If you were wondering why dolls aren't being allowed the civil right to choose their own gender, then you can stop wondering, because we now have transgender dolls.
Tonner Doll Company is marketing a transgender doll patterned after the LGBT activist Jazz Jennings.
Like any other girl, 16-year-old Jazz Jennings always loved dolls and dresses. But Jazz wasn’t a normal girl – she was born a boy. She is one of the youngest people to be documented as transgender, and it has garnered her a following. The latest installment of this appreciative fandom is a doll version of the teen.
The Tonner Doll Company, which specializes in adult collectibles and high fashion dolls, is releasing a Jazz Jennings doll that was designed and sculpted by the founder of the company, Robert Tonner.
The doll will come with a pink shirt and jean shorts, mirroring the outfit that Jazz wears on the cover of her memoir, Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen. It debuted at the New York Toy Fair over the weekend.
Jennings was cast into the transgender spotlight after being interviewed by ABC about her fifth birthday party where she wore a once-piece bathing suit. She has since appeared on several TV shows, including those hosted by Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric and Barbara Walters.
And now she's a doll.
The transgender movement has suffered a heavy setback after the Trump administration rescinded guidelines set in place by the previous Obama administration for schools to accommodate transgender students in public schools.
Previous to that they celebrated a string of victories, including the Boy Scouts of America allowing gender to be by choice for new members, the NFL challenging Texas on their transgender bathroom rules, and the U.S. military offering transgender "safe space" training for millennials.