Ban the Burqa - Boycott Mattel and Save the Children
UPDATE: SEE THIS TERRIFFIC UPPITY WOMAN COLUMN ON THE SUBJECT
What will they think of next? A be-headed doll?
That's right. I am talking about the new Burqa Barbie doll which is now on display in Florence, Italy, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Barbie doll. As my colleague over at weaselzippers wonders: Will clean-cut Ken now come (pun intended, 'tis mine) with four burqa'ed Barbie doll wives?
Ah, I am such a Grinch. After all, the Burqa Barbie is being auctioned off for the Save the Children charity.
Save the Children? Surely, you must be jesting. I would like to save the children from this as well as from every other Barbie doll. (Yes, I know Barbie has diversified and now comes in every color and profession). But naked, even Doctor Barbie is still a pagan goddess or fertility figure but one with absolutely no relationship to female biology or reality.
Barbies are always anatomically impossible: their feet are pre-shaped for high heels, their breasts are high, firm, and perky—like Playboy dolls or surgically enhanced Hollywood stars. Bikini Barbie.
please read it here and boycott Mattel toys over the winter toy buying season .
Make bumper stickers and pins saying "Ban the Burqa - Boycott Mattel and Save the Children". Left women won't do it - progressive women won't do it -- they are too busy trashing Palin and telling us western soldiers do not help middle east women in their struggle for liberation.
It is up to normal women who can see what is in front of them to do it. Spread the word.
The Chesler comment section is hilarious -- here is my favorite comment.
Thank you, Phyllis. These were also my thoughts today when I did this rather gruesome parody of the Burqa Barbie on the People’s Cube:
One of the world’s most famous children’s toys, Barbie, has been given a makeover – wearing a burqa that fully covers an anatomically correct body of a young genitally mutilated Muslim woman with an amputated clitoris and the labia majora stitched together with thorns and ligament of a hyena.
Wearing the traditional Islamic dress, the circumcised doll is part of a “Save The Children” charity auction.
The company director of Laird Assessors from The Wirral, Cheshire, said: “Bring it on, Genitally Mutilated Burqa 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.”
“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. I have a Crack Whore Barbie, Crack Baby Barbie, Transvestite Barby, Leprosy Barbie in a Wheelchair, an ACORN Barbie, and Pimp Ken that comes with the bunch. I even have an Islamic Martyr “Death to Infidels” Barbie with an exquisite suicide bomb belt laced with cute little bolts and ball bearings, from the Italian designer Eliana Lorena, which has only been out for, like, six weeks.”
Shannon, from Save the Children, said “We are delighted Sotheby’s and the designer chose to auction the Genitally Mutilated Burqa Barbie dolls for our charity.”
The money will go towards the Rewrite the Future campaign which helps millions of children around the world effected by rational Western values and suffering from their parents’ outmoded moral standards.
Nov 22, 2009 - 1:15 am 2. David W. Lincoln:
I’m really not surprised. This will be followed by the “Jihadist Ken” doll, in which Ken will have a beard, turbin, and a small AK-47 machine gun. He will be stylishly dressed in a white robe and sandals. Accessories that can be purchased for “Jihadist Ken” will be the ever-popular explosive suicide vest (batteries NOT included), miniature roadside IED bomb (batteries ARE included), and a styrofoam cave for him to hide in (with Burqa Barbie, naturally).
And for those “creative play” or “teachable” moments we all strive for in our children’s upbringing, “Jihadist Ken” will also be given a whip to beat Burqa Barbie when she gets out of line, play acid to throw in her face if she wants an education, and, of course, small stones for the traditional stoning of Burqa Barbie in case she even looks at another doll. All instructions will be supplied in Arabic, naturallly. Will be in a store near you for Ramadan. Hurry while supplies last. Void where prohibited by law or Geneva Convention.
Nov 22, 2009 - 4:43 am 5. carla:
Does this one come with an optional explosives belt or is that only being offered on the Ken doll? If Ken detonates, does he get 72 Virgin dolls? If the child removes the burqua, who gets stoned, the child or the doll? Is there an Allah doll in the future, or is that considered too risky? Considering the reaction to the Danish cartoons, It would have been a delight had the Monty Python troupe elected to focus on Allah in their classic ‘Life of Brian’, rather than the usual lampooning of Christianity.
BTW, from REAL
(Sudan) Lubna Hussein slips out of Sudan to fight against trouser ban-- "A journalist who became a global celebrity when she was prosecuted for wearing trousers has defied a ban on leaving Sudan to rally support in Europe for the emancipation of Muslim women."http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/africa/article6927088.ece