Thursday, July 17, 2008

Critics Slam Mattel's New Barbie, Calling S&M Outfit 'Filth'

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Why does everything have to be sexualized for kids?

I just heard this morning on EWTN radio how doctors are pushing birth control pills on teenage girls by prescribing them for many symptoms of their period.
I also heard how some abortion activists are handing out condoms at World Youth Day in Australia.

Barbie’s new S&M look has whipped up a storm — with protesters dubbing it "filth."

The doll’s image is transformed with kinky fishnets, motorcycle jacket, black gloves and boots.

Maker Mattel says Black Canary Barbie, out in September, is based on a DC Comics superhero of the same name.

But religious group Christian Voice said: "Barbie has always been on the tarty side and this is taking it too far. A children’s doll in sexually suggestive clothing is irresponsible — it’s filth."

story here

Indeed, it does resemble the DC Comics hero:

But apparently, she didn't always look that seductive:


D. G. D. Davidson said...

Interesting. It is of course based on the DC character, but in a way it returns Barbie to her roots--apparently, the Barbie toy was originally based on a sex doll, and of course it's always been somewhat controversial.

Leticia said...

Which is why I have tried to avoid buying them for my girls. They played with more wholesome American Girl dolls instead.

Anonymous said...

yes, it's a good idea to keep your kids sheltered and under rocks...
just wait till they hit 12 and become drug addicts and pregnant...

then you'll know you did good as a mom!