Like most regular parents, I don’t consider a cheerleader to be the most appropriate role model for my child. In fact, my wife refuses to let anyone buy a USC Song Girl outfit for our 18-month-old daughter, and has made it clear that she will disown anyone who does. So our daughter has a USC football jersey instead.
(Can you spot the plastic doll from the real cheerleader?)
But according to the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, a Song Girl outfit is not the most sexually objectifying gift you can get for your toddler this year. They have “honored” the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Barbie with one of the five nominations for their TOADY (Toys Oppressive And Destructive to Young Children) Award, and you can vote for the winner!