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Shoppers and Internet users alike were surprised to discover the You & Me Mommy Change My Diaper Doll at Toys “R” Us – a doll made anatomically correct for a male baby.Neither the company’s website nor the toy’s box specifies that the doll is anatomically correct, which apparently has been especially shocking to shoppers who are used to dolls made without genitals.

In response to the doll, some Facebook users have called the toy inappropriate and unnecessary for kids. Others have joked that it’s a unique way to end a “gender reveal” party. Some parents simply requested that the manufacturer put a warning label on the box.

Despite the negative reaction, writer Monica Beyer of SheKnows.com has insisted that there’s nothing inappropriate about the doll.“What about a baby makes a penis or a vulva dirty or sexual?” Beyer wrote. “Because that’s what it sounds like when people say that it’s wrong for little girls to see it. The truth is, when a child points out the body part that she doesn’t have, all a parent is required to do is call it by its name.

“Beyer adds that this type of body-shaming should be stopped in its tracks early on in a child’s life.

via Anatomically Correct Toys ‘R’ Us Doll With Penis Shocks Shoppers.

Mugs, T-shirts, scarves and other souvenirs have triggered controversy at the National September 11 Memorial Museum, which holds unidentified remains of some of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks — as well as a gift shop.

It isn’t unusual for museums that commemorate tragedy to have gift shops, which help cover operational costs. There’s one at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, and another at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

But Ground Zero?

“It’s crass commercialism on a literally sacred site,” Kurt Horning, whose son Matthew died on 9/11, said in a telephone interview Monday. “It’s a burial ground. We don’t think there should be those things offered on that spot.

“If you want to do it, do it someplace else — but not right there.”

via Families infuriated by ‘crass commercialism’ of 9/11 Museum gift shop.

 

May 2nd, 2014 • The mother of 9/11 terror attack victim Sean Smith, reacts to newly released evidence of a White House cover up of the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi in 2012. Pat Smith talks with Fox News host Gretchen Carlson about the Obama administrations deceptions.

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It has taken years to get to this point. Robert Manzanares just spent the weekend with his biological daughter, Kaia, who was secretly placed for adoption in Utah, without his consent. The same day Kaia was handed off to him for their visit, he filed Notice of Appeal as part of his six-year legal quest to get custody of her.

Manzanares, who has been fighting in Utah and Colorado courts for his daughter Kaia, is the first man to have some success against Utah’s fraud immunity statute, which says even if it is proven someone lied during an adoption, it cannot be overturned.

The Utah Supreme Court found fraud so extreme in his case, the adoption was dismissed. Manzanares says justices “…really threw the book at the family, the attorneys and the mother and said we can no longer accept this fraud in Utah which is written into their adoption code.”

Kaia’s birth mother left Colorado while pregnant, with the claim she was going to visit a sick relative. She gave birth in Utah in 2008 without Manzanares’ knowledge.

Manzanares says Kaia’s mother simultaneously worked the court systems of both states. “It was not known to us, but 15 minutes prior to the 9 o’clock court hearing in Colorado, she had signed away her rights. My daughter had been born three days earlier, prematurely, and she was signing away her rights to my daughter.”  He later learned the truth when a coworker alerted him Kaia’s birth mom had returned to work, no longer pregnant.

via Father fighting Utah adoption law to get custody of his daughter | Fox News.