An anatomically correct boy doll has horrified some parents because it has a penis. The toy, which is part of a Toys “R” Us collection, has raised concerns among some Facebook users who felt the doll should be sold with a warning label.
One mother wrote: “It’s kinda late to take it back now that she’s already been exposed to seeing that. I mean the damage is done and it left you having to explain things sooner than you wanted to.”
But writer Monica Beyer of Sheknows.com disagreed with the comments.
“What about a baby makes a penis or a vulva dirty or sexual? Because that’s what it sounds like when people say that it’s wrong for little girls to see it,” she wrote.
“The truth is, when a child points out the body part that she doesn’t have, all a parent is required to do is call it by its name.”
Do you think a baby doll with a penis is shocking? Or are parents wrong to perceive the doll’s anatomy as sexual?