- Image from Adelaide Now
- Daisy doll from Positive Images
Adelaide Now is running a story on the return of Golliwogs. A store in Adelaide is selling them, saying that banning them in the first place was an act of political correctness gone too far. The first photo is of a customer’s child surrounded by the dolls.
I tracked down an image of an African American doll being sold by Positiveidentity.com. This one retails for about £25 and there is similar one available for about £18. Pretty much what you would expect to pay for an equivalent quality doll in Australia.
I think there is a marked difference myself. A commenter on the Adelaide Now website also highlights the fact that the word golliwog itself is racially loaded and problematic.
But would a golliwog by any other name be acceptable?