Friday, February 10, 2017

Article Alert: The Problems With "Never Nudes"

A strong and thoughtful response to the American Girl decision to sew their dolls permanently into underwear and the concerns it brings up. Highest recommendation! Please read and share!

American Girl Dolls Have Just Been Made Into "Never Nudes" by Holly Peterson


For all the messages of self-esteem and girl power we Gen-Xers have received through the years, I still have feelings of embarrassment about my body -- thanks, in part, to all the other messages I've heard my entire life telling me I should be. I keep hoping that our daughters will grow up with a different outlook -- that our culture is progressing into a place where young women aren't afraid to be natural, aren't ashamed of their bodies, and don't think periods are "gross." We've made a lot of progress in this area ... that's why I was shocked to hear that American Girl brand dolls are taking a bold and regressive move to put permanent underwear on its Truly Me dolls and a few dolls in the BeForever collection, essentially turning them into "Never Nudes."


  1. Thank you for sharing this post from Cafe Mom. I've shared it on Facebook.

  2. Interesting......something to think about.

  3. Interesting......something to think about.

  4. After seeing an example of perma panties from the rear on agig today, my thought is - could AG be trying to destroy their old brand on purpose, i.e. for some kind of financial reason? AG, as it used to be, was outperforming other dolls in terms of quality, imho. There was a Singer sewing machine like that once - eventually the company bought them back in exchange for more breakable ones.