Friday, November 23, 2012

Ho, Ho, Ho

Always a dubious greeting - 
I don't care who you are sayin' it!

Sadly, it took on new meaning in the ER this week.

If you work in peds, 
you know that most peoples generosity gene 
kicks in this time of year... 
stories of 100 Neediest cases, 
food pantries dispensing holiday 'baskets' of food, 
and donations of toys
to service agencies 
so no child is forgotten on Christmas Day... 
which is all well and good...

but come on, people, 
how 'bout exercising a little judgement 
and at least attempt 
to be 
culturally sensitive.

There were two groups
of dolls donated  to 
Child Life, 
available for distribution
in the ER.

Two options for minority girls
and two for pasty white girls.

Clearly if you have no skin pigmentation
you're either an anorexic
fashion plate
dressed for a funeral
in your little basic black dress
or you're a Laura Ingall wannabe
from Little House on the Prairie...

Also as clearly, 
all females of color are either
hootchie mamas

or prostitutes.

Are you frickin kidding me?

We're supposed to reinforce
all the worst racial stereotypes
in our overly sexualized culture
by passing these creatures out
to impressionable
little girls?

Nope; not gonna happen.

I was SO proud 
of our collective decision
to refuse to hand them out!

We'll give you the benefit of the doubt
what we can only hope was a
good intent behind the action
take your Ho's
somewhere else!

1 comment:

aimee said...

I am speechless....which I know rarely happens! I am glad to hear that we are not distributing these.