Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Golly Dolls (Gollywogs) in shops selling 'legal highs.' Which one is offensive!

WE had the prospect of the Human Rights Commission rejecting the complaints that selling Golly Dolls; they dare not call them gollywogs anymore, is  against the law. Apparently the commission receives about 6 complaints from people likening the sale of Gollywogs to the display of Nazi symbols. Give me a break. Are we so thick-skinned that we get offended by these harmless dolls. Hell, do all dolls have to be the Ken and Barbie type examples; ones which I contend do far more harm than any imagined insult re the former dolls. I would very much like to see people getting off their chuffs and stopping the sale of 'legal highs' in our streets than get myself upset by these 'blasts from the past.' Any racist connotations are long gone and if a kid was wandering around with a cute black gollywog, I wold not take offence. I would however be extremely concerned if I saw a kid outside a shop that sells that other dangerous 'crap!' For Goodness sake, let's fight the issues that need to be fought.