Please Don’t Put a Wig on Your Baby

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image source: babytoupee.com

I know some people find “baby wigs” funny and harmless, but I find them utterly disturbing.  In my view, putting a wig on a baby either (a) sexualizes the child; or (b) functions as a type of minstrelsy (coincidence that three out of four wigs shown above are meant to mimic hairstyles of black performers?), or both.  Yuck.  Children are not dolls or playthings.

-Bridget Crawford

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