Burka Barbie

The National Post‘s Barbara Kay has reviewed the Burka Barbie and asks why the world’s most famous fashion doll is wearing a burka, a “symbol of oppression”. From the provocative article:

“In the eyes of the majority who do consider both dolls and guns natural objects of play, however, there should be no moral distinction between Burka Barbie and a putative G.I. Joe figure in a suicide vest for essentially they both represent a medieval Islamist worldview that flies in the face of the West’s most cherished values: equality of men and women and respect for human life, including one’s own”.

Read the column here.

2 Replies to “Burka Barbie”

  1. Mark Steyn (Maclean’s) also comments on the Burka Barbie in the Dec 14th edition: “The burqa, the niqab and the hijab are not fashion statements but explicitly political ones, and what they symbolize in a Western context is self-segregation” (p. 57).

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