A doll that appears to be “transgender” has sparked outrage after it was spotted on the shelves of a toy shop.
The doll, wearing a dress and sporting a penis and long blonde hair was seen at the ‘Planet Of Toys’ shop in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk in south-central Russia.
Images of the progressive doll have sparked mixed reactions in Russia where LGBTQ rights are strictly curtailed.
Mirror UK reports that the toy has sparked mixed responses from social media users, with many saying it was unnecessary to give children such toys.
“Is it ok to produce toys like that for children?”
And ‘gerad’ suggested: “All they have to do is buy a medical tool kit and the kid can learn how to amputate.”
But ‘Lordex’ wrote:
“I think it is really terrible what is going on in this child’s parent’s head. Have you considered that it could simply be a manufacturing defect? Or they accidentally put a female head on a male body?”
The doll is the first such doll spotted in Russia and thought to be among the first in the world.
In 2018, a transgender doll divided opinion in Argentina when it was stocked at Toys R Us. In September 2019, Mattel announced the debut of the first gender-doll line, Creatable World.
LGBTQ rights activist Jazz Jennings had a doll made of her by the Tonner Doll Company in 2017 which did not feature any genitalia. The doll was welcomed by fellow activists at the time.
The 19-year-old LGBT activist Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest people identifying as transgender to gain national media attention in the US.
She was assigned male at birth but now identifies as female.
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