example of overreaction and a lack of proportion.” "An organization like this plays a vital part in making certain we are opening up our windows and letting our...
  • Obama Addresses Clash [Obama Defends Pro-abortion, Pro-Lesbian American Girl Dolls ]

    10/24/2005 8:48:17 PM PDT · by Diago · 42 replies · 2,123+ views
    Obama Addresses Clash Girls Inc. appearance A rising star in the Democratic party offered support Monday to an Omaha organization swept into a political clash.U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D) Illinois, spoke Monday at a luncheon for Girls Inc., which has drawn fire this month for its support of abortion rights and acceptance of lesbianism.At issue is Girls Inc.'s involvement with American Girl, a manufacturer of popular dolls and children's books. The company is donating proceeds from sales of a special wristband, which reads "I Can" to support the programs of Girls Inc."This is a classic example of overreaction and...
  • When Feminism Looks Back

    10/22/2005 11:49:32 AM PDT · by WildReeling · 22 replies · 917+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | 10/22/05 | Paul Nowak
    Abortion advocacy has become synonymous with the modern feminist movement. Groups such as the National Organization for Women (NOW) have become so outspoken in their abortion rights campaign that the group is seen as “pro-abortion” as much or more than it is seen as “feminist.” In fact, one of the most recognized feminists groups today that is not pro-abortion has to specify that fact in its name: Feminists for Life. This was not always the case. Early pioneers for women's rights did not ignore the issue of abortion, even though it was illegal at the time and a taboo subject....
  • ‘A Life of Faith’ dolls serve as alternative to American Girl

    10/21/2005 7:01:00 PM PDT · by Diago · 7 replies · 930+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | Oct 19, 2005 | By Erin Curry
    CULTURE DIGEST: ‘A Life of Faith’ dolls serve as alternative to American Girl; reports of N.O. euthanasia investigated By Erin Curry Oct 19, 2005 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--As news reports indicate proceeds from bracelets connected with the popular American Girl dolls are going to support homosexual and abortion-rights causes, many parents are searching for alternatives for daughters who treasure the doll collections that come with life stories and multiple accessories. A Life of Faith dolls, which are growing in popularity among Christians, provide role models that help girls imagine and experience a lifestyle of faith. This line of dolls features...
  • [Congressman Sherrod Brown's abortion-loving wife:] Attacking American Girl dolls truly un-American

    10/21/2005 9:45:42 AM PDT · by Diago · 24 replies · 1,237+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | Thursday, October 20, 2005 | Connie Schultz, Wife od Democratic Congressman Sherrod Brown
    Attacking dolls truly un-American Thursday, October 20, 2005Connie SchultzPlain Dealer Columnist My friendship with an American Girl doll began when a black slave girl named Addy helped my 8-year-old daughter find her courage and define her values. American Girl dolls wear period clothing from various eras in our country's history. Each doll also stars in her own series of books designed to teach girls about American history. Ten years ago, many of my daughter's friends owned Samantha, the girl living with her wealthy grandmother in 1904, or bespectacled Molly, who was growing up during World War II. After reading...
  • An Alternative to American Girl Dolls

    10/16/2005 9:44:37 AM PDT · by Diago · 5 replies · 1,855+ views
    http://www.visionforum.com/beautifulgirlhood/about/ An alternative to American Girl Dolls What a privilege to be the father of three precious daughters and husband to the greatest wife in the world. My constant prayer is that the Lord will continue to affirm them as women of God. This same prayer is the heart of our mission at Vision Forum. Since our founding in 1998, Vision Forum has been committed to the restoration of the Christian family. Our book catalog, our All-American Boy’s Adventure Catalog, and the Beautiful Girlhood Collection are all designed to tackle different aspects of the cultural battle for the family. We...
  • American Girl vs. American Girls

    10/16/2005 6:18:45 AM PDT · by Salvation · 58 replies · 3,193+ views
    Catholic Exchange.com ^ | 10-15-05 | Elizabeth Foss
    by Elizabeth Foss Other Articles by Elizabeth Foss American Girl vs. American Girls 10/15/05 Every night, when I put my daughters to sleep, I snuggle next to them under the pink, rose-festooned canopy over their bed. We talk about all sorts of things and I stay until they drift off. During the quiet time before the blanket of sleep envelopes my little girls, I gaze through the semi-darkness at the dolls on the shelves opposite the bed. The dolls are lined up after a day of play, a beautiful, tangible testimony to the innocence of girlhood. They are American Girl dolls...
  • My Sister's response to American Girl

    10/15/2005 4:57:42 PM PDT · by ermmt · 67 replies · 2,245+ views
    Dear sirs and madams - As I look at my daughters' collections of a total of 4 AG dolls, Bitty Baby, Coconut, Licorice and many, many clothes and accessories, I now feel sorrow instead of joy. Toys that were meant to enhance their femininity and girlhood are now shrouded with the despicable choice of an organization American Girl has aligned itself with. My daughters monthly have gone to AG Club meetings at a Christian book store. Lots of her homeschooled friends begin studying periods of history through the AG books. I never expected nor found all that the company does...
  • Girls Inc Defends Itself (pro-lesbian group supported by American Girl)

    10/15/2005 2:47:15 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 68 replies · 1,921+ views
    GirlsInc.com ^ | October 15, 2005 | Joyce M. Roche
    To all friends of strong, smart, and bold girls: Girls Inc. has empowered girls for over 141 years, first as Girls Clubs of America and since 1990 as Girls Incorporated. In centers across the country, generations of girls have learned their strengths, explored their worlds, prepared for productive, interesting lives, and offered each other the support necessary in dealing with the challenges of growing up. Grounded in research and tested in the field, Girls Inc. programs address the whole girl. They build her athletic skills and competitive spirit, nurture her ability and interest in science, math and technology, equip her...
  • Groups Threaten to Boycott American Girl

    10/14/2005 3:07:04 PM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1,286+ views
    AP ^ | 10/14/5 | DAVID CRARY
    New York -- American Girl, manufacturer of a highly popular line of dolls and children's books, has become the target of conservative activists threatening a boycott unless the toy maker cuts off contributions to a youth organization that supports abortion rights and acceptance of lesbians. The protest is directed at an ongoing American Girl campaign in which proceeds from sales of a special "I Can" wristband help support educational and empowerment programs of Girls Inc., a national nonprofit organization which describes its mission as "inspiring girls to be strong, smart and bold." American Girl, whose often patriotic products have long...
  • More Info on Girls Inc and American Girl

    10/12/2005 8:46:22 PM PDT · by Kentucky · 22 replies · 1,480+ views
    Girls Inc ^ | Kentucky
    List of the Girls Inc Board of Directors Some surprises here. Wal-mart, Home Depot, Coca Cola, Johnson & Johnson, .....maybe we need to be calling and emailing more than just American Girl. Are these corporations aware of what Girls Inc advocates? Girls Incorporated National Board of Directors 2005-2006 Val Ackerman, Founding President Women's National Basketball Association; New York, NY Susie Buffett, Community Volunteer, (Board Secretary) Omaha, NE Francis X. Burnes III, Former Managing Director (Retired) JP Morgan Chase; New York, NY Cathy Duffy, Chief Executive Officer (Region III Representative) Girls Incorporated of New Hampshire; Manchester, NH Michael L. Dweck, Managing...
  • American Girl teams with pro-abortion, pro-lesbian group.

    10/12/2005 8:01:55 PM PDT · by SvdByFaith · 11 replies · 792+ views
    American Family Association ^ | 10/05 | Donald E. Wildmon
    American Girl (owned by Mattel) is partnering with a group called Girls Inc. to sell a bracelet, the "I Can" band, which financially supports Girls Inc. Seventy cents of every purchase goes to Girls Inc. The band is sold on the American Girl webpage with a large ad and a link to the Girls Inc. webpage. In addition, the webpage says American Girl is giving $50,000 to Girls, Inc...
  • "American Girl" Supports Planned Parenthood!?!

    10/11/2005 10:09:57 AM PDT · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 86 replies · 2,727+ views
    My wife is giving me information soon, which I'll post when I get it indicating that the publisher of books for young girls and the maker of several lines of expensive dolls and accessories is raising funds for Planned Parenthood. I wonder if they will come out with a line of books about "Heather" who can't grow up in the 70's because she was killed in the womb.
  • Politicians beat up on American Girl doll

    02/02/2005 12:10:30 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 68 replies · 1,975+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 2, 2005 | ANDREW HERRMANN
    Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Chicago) Tuesday invited the president of the company that makes American Girl dolls to visit Pilsen after the firm angered some Hispanics by describing the neighborhood in a storybook as "dangerous.'' Meanwhile, Ald. Daniel Solis (25th) said he had set up a meeting for next week with a representative from Mattel, American Girl's parent company, to discuss what he said was "probably an unintended mistake.'' The Wisconsin-based American Girl rankled some when it set the back story of a new doll in Chicago. The storybook describes how a Mexican-American girl named Marisol Luna moves to suburban...