Contrast these two stories and tell me if there is any significant difference in the motivations behind the backlash:

China Bans Voodoo Dolls

Hasbro pulls the line on Pussycat dolls

Ok, China’s objection to the voodoo dolls is easy to understand. The existence of a totalitarian government is predicated on quashing dissent. Any philosophy or belief system other than that of the official party line must be opposed. That is why communist China does not allow freedom of religion and persecutes groups like the Falon Gong. The commies are correct in determining that the belief in voodoo is as potential threat to their rule. When people have been cowed by rule of force, any belief system, even a patently dumb one like the belief in voodoo, might be enough to spark hope among the populace. The main issue is that the Chinese government doesn’t want its people to be exposed to values that run counter to ones they try to indoctrinate.

This brings us to the Hasbro dolls. In this case they weren’t shut down because of a government ban, the company voluntarily pulled the product after a massive letter-writing campaign from outraged parents who protested about the scantily clad dolls and the message that would be conveyed to young girls. Oh yes, I can imagine what kind of letters they must have received. I’m thinking:

Dear Hasbro,

Your dolls are stupid and irresponsible. You are doing a PISS POOR job of raising my children! What are you thinking???

No. If you are expecting TV show producers and doll manufacturers to run the point in instilling your childrens’ values, what are YOU thinking? Raise them up with a proper understanding of your ethics and values and then what will it matter what product anybody else puts out? (huh! huh! “puts out”!) I’m thinking you want to take freedom away from other people so that you don’t have to deal with having to be accountable yourself. Anti-Hasbro parents and communist China, I’m talking to both of you.

22 Responses to “Juxtaposition”

  1. Phelps says:

    Dude, those dolls are hella creepy. They should have pulled them, because I’ve seen all the Chucky movies, and any doll that looks like that ends up with a criminal’s soul in it and kills a bunch of people.

    Which sucks, unless the criminal is as hot as Jennifer Tittlly.

  2. mexi says:

    We’re related. Do you know how many times I’ve watched “Seed of Chucky” just to see the titty shots? At some point my DVD is gonna turn to powder!

  3. guy in the UNLV Jacket says:

    Have you guys ever fucked a blow up doll or know somebody who has?

  4. Nice Rack says:

    I know a guy who masturbated with Crisco, but no one that has had sex with a doll. I should know about my house by 5pm tonight Mexi. I’m trying to convince KWK to buy me a pool table for christmas, then we can hang out and shoot pool for free.

  5. guy in the uNLV jacket says:

    Have him buy you a blow up doll instead

  6. Crisco says:

    I am. And I’d like to add that it wasn’t consensual at all and i’m still mad about it. Anybody got a towel?

  7. Mexigogue says:

    Let me know if you get it Rack!! That would be sweet!!!!

  8. L says:

    In the next chucky movie his criminal soul get hosed over by the chick at the reincarnation office and gets suck into the body of a low end, cheap blow up doll.

  9. Nice Rack says:

    Do you know how hard it is to wipe Crisco off of your hands because it is oil based? Can you imagine how hard it would be to get it off of your man parts?

  10. mad jacker says:

    It isn’t really all that hard. I ususlly let my dog lick the crisco off of my cock when I’m done jacking off

  11. Anonymous says:

    Do you ever be jacking off and then right almost at the moment you finish you start getting light headed and you wonder what if I pass out and somebody finds me like this? Then they think I’m dead and they call the ambulance and they get there while my heavy metal music is playing in the background and it all ends up in my local San Diego newspaper! That would be terrible!
    Signed, anonymous

  12. Nice Rack says:

    Hey UNLV, you can come over and play pool the next time you are home. Mexi, I beat Tom all 3 games at leagues on Tuesday night. He was not very happy with me.

  13. Citizen Quasar says:

    Are the dolls made in China? If so, then it’s just “all part of the master plan.”

  14. Mexigogue says:

    Haha, take that Tom!

  15. Phelps says:

    When I’m anout to cum I don’t care if someone finds me. Hell, I wouldn’t care if I was on national TV. Cumming trumps all. (I would just hope that no one was running a VCR and it didn’t end up on Youtube.)

  16. Mexigogue says:

    Oh yes, on Youtube. With the music form Space Oddyssey 2000 in the background. And slow motion video of course. (I think that’s the music I’m thinking of)

  17. guy in the UNLV Jacket says:

    I’m there rack…..

  18. Nice Rack says:

    Ok, I’m patiently waiting on the e-mail that tells me they accepted my bid and I’m slowly going crazy. If I wasn’t at work right now I would have probably smoked an entire pack of cigarettes just to calm my nerves.

  19. Faye says:

    OMG Thankyou for AGAIN reminding parents who should actually raise their children. I didn’t even know about the Pussy Cat Dolls until some lady brought it up at a conference I went to over the weekend…but at this conference they also spoke of if there are no gay frogs then gay is wrong, it was a hoot!

  20. Faye says:

    oh and I know no one who has admitted to ever having sex with a blow up doll, though I know many who own one…AND at the point when you are cummin’…WHO CARES what happens next?!!! I don’t

  21. mexi says:

    Sometimes I have sex with a midget but I close my eyes and pretend it’s a dwarf.

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