Miss Bimbo

Website review by
Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
Miss Bimbo Website Poster Image
Adopt a "bimbo," and leave your girl power behind.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 22 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Positive Messages

The site places a strong emphasis on body image, physical appearance, and having boyfriends -- though done in a tongue-in-cheek style.

Violence
Sex

The site's message boards contain posts about hooking up with male friends, virginity, and masturbation. The "bimbos"' clothing options are often provocative.

Language

Most swear words that users try to input end up partially blocked, like "d*mn." Though we were able to easily create the username "SissyBeatch."

Consumerism

Users can buy Miss Bimbo calendars, buttons, and clothing. And users must find a way to earn money in the game, including by spending real money to keep their "bimbo" alive.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

The site message boards contain some posts about using marijuana and drinking.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Miss Bimbo is a website that blends the adopt-a-pet concept with a virtual world to allow users to care for female characters called "bimbos." As the term "bimbo" implies, the site's attitude is not pro-girl power, in fact it reinforces negative stereotypes and concepts about women, including that their happiness is determined by their appearance and that the purpose of a boyfriend is to provide financial support (though there's a tongue-in-cheek humor that softens these messages). The site also brings up some privacy and safety concerns, since it's easy to contact -- and correspond with (under some monitoring by site moderators) -- other users.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 8 and 10 year old Written bycybermommy November 26, 2010

Offended and shocked.

How is a website that lets you create virtual girls called "Bimbos" recommended for any child. I'd veto this website based solely on it name. Now... Continue reading
Adult Written byatinycolorbook February 8, 2016

Entertaining game for girls.

It was a great game for teen girls and even some adults. Although a bit addictive, like most games, it was a Barbie+Sims type. Very entertaining and I am sad to... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written bySadieK May 24, 2012

its great but for 14 years old

this website is great and stuff im still on it ...username...missashii789 i really like it and it tells you how getting jobs makes you earn money because if you... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byxheartbeat May 22, 2011

boringgg,

I was a member once before and I literally HATED it. I mean, the graphics are horrible and the clothing is really bad. I mean it's not only inappropriate f... Continue reading

Is it any good?

The U.K.-based MISSBIMBO.COM offers users the chance to create a virtual pet-like avatar -- a female "bimbo" -- and features more than 30 levels, which players can advance through by doing things like changing their bimbo's hairstyle, buying her clothes, and renting her a virtual apartment. The site could teach girls a few positive lessons in a fun way. For example: Playing games helps girls earn online currency to buy things, but also helps boost their bimbo's IQ. Users also need to care for their character by feeding them, potentially encouraging responsibility. However, the site features a cringeworthy focus on weight -- players are told letting their bimbo lose or gain too many pounds could affect her happiness, which isn't a very body-positive message to send teens.

Miss Bimbo also places an eerie emphasis on boyfriends; players are told that men provide a much-needed source of money "just because he loves you." Add in the fact that girls can find out about a number of adults-only topics on the site's message boards, and it might be a good idea to steer teens clear of babysitting their own bimbo.

Online interaction: Users can challenge other users. But the challenges are pretty tame; a crowd applauds your bimbo and another bimbo, and one is chosen as the winner.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the stereotypes this website reinforces about women. Do you think it's all in fun, or is there something truly negative about its approach?

  • The site brings up the idea that a women's weight it linked to her happiness. What do you think about that? What makes a particular weight a healthy weight for someone -- and how can you maintain your weight safely?

  • How do you know how old (or young) the people you meet online are? Should you ask their age before you respond to them or contact them? What are safe ways to interact with others online?

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