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Are you serious?

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http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/fascinating%20fact%203086_1027400

http://www.youbuynow.com/item/3510

I came across this information at Feministing.com. I am deeply disturbed that Toys'R'Us would endorse, let alone sell, this "toy" in their stores. It is troubling that they are making rapists into toys because young children are heavily influenced by the messages portrayed by Barbie, Bratz, GI Joe, and other popular dolls. I fear that this doll of Rapist No. 1 will tell children that being a rapist is OK, which it most definately is not. Another problem is that children won't understand the reference to the movie, and they may think that American society idealizes rapists, just as they idealize pop stars who also have their own dolls. I think that Toys'R'Us and other retailers should boycott the distribution of this toy, otherwise they are sending horrifying messages to the child population in America.