Bimbo training

Last updated 11:30 30/03/2008

Some time back I was at a VERY expensive car launch ...like VERY VERY expensive car launch, and there was a hugely wealthy,  amazing looking woman there (tiny, perfect, gorgeous)  who I spent a good while yakking with. Actually she did most of the talking and one of the things she said was that she'd  been helping her wee girl get ready for the new school year and that they'd been covering her exercise books in Playboy pictures.

PLAYBOY PICTURES!!!

I didn't trust myself to say anything so I said nothing. But I thought to myself: 'bloodyhellwhatswrongwithmylittle****ingpony?!!!'

and

'whatthehellsortofvaluesareyouinstillinginthispoorlittlekid?!!'

Well that physically perfect, hugely rich mum will likely adore this new kids game that's just come on the market.

It's an internet game, "Miss Bimbo", which has little girls moulding their own "bimbo" doll with diet pills and plastic surgery!

The Miss Bimbo website is aimed 9 - 16-year-olds and they are supposed to compete to create "the hottest, coolest, most famous bimbo ever".

(I doubt any 16-year-old will be playing this game. At 16, a girl in this head space will be out there LIVING it!..I think this site will appeal to little kids and adolescents.)

Anyway, players start out with their blonde bimbo cartoon character in underwear and then  earn "bimbo dollars" by  finding "a sugar daddy" or competing in beauty competitions to earn money for food, clothes and clubbing. Players are urged to "stop at nothing to become the reigning bimbo" and reminded that their doll needs to keep to an ideal "waif thin" weight of 57kg - even if that means spending bimbo dollars on diet pills.

Other "missions" for players include  virtual plastic surgery for breast enlargement and there's even a virtual psychologist so the bimbos can  "send your problems to take-a-hikesville".

The website  already has more than 210,000 registered users with  the creators insist the game is "harmless fun" and not a bad influence on young girls because it merely reflects real life.

Thorts:

a) Whose "real life" does this reflect? Certain tragic celebs and a few promo girls?

b) How low is it for adults to make money out of kids like this?

c) Exactly what values do we want to teach little girls? Do we really want to say that getting a sugar daddy is the goal????????

d) How did feminism go SO wrong?

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littlevoice   #1   01:10 pm Mar 30 2008

Are you sure you heard that woman properly? I recently told an acquaintance at a party that our three year old had started ballet dancing lessons, and after a few minutes of confused conversation, discovered that he thought I'd said "belly dancing"...

Mel   #2   01:21 pm Mar 30 2008

It's not often that I'm left speechless, but... wow. Parents, please watch your kids' internet usage! I'm not one for 'censorship' but this kind of rubbish is just harmful and wrong.

hhmmm   #3   02:31 pm Mar 30 2008

wow, feminism from a gossip/fashion columnist? isn't that somehow a contradiction in itself?

Not that I don't agree with every word - just surprised after all it is people in your industry that encourage girls to think appearance is everything

Max   #4   02:38 pm Mar 30 2008

Was it naked females or the Playboy bunny logo? The bunny logo has been marketed for some time now without reference to naked women and I was told that young girls just think it is a cute bunny. Of course over half the magazine has nothing to do with nudity, the photos could be the interview portraits for all we know.

d) how did feminism go wrong? Feminism was meant to offer women equality, and subsequently a choice. Go out and work any job or task a man can do for the same money, or stay at home and raise children (and throw in a bit of sexual liberation). Neither option being better or worse. But some idiots got it into their heads that they had to work AND raise a family and the view of feminism was perverted from 'women can do anything' into 'women must do everything'.

So if you're a girl looking at the previous female generation whose career suffered because of family, and family suffered because of career and the poor old women just look exhausted... is the recoil any surprise as they search for an easier option?

Katherine   #5   02:59 pm Mar 30 2008

Miss Bimbo, virtual fashion game!Dear Players,

Due to unforseen worldwide interest in Miss Bimbo we have had difficulty in maintaining our game in the manner players have become accustomed. We are sorry for this inconvenience and can assure you that our game will be up and running as soon as possible.

As a result of this rather surprising media attention we have decided to remove the option of purchasing diet pills from the game. We apologise to any players whom this may inconvenience but we feel in light of this weeks proceedings it is the correct action to take.

We would also like to sincerely apologise to our players for the media comparison of Miss Bimbo and Paris Hilton. We feel that this does a dis-service to the players whom send their bimbos to university, tea parties or chess tournaments.

At this time we would also like to remind players that the Miss Bimbo team assume no responsibility or liability for any fashion faux pas, hair style disasters or boob jobs incurred in real life as as a result of playing the Miss Bimbo game.

- this is from the website

Clairebear   #6   07:49 pm Mar 30 2008

21 pregnant and bored, am totelly going to make a bimbo!! Haven't been on it yet but I am intrigued. Will have to say with a little girl on the way that it is freaking disgusting and will be happy when she becomes and emo/goth so I know she disdains all that is Hilton or Cyrus or whatever the hell will come up next!

SueKerr   #7   09:00 pm Mar 30 2008

OK, I thought this was the most depressing thing I'd heard in a long time, but I was very slightly uplifted by the following announcments on the Miss Bimbo webpage:

[ Due to unforseen worldwide interest in Miss Bimbo we have had difficulty in maintaining our game in the manner players have become accustomed. We are sorry for this inconvenience and can assure you that our game will be up and running as soon as possible.

As a result of this rather surprising media attention we have decided to remove the option of purchasing diet pills from the game. We apologise to any players whom this may inconvenience but we feel in light of this weeks proceedings it is the correct action to take.

We would also like to sincerely apologise to our players for the media comparison of Miss Bimbo and Paris Hilton. We feel that this does a dis-service to the players whom send their bimbos to university, tea parties or chess tournaments.

At this time we would also like to remind players that the Miss Bimbo team assume no responsibility or liability for any fashion faux pas, hair style disasters or boob jobs incurred in real life as as a result of playing the Miss Bimbo game.]

Or maybe this just makes it all worse. I am so glad I don't have children. I wish I could protect them all.

S

Sheepy   #8   08:36 am Mar 31 2008

Typical really. I blame the government. :)

Off topic, do her boobs look real? Curious is all :).

TheTrickster   #9   09:53 am Mar 31 2008

I absolutely agree that its disgusting. Problem is the same kind of attitude but to a far lesser degree has been infiltrating society for years.

What ever happened to the simple ideal that we just need a roof over our head, enough food to be able to live and someone to cuddle up to at night?

Martyn   #10   12:14 am Apr 01 2008

The website already has more than 210,000 registered users with the creators insist the game is “harmless fun” and not a bad influence on young girls because it merely reflects real life.

Thats so mental.

Probably doesn't merely reflect real life for young girls in Darfur or Afghanistan or the like.


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