Welcome news:

A plan to launch a line of dolls based on US girl group The Pussycat Dolls has been shelved after toy manufacturer Hasbro Inc declared it “inappropriate.”

An activist group (which I’ll be joining) called Dads & Daughters organized a letter-writing campaign to scrap the dolls.

The leaders of the organization said:

We asked Hasbro executives to imagine encouraging their own six-year-old daughters and grand-daughters to engage in developmentally unhealthy behaviour … It appears they did that, and then made the right decision for their families, our families, and the company.

Well done. Now, if they could just do something about Bratz.