Homeless in America, In White Eyelet Lace Dress with Embroidered Accents

by
Abby Zimet

Presumably in order to make even more money than they must already be
making, Mattel's American Girl - creator of obscenely pricey dolls that sell for
up to $158, unless you want the bed for another $118 - is now marketing
Gwen, a homeless doll.
For $95, you get Gwen, with aforementioned dress, long blond hair and
back story of a dark secret - she and her mom, fallen on hard times,
live in their car before making their vinyl way to a homeless shelter.
A $95 doll to celebrate the sorrowful fact that someone somewhere in
this land of plenty will lose their home, according to Michael Moore,
every 7 seconds. Oh, capitalism. One of our readers suggests calling Mattel (608.836.4848) or emailing foundation@mattel.com and asking them to donate profits from the sale of "Gwen" to homeless shelters and food banks.

 

 

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