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 firstname.lastname@example.org and asking them to donate profits from the sale of "Gwen" to homeless shelters and food banks.
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