A selection of images have gone viral online amid the discovery of a transgender children’s doll in Russian toy store Planeta Igrushek (Planet of Toys) in the city of Novosibirsk, Siberia.
The small blonde doll that on first appearances would be assumed to be female is wearing a red spotted dress and has bright blue eyes and pink lips – but on closer inspection, underneath her dress and white pants she has surprisingly what may pass as a penis.
The doll has long blonde hair and female facial features. It also had on a red and yellow polka dot dress, but beneath the dress is a penis.
The doll is the first of its kind spotted in Russia and thought to be among the first child transgender dolls in the world.
A transgender doll divided opinion in Argentina when it went on sale at Toys R Us in 2018, while in 2019 toy company Mattel announced a gender neutral Barbie doll.
The images attracted opinion on social media, with one writing: “Is it ok to produce toys like that for children?”
Another wrote: “I think it is really terrible what is going on in this child’s parent’s head. Have you considered that it could simply be a manufacturing defect? Or they accidentally put a female head on a male body?”
Another simply wrote: “I believe this is a liberal attempt to change the society.”
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