Miss Bimbo is one of the hottest games on the Web for British tween and teen girls:
Girls are encouraged to compete against each other to become the "hottest, coolest, most famous bimbo in the whole world."
When a girl signs up, they are given a naked virtual character to look after and pitted against other girls to earn "bimbo" dollars so they can dress her in sexy outfits and take her clubbing.
They are told "stop at nothing," even "meds or plastic surgery," to ensure their dolls win.
Users are given missions, including securing plastic surgery at the game's clinic to give their dolls bigger breasts, and they have to keep her at her target weight with diet pills, which cost 100 bimbo dollars. Read more...
What the heck happened to Monopoly...Uno...Taboo? Anyone?
I blame (in part) the export of vapid Hollywood culture--a culture where half of the people on the cover of celebrity glossies these days are famous for naught but being young, tanned, plasticized and spotlight-seeking, a culture where being a walking stereotype is okay if it brings stacks of money, dubious fame and popping flashbulbs.
Here's something all feminists should be able to come together about: the danger of a culture that encourages young girls to forgo independence and personal achievement, and instead to chase after male-enforced, unrealistic standards of beauty, while trading their femininity and sex for goodies.