February 08, 2016

Barbie gets a body-type makeover: Will Mattel hide that “diversity” under a burqa again?

David MenziesMission Specialist

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.


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commented 2016-02-09 16:58:59 -0500
Yeah we have this vicious nasty political split in our family because my daughter and granddaughter work in oil and pipeline sector in Alberta ,throw in fact some are part Cree , some are takers , some are makers.
commented 2016-02-09 15:15:21 -0500
Lloyd Nolan – I’m not sure if my sister-in-law did, but I know for certain that a couple of my younger sisters did. My younger sisters have had everything handed to them, while my older sister and I have not. I find that those that have been given everything haven’t got a clue about reality. When you don’t know where your next meal is coming from, those are the survival skills that they missed out on developing. I actually had to quit talking to my one sister’s for a couple of years. I got tired of her slamming Harper and conservative values. Only recently, when my daughter was married, did I start speaking to her again. I think that’s why my daughter invited her, so that I would be forced into talking to her. My daughter knows that I am as stubborn as they come!
commented 2016-02-09 14:34:06 -0500
DEBORAH I think your sister in law voted for Justin
commented 2016-02-09 00:57:24 -0500
Andrew Stephenson then please elaborate , if you can that is.
commented 2016-02-08 21:04:33 -0500
Or what about “Jihadi Joe?” They can add in a machete and the neck can be stuck on with velcro.
commented 2016-02-08 20:51:08 -0500
fuck that, i want a life size barbie sex doll. when are they going to make those?
commented 2016-02-08 20:02:48 -0500

From the postings: "Basically half the office is playing with @thecut’s Trudeau paper doll. I like the shorts" “This is why I love ”tweet-url hashtag" href=“https://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23digital” title=“#digital”>#digital: Say bonjour to the @justintrudeau Paper Doll. Brilliant."

Honestly, is it something in the water cooler? What? Cheap drugs? Mind control through music piped into the offices? There has to be a logical answer.
commented 2016-02-08 16:19:55 -0500
If children want their Barbie dressed in a garbage bag. I’m sure they can cut or rip a bag to wrap her in. ugh
commented 2016-02-08 16:02:08 -0500
I want a Trudeau doll I can stick with a pin. Maybe even several pins. I think Sean’s non-man doll would be European Ken wearing a skirt.
commented 2016-02-08 15:57:51 -0500
Don’t leave out the terrorist doll GI-had Joe which blows all the other dolls away when put in close proximity. Some assembly required. Explosives not included.
commented 2016-02-08 15:00:38 -0500
“It would a nice effect, if the Imam dolls were to shriek every time you stuck them with a pin”

Interesting comment. I’m sure there’s a psychology thesis in that statement, somewhere.
commented 2016-02-08 14:46:22 -0500
Sue Diotte – these Imam dolls could be mass produced for stress relief. It would a nice effect, if the Imam dolls were to shriek every time you stuck them with a pin. Just to make it more realistic, and therapeutic!
commented 2016-02-08 14:30:32 -0500
I want an Imam Ken so I can stab it with a pin! On that note, when out for a walk recently me and my teen boys found a naked barbie by a trash bin with its arm and leg missing. Oh the jokes we had among us on the way to the store were classic. lolol
commented 2016-02-08 14:09:03 -0500
Hyacinth – yes, like Mr. Potato Head!
commented 2016-02-08 13:53:40 -0500
Deborah Graupner commented
“Maybe they should just sell one Barbie with interchangeable parts. It makes more sense than making short, fat, tall, or dumpy Barbie’s.”

Like Mr. Potato Head?
commented 2016-02-08 13:45:02 -0500
Maybe they should just sell one Barbie with interchangeable parts. It makes more sense than making short, fat, tall, or dumpy Barbie’s.
commented 2016-02-08 13:37:31 -0500
Edward Jobin commented
“Hyacinth: The Alberta government wanted one to be made to help indoctrinate the kids called bi-curious George.”

Sounds like Wynne and Ontario.
commented 2016-02-08 13:27:31 -0500
Probably have a white privilege doll in the near future that is a fat and sassy big boss man.
commented 2016-02-08 13:24:28 -0500
Hyacinth: The Alberta government wanted one to be made to help indoctrinate the kids called bi-curious George.
commented 2016-02-08 12:51:54 -0500
I think Mattel stands to lose a lot of money on this venture. When you try to please everyone, you end up pleasing no one.
commented 2016-02-08 12:30:11 -0500
Burkqa Barbie is a victory for Islamist men, not a victory for little Muslim girls.

Regarding the different body types, I’m a little fat girl, am I going to choose the chubby Barbie? Nope.
Too bad adults can’t leave well enough alone.

Greg and Edward, are those examples of what Sean Penson calls a ‘non-man’?
commented 2016-02-08 12:27:19 -0500
Hyacinth commented – “Spoken like a true Ken Doll.”

That was a good one!
commented 2016-02-08 12:23:41 -0500
greig mckinnon commented 2 hours ago
For some reason Mattel left out, Ugly, hairy arm pit, perpetually angry, feminist, dyke, Barbie.

That sounds like a description of my sister-in-law!
commented 2016-02-08 12:15:13 -0500
Mattel could spinoff part of the company and call it Matusive (Mattle/Inclusive). Now all the SJW’s could get together and direct Mattel which items to promote and manufacture with their new company.
commented 2016-02-08 12:14:26 -0500
I was thinking the same thing Edward. The simplest and most cost efficient production of the doll would be to take the Ken Doll, which already is an effeminate neutered male doll, and slap a wig and dress on it :D

Sean Penson commented
“A non-man’s right to wear a burqa, niqab or hijab should be encouraged. Multiculturalism is a very great product that should all cherish”

Spoken like a true Ken Doll.
commented 2016-02-08 11:49:04 -0500
I’m still dreading the day when we get transgender Barbie. Formerly known as Ken the anatomically corrected.
commented 2016-02-08 11:19:04 -0500
While Mattel isn’t sponsoring Islamic headgear on its dolls, it only took about 10 seconds for the Islamist fanatics to jump in and Islamify the “curvy” Barbie doll, calling it the “Hijarbie”. If I were Mattel, I’d be suing their goat screwing backsides for trademark and copyright infringement. Here’s the Red Star trumpeting this latest Islamic attempt to corrupt our children’s minds into accepting their Sharia role as subservient sex slaves: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/02/02/curvy-barbie-spawns-hijarbie-and-curvy-ken-dolls.html
commented 2016-02-08 10:23:32 -0500
For some reason Mattel left out, Ugly, hairy arm pit, perpetually angry, feminist, dyke, Barbie.
commented 2016-02-08 10:16:28 -0500
Barbie is the same age that I am. We used to have hours of fun playing with our dolls, where we used our own imaginations, to bring our dolls to life. Things that little girls never talk about, seem to come out when playing with dolls. Dolls were for role playing, and dealing with topics that were difficult to comprehend. Though through play acting, we were able to sort life out, even as young girls. I no longer even think to buy Barbie’s for any young girls that I know. Multiculturalism is a failed idea, and I will not promote toys that manipulate young minds. I’m not playing the socialist game!
commented 2016-02-08 10:05:35 -0500
Gee I’ll take the one with a tight waist, blond hair and white skin thanks. We’ll see what the sales figures say about plump figures! Ya Sean you can now get a Barbie that looks like you!