Burlesque Is Not Child’s Play: CCFC Urges Hasbro to Shelve New line of Pussycat Dolls

Date of Release: 

Monday, May 22, 2006

May 24, 2006 - Today, Hasbro announced that they were canceling their planned line of dolls based on the Pussycat Dolls.  Thanks so much to all of you who sent letters - it was your efforts that made the difference.  Click here for more information on Hasbro's decision.

Beyond Barbie: Mattel's Monster of an Assault on Girls


Susan Linn, Ed.D.

A new study adds heft to the argument that girls are entering puberty earlier than ever before. No one knows why more girls than ever are developing breasts at seven or eight—some scientists attribute it to childhood obesity, others cite environmental factors. Whatever the reason, there’s cause for concern. How do girls so young deal with feelings heightened by hormonal surges, changes in their bodies, and how people think about them in their bodies?

Violent & Sexualized Games on Nickelodeon's

Below are images and descriptions of some of the highly sexualized and horrifically violent games on Nickelodeon's  Nickelodeon promotes Addicting Games to children as young as preschoolers.  To urge Nick to stop promoting the website to children, please click here.  To learn more about CCFC's concerns -- and how Nick is finally starting to get the message,

Scholastic Expels the Bratz from School

Thanks to you, Scholastic, Inc. will no longer be promoting the highly sexualized Bratz brand in schools.

In April, 2007, we launched a letter-writing campaign urging Scholastic to stop promoting Bratz items at their book clubs and book fairs. You flooded Scholastic with emails urging them to stop selling books such as Lil' Bratz Dancin Divas; Lil' Bratz Catwalk Cuties; and Lil' Bratz Beauty Sleepover Bash.

We did it! Hasbro Pulls the Plug on the Pussycat Dolls

Thanks to your activism, Hasbro today announced that they were cancelling their planned line of dolls based on the Pussycat Dolls, a real-life burlesque troupe turned music group famous for their sexualized lyrics and dance routines.  On Monday, CCFC and Dads & Daughters launched a letter-writing campaign urging the toy giant to reverse its plan to market the blatantly eroticized dolls to girls as young as six.  Today, all of our efforts were rewarded when Hasbro issued the following statement:


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