Inspired by the several "girly boy" and "beauty white" threads that always like to pop up! The question is... do dolls reflect our perception of reality? If so, how much should that really matter? Edit: [This thread isn't meant to spearhead more "Effeminacy is inaccurate." or "BW is racist." or "Mass amounts of rape in your photostories is screwed up." I think those threads constantly pop up because some people feel as if those elements are a reflection of a doll owner's desire or perception of reality. That's the purpose of this thread, to discuss if that's true or not (as we're seeing it is for some people, it isn't for others) and whether or not it matters.] End Edit. I think people react strongly to these topics (BW and Girly Boys) because we assume our dolls reflect our perception of the real world. For me, I tend to not see these things as an "issue" unless someone glorifies beauty white skin or the girly boy type. By glorify I mean they think it's an ideal achievement to have these characteristics, so much so that they desire it for themselves or in a partner (and thus live it vicariously through their dolls). Sometimes it does a disservice to people (IMO!! JUST IMO!! I'm not a professional XD) such as in the case of the effeminate promiscuous gay doll. Effeminacy and promiscuity should never be EQUATED with gay men. They do exist, but it doesn't equate. In other cases I think it's an unfortunate result of society, like when women are constantly surrounded by images of thin busty bodies. I have no right to enforce 'change' upon people to fit my own perspective, but I do have a right to throw in my two cents. On the other other hand I have to admit another person's personal view has no bearing on my own life, so sometimes I feel bad for scrutinizing a fun hobby, ie. these lovely dollies. Anyway, opinions?