American Girl Dolls Embrace Differences and Disabilities | Synopsis

American Girl Dolls Embrace Differences and Disabilities

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Excerpt:

I have to admit, I find American Girl Dolls slightly unnerving. They are so eerily realistic, and I understand it’s a cliché, but examinations actually do follow you everywhere. My little girl has one, and we put it in the storage room every night due to the fact that mommy is a little crazy. In spite of these misgivings, it’s tough not to cheer for a doll business that goes out of its way to represent girls from all walks of life and every situation. The brand-new Special Sparkle section in its vacation catalog includes a mini service dog in harness, a hearing aid and an allergy-free lunch kit. “We have a long history of speaking to diversity and making girls feel good about themselves, and this is just another way we are expanding on the idea,” stated American Girl Doll spokeswoman Julie Parks.

People:

Dr. Ari Brown

Overall Sentiment: 0.0954165

Relevance: 0.585555

Becky

Overall Sentiment: 0.549935

Relevance: 0.48106

Julie Parks

Overall Sentiment: 0.0149117

Relevance: 0.357796

Sentiment Quote
0.177734 “We have a long history of speaking to diversity and making girls feel good about themselves, and this is just another way we are expanding on the idea,” said American Girl Doll spokeswoman  Julie Parks.
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.177734
  • Mean: 0.177734
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

McKenna

Overall Sentiment: -0.18276

Relevance: 0.356395

Sentiment Quote
0.179559 “Doll of the Year” McKenna is a talented gymnast who struggles …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.179559
  • Mean: 0.179559
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Jesse

Overall Sentiment: 0.179841

Relevance: 0.349744

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  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s average comment sentiment.
  • The Standard Deviation, when there are enough quotes, will indicate an individual’s consistency of sentiment (i.e. a Standard Deviation of 0 would mean they were very consistent in their sentiment and 1 would mean they were very inconsistent).

Note that quote stats are likely to be meaningless beyond the aggregate score due to the tiny sample size. However, they are always provided just in case you find something useful there.

Additional Info:

City: Austin

Overall Sentiment: 0.338197

Relevance: 0.328278

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StateOrCounty: Texas

Overall Sentiment: 0.403568

Relevance: 0.323054

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HealthCondition: cancer

Overall Sentiment: -0.448907

Relevance: 0.36504

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Company: American Girl

Overall Sentiment: 0.387424

Relevance: 0.90455

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Webpage Provided Keywords:

  • american girl
  • american girl doll
  • barbie
  • disabilities
  • dolls
  • mckenna

Webpage Provided Desc:

I must admit, I find American Girl Dolls slightly unnerving. They are so eerily lifelike, and I know it’s a cliché, but the eyes really do follow you everywhere. My daughter has one, and we put it in the closet every night because mommy is a little…

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American Girl Dolls Embrace Differences and Disabilities

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~ by vandal3di3go on February 14, 2013.

 
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