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Mattel's Barbie dons a burka for Sotheby's Save the Children auction
NY Daily News ^ | 11/24/2009 | Staff

Posted on 11/24/2009 5:55:52 PM PST by Red in Blue PA

The best-selling doll has worn all sorts of outfits — from bathing suits to business suits.

Now Barbie is wearing a burkha.

The iconic plaything sports traditional Islamic dress for a Sotheby’s auction benefiting Save the Children.

Burkha Barbie is among more than 500 of the dolls exhibited by Italian designer Eliana Lorena at the Salone dei Cinquecento, in Florence, Italy, according to the Daily Mail.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barbie

1 posted on 11/24/2009 5:55:53 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Who thinks burkas are cool or in any way good for women?


2 posted on 11/24/2009 5:56:35 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

3 posted on 11/24/2009 5:58:25 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

4 posted on 11/24/2009 5:59:15 PM PST by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: SunkenCiv

roflololololol


5 posted on 11/24/2009 6:00:08 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: 50mm

ROFL!


6 posted on 11/24/2009 6:00:13 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

“Who thinks burkas are cool or in any way good for women?”

Naomi Wolfe


7 posted on 11/24/2009 6:01:00 PM PST by Grunthor (There is no such thing as unconditional love.)
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To: 50mm

Comes complete with a bucket of pea gravel so you can have
you’re own Stoned Burqua Barbie. Just bury her up to her neck.


8 posted on 11/24/2009 6:01:35 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

oF COURSE THE WOMEN’S mOVEMENT PROTESTED !

uh, they didn’t?


9 posted on 11/24/2009 6:01:40 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok, joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: Red in Blue PA
How STUPID cam Mattel get?

Islam HATES the west.

They see America as EVIL.

So you really think they want a SHAPELY, MADE UP American doll hiding behind a burka? What planet are these marketers from?

10 posted on 11/24/2009 6:03:18 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: 50mm

Don’t give them any ideas!


11 posted on 11/24/2009 6:03:45 PM PST by azishot
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To: 50mm

That is GREAT!

Does she also have bomb belted kids in tow?


12 posted on 11/24/2009 6:04:17 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Wonder if they have one that is already decapitated?

Honor and all that, don'tchaknow

13 posted on 11/24/2009 6:04:23 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Oath keepers + The NRA = FReeRepublic (.com baby))
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To: Red in Blue PA

Thanks God my daughter is a grownup and has no intentions of making me a grandfather.


14 posted on 11/24/2009 6:04:46 PM PST by LiberConservative (0bama was elected to lead, not to bow.)
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To: 50mm
Will a Ken doll be coming where he has a remote control to blow up his wife and kids? Now that might be a hit with the Islamic males. I don't call them “men”. How about a few “husbands” molesting their male sons and marrying infant brides? Will these new editions be making their debut soon too?
15 posted on 11/24/2009 6:06:04 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: 50mm

Gives a whole other meaning to blow up doll...


16 posted on 11/24/2009 6:07:44 PM PST by MaryFromMichigan (Today is my 9 year anniversary at Free Republic!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This makes me not want to have dinner.


17 posted on 11/24/2009 6:19:37 PM PST by EggsAckley (There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply. W.C. Fields)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Ahhh, too late to celebrate bomadan, uh, I mean, Ramadan.


18 posted on 11/24/2009 6:22:18 PM PST by scoobysnak71
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To: Red in Blue PA

Getting our kids ready?


19 posted on 11/24/2009 6:25:41 PM PST by doc1019 (Obama, not so much.)
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To: EggsAckley

This makes me not want to have dinner.

Augh that made me sad - Go ahead Eat,Drink and Be Merry,
enjoy what you can of today, and remember tomorrow is
another day. We can take care of all this mess in the
world - that is now our purpose (We the People).

P.S. just remember if a little girl gets it, she can pull
that dammmm burka off.


20 posted on 11/24/2009 6:36:57 PM PST by savage woman
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To: Red in Blue PA
The iconic plaything sports traditional Islamic dress

Actually not. The burka was invented by the Saudis in the 1970s to replace the traditional headscarves that showed the face.

21 posted on 11/24/2009 6:42:13 PM PST by Hugin (Sarah Palin: accept no substitutes!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

there aren’t words to describe the visceral repulsion that “garment” inspires in me.


22 posted on 11/24/2009 6:43:22 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (the obama doctrine: "let's not rush to any conclusions...")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Barbie is wearing a burkha so she can go shopping at Best Buy.


23 posted on 11/24/2009 6:47:48 PM PST by ThE_RiPpEr.
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To: MaryFromMichigan
Gives a whole other meaning to blow up doll...<-i>

SSHHHHHHH!!!!

24 posted on 11/24/2009 7:51:22 PM PST by Musketeer
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To: Red in Blue PA

Mattel is making a statement that little girls are of no value.


25 posted on 11/24/2009 8:28:49 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Any clothing that comes with Barbie is only temporary when my daughter is involved. She makes new clothes using tape and fabric scraps or paper towels. At the end of the day though, most Barbies go to the toy box naked.

My concern is for the poor little girls who may inadvertently leave Barbie in a state of undress where male family members might see too much plastic. Perhaps Mattel should firmly glue the burka in place to reduce the potential for Barbie related honor killings.


26 posted on 11/25/2009 6:37:13 AM PST by Fetid Facts (Under Democrats, "The law is a ass--a idiot.")
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