After more than 50 years of one predictable body type, Barbie is getting a makeover with Mattel announcing the introduction of tall Barbie, petite Barbie, even plump Barbie.
Let’s hope Mattel’s current experiment with a new look for its iconic doll goes better than the last time they attempted to embrace diversity.
Some may recall the presence of “BurqaBarbie” at their 50th anniversary celebration when Mattel and Save the Children co-sponsored an exhibit in Florence, Italy featuring some 500 Barbies decked out in traditional costumes from the world over.
Predictably, useful idiots on the left lauded the presence of such a doll - in the name of diversity and multiculturalism. How is it that they weren’t able to comprehend that the burqa is a symbol of female oppression – an identity-concealing cloak that dehumanizes women as opposed to empowering them.
Contrary to the idea that burqas are “traditional”, as Islamists like to suggest, the burqa is a fairly recent construct and surely the most misogynistic apparel ever devised.
While it’s good that Mattel is now allowing consumers to choose dolls with a myriad of body types, let’s also hope that this American-based toymaker will never again sponsor an event in which its iconic doll is cocooned within a hateful fabric coffin.
JOIN TheRebel.media for more fearless news and commentary you won’t find anywhere else.
VISIT our NEW group blog The Megaphone!
It’s your one-stop shop for rebellious commentary from independent and fearless readers and writers.
The RCMP is bringing out a new women's uniform -- with a Muslim hijab!
If you agree that this is unCanadian and anti-woman,
SIGN THE PETITION at ShariaPolice.ca