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By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Glitzy dress-up dolls ooze bad female stereotypes.

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age 5+

Perfect for kindergarten to younger tweens.

I think this very fun site for small girls is great, but at nine or ten girls may out grow this fun and unique site and it's kid friendly fun.

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The site is monitored 24/7, and it seems free from a lot of the problematic potty talk and scathing language found on other tween and teen sites. Yet the overarching stereotypical messages of women as busty, sexualized playthings doesn't move Barbie forward, and perhaps even a step back. While it's true Barbie has her heels and minis, the majority of dress-up outfits shown on this site are more appropriate for X-rated movies than Barbie, and many parents may find they don't want their girls influenced by these fashion choices. Clearly, dress-up dolls are still popular with young girls, whether in paper or cyber form. How that will impact their view of women's roles in the world is another question.

The commercial aspects of include multiple ads, both overt and hidden. Users must pay $6.99 a month to belong to the CDE fan club to get special benefits (access to special dolls, 100 CDE points a month). Better games, chats, and contests can be found elsewhere -- minus the stereotypes.

Website Details

  • Genre: Creating
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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