Monday, December 15, 2008

'Tis NOT the Season for War Toys



click on warning to read Code Pink's take on how to take on the toy industry. I have to admit to having a deep fondness for these women. :-)



5 comments:

  1. I want to put this warning on my blog. Thanks for the link.

    And Happy Winter Solstice!

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  2. I'm proud to say I never once gave my son a war toy and if her received any I always asked him to exchange it for something else - and he always obliged.

    I too love the Pink ladies - the real meaning of female power. I'll never forget when I first learned of them. One of them jumped up during Congressional hearings and confronted Condi Rice about the lies to war. A photo of this pink warrior pointing her finger into the clearly guilty face of Rice made its way around.

    I hope your first day back at work is going OK. Breathe only on people you don't like LOL

    love ya

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  3. Hi, Bobbie. You go right ahead! I wish I had the guts to go around sticking those warnings all over Toys R Us but I'm afraid I'll get arrested. Something I can't afford is a criminal record! :-)

    Hi, Di. I'm proud of you. I had girls and they weren't at all interested in guns and never got them as gifts but had they, I would have done the same you did.

    I can't tell you how much it means to me to have people out there who are on the same page and don't think I'm silly for letting "boys be boys".

    I love you guys!

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  4. As a kid I got toy guns for Christmas and shot real guns with my Dad and brother.

    And every stick in the whole of the woods was a gun or a sword.

    I think it was my Dad's gentle nature which saved me from internalizing that violence; he was a Peaceful Warrior, for which I can't thank him enough.

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  5. CR: you dad was a peaceable man, indeed.

    WP's father was a WWII vet also and he shot guns and hunted; activities that WP often participated in. As you know he's not into hunting; even as a kid he couldn't do it and his father was okay with that. I always wonder how many fathers would shame their boys if they didn't want to shoot animals. And again, as you know, WP is a gun collector and he can't step on a spider. I've never known anyone who looked at guns the way does. He looks a them as powerful, interesting pieces of mechanical genius. But he is some sort of oddball genius type (as you are), so I have to cut you both some slack. ;-) {hug}

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