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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 ...


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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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