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A lesson unlearned on creepiness

As I exited the Nugget supermarket, I passed by a woman who was talking to a small object she was bouncing up and down in her arms. The swaddled object turned out to be a baby doll. She was cooing to the doll and as I passed said, "Oh, is something wrong, little dear?"

Perhaps I should not call it creepy, but it was definitely a little unnerving and surprising. There was no actual lesson, hence the unlearned part (which begs the question: How do you unlearn something you didn't learn in the first place? You decide).

(I will duly note that my flour-baby Hernando received a lot of very important baby talks in a stroller at the dog park in high school. This lasted right up until he became cake.)

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smeddley
Jan. 10th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
I saw a TV show on that. And, honestly, if people say that's okay, I think it's hypocritical to turn around and be disgusted by men who have rubber girlfriends, because, honestly, it's the same thing. Using a doll substitute to fill an emotional (okay, and physical) need.

...I'm definitely creeped out by both. To me, those are things you see people in asylums doing. It doesn't matter if it's a flower pot or a baby doll, treating something that's not a baby just like a baby is weird.
rinalia
Jan. 10th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
I hear you. In some way, maybe it's good no babies are actually being born to fulfill that need.

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