My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Burka Barbie...

Finally, the perfect Christmas gift, no???
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.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great way to celebrate the High Renaissance (Cinquecento)!

5:27 PM  
Blogger kursk said...

'Bhurka Barbie' is a total renouncement of everything the original Barbie was meant to stand for...modernity, independence and a will to go and to do and to say whatever it was that was top of mind in the young girl's mind.

All of this is swept away in the crushing oppression of the black baggy of ignorance and servitude.

7:33 PM  

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