Want to see some spin worthy of an Academy Award?
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.
In a Burkha? AYFKM? The ERA has languished in the congress for decades, women still make less money than men, are still the biggest victim class along with children for predators of all types, and Angela Ellis (AGE 35), spoke the above quote. I suppose this would be the difference between Brits and Americans, and/or, women with a brain in their heads.
It’s Barbie in a burkha: World-famous doll gets a makeover to go under the hammer for 50th anniversary
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.
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.
Here is the spin quote:
‘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.
I am sending this over to Uppity because I cannot wait to read what she has to say about this.
Update: This is the Fatwah that Uppity is talking about in comments.
Reid cut a women’s health care amendment from his health care bill.
Here is the amendment that seedy bastard Harry Reid has cut from the Senate bill. From the post at Murphy’s:
Reid has apparently cut Senator Barbara Mikulski’s Amendment #201 OUT of the health bill. It would make basic women’s health care (like prenatal care, cancer screenings, etc.) part of all basic insurance plans:
“Amendment #201: Improving Coverage of Women’s Preventative Health Care
The amendment would require health plans to cover—with no or limited cost sharing requirements—women’s preventive care and screenings (including for pregnant women and individuals of child bearing age) provided for in guidelines supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration. This is an essential protection for women’s access to preventative health care not currently covered in the prevention section of the Affordable Health Choices Act.”
That’s right, Women. No basic health services for YOU!
Well doesn’t this just fit in so well with the Democratic Party’s Fatwah on women? Reid just pretty much cut out everything that is women’s health care in his seedy senate bill. What’s left but to cover us from head to toe?
I wonder what the girlz at Ms Magazine think about this or have they noticed. Nah, they are doing their nails. Maybe a cover on Burqa Barbie as an example of what a feminist looks like?
If you don’t mind I will cross post this?
Every freaking day it’s something worse. Now their prompting subjugation of women. Put Mattel on the boycott list.
If there was a comfortable cave I could go and live in, I would.
Sure sounds like the groundwork for Shariah Law. You would think that none of these representatives had mothers, wives or daughters.
Keep it up boys you are about to see a grass roots movement over to Sarah and you know when Mama isn’t happy nobody is happy.
This is absolutely outrageous! I would not allow my granddaughters to own one of these. Where are people’s heads? Canada Free Press has a great article today on political correctness. In fact all of their articles today are exceptional.
Bye the way DT, one of the authors there mentioned you. It was regarding your post yesterday on the Cocoa Cola thuggery.
Hey Nancy – Make sure everybody knows this is MATTEL! The more people that know about BBarbie, the better. I wish I had a video of my spousal unit when I told him this morning. He gave me the woobly eyebrow (you know what that is) and his exact words were “somehow I want to believe that you are joking, but you aren’t are you? Oh F***, heads are gonna roll! AYFKM?”
Glad to hear that the info is getting out to other sites. I just see and write down the middle.
There will be no Mattel toys for any of the children on my list this Christmas. Make sure we spread the word immediately as the shopping season has already started.
Boycot, boycot, boycot!!!! Let’s bankrupt Mattel.
First the commies succeed in taking over Amerika without firing a shot, then the Ilsamo Jihad freaks follow suit! This country is done….stick a fork in it! We have been lazy in the defense of our rights and freedoms, and in the name of Political correctness, have silenced the majority, given full coverage to the infinitesimal minority, and enslaved us all. This is just one more final nail in our collective coffin!
Does Ken come with a sword for beheading Burkha Barbie when she steps out of line?
Non-issue and I can’t see why it’s posted in LM.
The Halacha requires Jewish women to cover their hair (e.g. the snood) and both men and women to cover their bodies. Do all Jews follow the Halacha to the letter and practice this? No. Likwise, do all Muslim women follow the Quran and wear the burka? No, again.
Do you criticize Jews either way? No, lately I don’t see too much of that going on.
Do you lump all Muslims into the same pot and call them Jihadis, without ever qualifying your rhetoric? Yes, you appear to believe they’re all out to get you for some reason. (Just like Cassius Clay and Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor were and are HUGE fanatical Islamic Jihadist terrorists, right? Riiiight.)
You want to ban Mattel because they want to market and sell dolls to little Muslim girls whose otherwise orthodox parents won’t buy them the other types of Barbie Dolls because it’s not in tune with their conservative value set? Man, that’s classic. Kind of like stealing candy from a baby, isn’t it? Might as well ban McDonald’s for advertising and selling Halal burgers in Dubai, too, while you’re at it! Oh, and don’t forget to cross Toys r Us off your little list, too. Where do you think they sell those things?
Wake up, people. You’re allowing yourselves to be distracted from the real threats.
I have an idea that will go further. How about a “Burka Barbie” carrying an AK-47 with a bomb satchel strapped around her waist under her burka! We could call it “Suicide Barbie”. Did you know that Mattel also makes the plastic stocks for the M-16 rifles?They just want to kill off christianity in America for good!
Gunthar, you do not understand why this is posted here? I am shocked my friend, absolutely shocked. What religion in the world other than islam does the following? (H/T Puma Pac for a letter to Mattel listing islam’s treatment of women – who are actually people too.)
Gunthar, you seem to be jumping right over the fact that Islam is the religion of control through violence. Are you okay with that?
Women as property MUST STOP! How are you going to feel when Shariah Law becomes law here in the US and your mother, wife, daughter, sister are required to walk around in cloth coffins?
Diamond, I am an American. I am a Muslim. In that order if you catch the drift. My wife wears whatever she wants to wear and goes wherever she wants to go at any time she chooses. For most of my local, (I’m in the ME) Muslim friends, the clothes a woman wears is hardly an issue.
I understand why it’s posted here. What no one else seems to understand is what Islam is really about.
Islam is no more the religion of control through violence than the Catholic Church is (or was in the 12th century under Gregory IX??). It all depends on who’s practicing it, what their culture teaches them, and what the dillweed-in-charge is directing his ministers to enforce (or vice versa). When was the last time you heard of anyone getting stoned or flogged in Morrocco, Egypt, or the UAE?
Corrupt political parties need to control through violence. It’s the only way they can stay in power. You know that. They’re using the religion as a weapon against their generally uneducated masses to keep them subdued and distracted from reality. Have you seen reality in Pakistan or Afghanistan in the last two decades? I don’t recommend the trip. It’s not pleasant, but some groups of people in those countries are very, VERY wealthy.
In some of the North Africa and GCC countries, burkas or abayas are optional even though shariah law is in effect. In KSA, Afhganistan, Pakistan, Iran, abayas, or a variation thereof, are mandatory. But who cares? Why do you care what the women are mandated to wear in foreign countries, anyway? Because CNN and Fox News tells you it’s time to care? No one cared before we entered the ME again in ’01 and then only after we were attacked on our own turf.
It’s up to the people in those countries to change how they dress and act, and it shouldn’t be any of your business. It may be another 2 to 3 generations before any degree of evolution begins to kick in, if at all. Give it time.
As far as honor killings go, that’s not really an Islamic thing. It’s more a regional/culture thing. Hindu families in India are just as prone to matricide, and even more countless acts of infanticide than you’d ever care to imagine. Been there. Seen that. It’s ugly and I don’t see Anderson Cooper covering it.
Finally, Deuteronomy 22:21, 22, 23. Is it law, guidance, or just a bunch of Judea drivel? You tell me? All religions evolve, thankfully. Are you okay with that?
PS: If shariah law ever replaces the US Constitution, then we’d all deserve it for just sitting back and letting it happen without putting up a real fight where it counts. Protect America by fighting passionately for its fundamental values. Both parties lost touch with those values years ago. Both parties need to be out of the way and out of office.
Gunthar – thank you for your thoughtful comment. I fully agree that religions throughout history had their insane moments – look at the Spanish Inquisition – which was driven by politics and money (like they usually are – and against women more than men because of their wealth and independent status at the time – look it up), and yes, I understand Islam better than you may think – BUT, as a woman, I know how shaming it is to be told what to do, what to wear, where one may go…etc. This doll to help train little girls to be mindless drones goes against everything Americans believe in and is just a symptom of the war that fundamental islam has against everyone who will not convert. For women to let their sisters be shamed and owned on the other side of the world is disgraceful. This goes beyond borders and nationality. Is Ruth Handler rolling in her grave and screaming that her doll is being used to continue the degradation of muslim women? Right is right and wrong is wrong.
Can you understand that position, and why aren’t you, as a muslim, trying to pull your religion into the 21st century? (Not trying to be confrontational – just a question).
Thanks, D. But before you waste too much time and effort feeling compassionate about the women over here you first need to travel the area to find out how they really feel.
Some discard the abaya as nonsense and irrelevant in this day and age. For others it is as much a custom to wear it as the sari is for Indians or the schtreimel and bekishe are on Hasidic Jewish men. Some are forced to wear it by their parents or villages. Still for others yet – it’s a fashion statement, adorned with sequence, embroidery, black lace, etc. (it also hugs every curve of the body revealing a surprising amount of detail above and below). It’s worn for too many different reasons to wax generalizations about it.
As for my efforts to try to pull Islam into the 21st century. Religion is a personal thing. It’s between God and myself. If someone tried to tell me, against my will, what to believe then I’d use whatever force necessary to stop them; so I don’t believe it’s up to me to tell people that their spirituality is all out of whack unless it gets in my way personally. I just try to live a good life, work hard, do no harm, and lead by example. Someone’s bound to be watching.
One last thing and then I’m going to let this one rest. I don’t hear and see too much compassion for the women in China who mistakenly have more than one child. One would think state-institutionalized child abduction followed by a mandatory ovariectomy are far more insidious crimes than forcing people to wear clothes of any sort. Save this one for another post when China’s on the verge of dumping all their accumulated U.S. FER, however.