Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:42 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:42:24 GMT
FOX19's Frank Marzullo cut the ribbon on Lego Town 2013. Wednesday's event was held at Camp Earnst Middle School in Burlington, Ky. There you'll find a complete town made of lego bricks on display. TheFull Story >
FOX19's Frank Marzullo cut the ribbon on Lego Town 2013. Wednesday's event was held at Camp Earnst Middle School in Burlington, Ky. There you'll find a complete town made of lego bricks on display.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 5:08 PM EDT2013-06-19 21:08:18 GMT
The family of a North College Hill man has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit and wrongful death suit against the City of North College Hill and one of its police officers. The suit alleges that CoreyFull Story >
The family of a North College Hill man has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit and wrongful death suit against the City of North College Hill and one of its police officers.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 4:47 PM EDT2013-06-19 20:47:33 GMT
Wednesday night will be about the same, then as summer begins Friday, we are in for typical summer heat and humidity over the weekend. Full Story >
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(RNN) - Baby dolls now talk, move and even wet their diapers. But the latest one, called the Breast Milk Baby, takes dolls to a new level.
The doll simulates the act of breastfeeding, and has recently been released in the U.S. market.
The child owner of the doll wears a halter top that holds two flower sensors where nipples would be. The sensors activate a suckling response in the doll when it is placed in contact with the flowers.
"Rag Dolls, Rubber Dolls, Black Dolls, Walking Dolls, Over proportioned Barbie Dolls, Talking Dolls, Tiny Tears Doll, Betsi Wetsy Doll, Baby That A Way, Anatomically correct dolls, pooping Dolls, Breast feeding Dolls, what's next ... Copulating Dolls? Just how far will the public let it go?" asked Alice Rigsby in response to a post on Columbus, GA's WTVM Facebook page.
The doll's manufacturer, Berjuan Toys, based in Spain, said in a news release they are committed to bringing the doll to U.S. markets after seeing high sales in Europe.
The company said it has generated more than $2 million in sales since the doll was first released five years ago.
Dennis Lewis, spokesperson for Berjuan Toys, told CNN the toy simply teaches nurturing skills.
"There's absolutely nothing sexual about breastfeeding," Lewis said. "It's good for mommies, it's good for babies, and it's good for society."
The doll is being criticized for "over sexualizing" young girls and for sending the message that it's OK to become pregnant at a young age. Child psychologist Ari Fox sees no reason for alarm in those regards.
"If anything, the doll might be one outlet for girls to identify with their mothers and explore their feelings about being a woman," Fox said. "At an age where children do not have the verbal and cognitive capacity to speak about their feelings and reflect the way most adults do, fantasy play is their form of expression. Through play, children explore and make sense of their internal and external world."
Supporters of the Breast Milk Baby say the toy could help eliminate the breastfeeding taboo.
"Breastfeeding in public in our society is still taboo, and if this will help get rid of that taboo, I say yes," Barbara Ball said to Charleston, SC, station WCSC. "I breast fed all of my four children and breastfeeding mothers should be supported, not made to feel shame for doing it. Breastfeeding and sex are two totally different things. The society mores needs to change so as to not associate a breastfeeding mother with sexual connotations."
But critics think it forces kids to grow up too fast.
"I absolutely know breastfeeding is the very best start a baby can receive. However, this 'toy' exposes girls to emotional and physical information at an age when they aren't yet ready to process the complexities involved," Dancin Dave said to WAFF in Huntsville, AL.
Fox believes the Breast Milk Baby is just an outlet for exploration, and while not being directly harmful he says it is not necessary to have a doll of its kind.
"The imaginative minds of many young children can engage in rich fantasy play without such a realistic aid, but I do not think such a product is detrimental," he said.
The doll is available in both genders and three different skin colors. The Breast Milk Baby is not cheap. It costs about $90.
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:29 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:29:19 GMT
NEW WEST MINISTER, CANADA (WAVE) - A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a class picture. For Anne Belanger, the photo was completely unacceptable. Her son, Miles, was pushedFull Story >
A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a photo shoot at his elementary school.Full Story >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:03 GMT
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWineFull Story >
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWine and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:47:57 GMT
DENVER (KUSA/CNN) - A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone. She discovered the mistake while visiting his grave at Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver. "IFull Story >
A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:23 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:23:12 GMT
(CNN) – More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The recalled cases come from the National Beef Packing Company, basedFull Story >
More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:15:45 GMT
Police are trying to identify two victims following an assault in Clifton. Authorities say that two men assaulted a victim, took the victim's wallet and used the victim's bank card. The assault occurredFull Story >
Police have arrested two teenagers following an assault in Clifton. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:39 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:39:28 GMT
Police are in the 2400 block of Canterbury Avenue in Golf Manor investigating the report of two people shot. Few details are available at this time but canine units and an ambulance are on the scene. FOX19Full Story >
Golf Manor police officer Michael Forrest says an unknown individual went to the rear of the home and from the back patio shot several rounds into the bedroom. Full Story >
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