Monday, November 23, 2009

Burka Barbie???

Under the heading, “Just when you think you’ve seen it all,” we now have Burka Barbie, part of more than 500 dolls that went on display in Florence, Italy, as part of Barbie's celebration of her 50th anniversary this year. Mattel is reportedly backing the exhibit, partly the work of Italian designer Eliana Lorena.

"I know Barbie was something seen as bad before as an image for girls, but in actual fact the message with Barbie for women is you can be whatever you want to be," Lorena was reported to say.

Ok, maybe I’m missing something here, but what exactly does ‘Burka Barbie’ inspire little Muslim girls to be? Could it be she inspires them to be subjugated by men? Or maybe it’s to allow themselves to submit to FGM (Female Genital Mutilation).  Maybe she stands for them aspiring to not being educated, or not being able to drive, or being beaten (or worse) by a male relative if they were to become a rape victim or if they don’t live up to Sharia law.

Will Burka Barbie be allowed out of the toy box without a chaperone if Ken is in the room? Or, what happens if (God forbid) Burka Barbie decides she likes Ken, who happens to be a Christian, and decides to marry him? Does Burka Barbie come with a sword so you can cut her head off?

Why would I not be surprised to find out the pinheads at Mattel who support this nonsense are probably Left Leaning Liberal Loons?

On the lighter side of Dolls, here's the latest from Angie Comics:


  1. I wonder if they will have one of these Burka Barbies with a bomb hidden under their clothing? Oh, wait, that's the Palestinian Burka Barbie. This is just the plain old normal Burka Barbie. My bad.

  2. Just think of the fun you can have accessorizing your Burka Barbie! Hmmmn, maybe we shouldn't give Mattel any ideas...



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