Saturday, November 21, 2009

'Bring It On Burkha Barbie, I Think This Is a Great Idea'

The twisted irony here is these "Burkha Barbies" are part of a "Save the Children" charity auction. These pinheads apparently aven't given a thought to saving young girls from the subjugation of wearing a hefty bag over their head and body.

Yes, a really "great idea" to let young girls know they have no future other than to be kept shrouded from view and forced to live as virtual slaves.
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.

'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.
Update: We should have seen this coming. From our friends at The Nose on Your Face, it's Metro Malibu Mohammed.

Heads quickly detachable, of course.

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