Saturday, September 06, 2003

It must be some form of discrimination
Librarians Protest New Action Figure:
A new action figure of a frumpy-looking librarian who moves her index finger to her lips with "amazing push-button shushing action!" is prompting librarians around the world to raise their voices in protest.

"The shushing thing just put me right over the edge," said Diane DuBois, library director of Caribou Public Library in Caribou, Maine. "We're so not like that anymore. It's so stereotypical I could scream."
Hmm, things seemed to have changed in libraries since I was a tyke. Including librarians that now talk like Valley Girls.
The 5-inch Librarian Action Figure, which shows a bespectacled woman in a cardigan, long plain skirt and sensible shoes, goes on sale in October for $8.95.
Why do I think they will sell one for every librarian in the country?