Oh My … It’s Burkha Barbie! No, This is Not from The Onion, It is Real … Barbie gets a Burkha Makeover
Hey Barbie … You’ve Come a Long Way Baby, or Not!
Define irony … a charity action to save the children by promoting a doll that displays the subjugation that female children should be saved from.
“I think this is really important for girls, wherever they are from they should have the opportunity to play with a Barbie that they feel represents them.”
What a message this sends little girls
Burkha Barbie, exactly what kind of a message does this send to young girls? What next, barefoot and pregnant Barbie, with a ball & chain attached to the kitchen stove? Playing with a Burkha Barbie that represents submissive behavior? NICE! How exactly does this represent them, remind them that they live in a male dominated society under subjugation? This is what Barbie gets as a 50th Anniversary make over? Some how I hardly thing that is what Stacy London from ‘What Not to Wear’ would have suggested for Barbie.
One of the world’s most famous children’s toys, Barbie, has been given a makeover – wearing a burkha.
Wearing the traditional Islamic dress, the iconic doll is going undercover for a charity auction in connection with Sotheby’s for Save The Children.
More than 500 Barbies went on show yesterday at the Salone dei Cinquecento, in Florence, Italy.
What on earth are these people thinking and once again we see the dangers of a PC world and not calling a spade a spade. FOLKS, Think of the sick irony involved with this! A Save the Children charity auction with a Burkha Barbie, WTF! As Jammie Wearing Fool states, apparently these pin heads have not given a thought to saving young girls from the subjugation of wearing a hefty bag over their head and body. EXACTLY!!! What’s the matter, “child bride” Barbie did not make the cut?
Great message guys, Good Grief!
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Makers Mattel are backing the exhibition which is the work of Italian designer Eliana Lorena.
The auction is part of Barbie celebrations for her 50th anniversary this year. The UK’s biggest Barbie fan Angela Ellis, 35, has a collection of more than 250 dolls.
The company director of Laird Assessors from The Wirral, Cheshire, said: ‘Bring it on Burkha Barbie, I think this is a great idea.
‘I think this is really important for girls, wherever they are from they should have the opportunity to play with a Barbie that they feel represents them.
Weasel Zippers adds the obligatory question … Do they come in sets of four with one Ken doll for the husband?