November 22, 2009
Burka Barbie: not coming to a store near you soon.
There's been a bit of a fuss made over Burka Barbie: which is as it should be of course for this is an artistic adventure, not the next design for a toy. Burka Barbie is in fact one of 500 Barbie dolls that have been dressed up in a series of those all encompassing outfits popular amongst conservatively minded men in the Middle East and beyond. The burka, hijab, jilbab and so on.
You know, the sort of thing that every father thinks his 15 year old daughter should wear and every liberal and free society shuns and disdains?
The point of Burka Barbie is of course to show how women are oppressed in those places where not wearing such costumes leads to one being killed. And of course they are.
Tim Blair has made the best crack about Burka Barbie so far: she can only leave her box if accompanied by Mullah Ken.
The Burka Barbies are to be sold in aid of Save the Children.
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