Irony is the enemy of the post-modern left(tm)
The jokes write themselves on this one, so I’m not even going to try.
Ok, maybe one: does it come with rocks?
Barbie doesn’t need rocks to kick ass; but I’m glad Mattell didn’t come out with mujahadin Midge or sand tick Steve.
Does it come with a clitoridectomy kit?
Does it have brothers with acid to throw on her and a father to behead her when she looks at a man not related to her? Gotta get that “Honor Killing Kit”!
But Barbie is Jewish: the Saudis were right about that. Her creator, Ruth Handler, named her for her daughter, Barbie.
Fist in defense I have to say that BARBBIE ISN’T JEWISH IDIOT. not all muslim cultures circumsize girls or seperate them from boys. My husband is muslim, but I have to say this. Thats just fuckin stupid. I mean really.
Ok I have no problem with the Muslim Barbie but why to Muslim women
get upset with us because we show more skin. They can dress the way they want to dress and so can we. If muslim women don’t like it I am sorry.
several things to say:
1. mattel didn’t come up with the razanne dolls. mattel==corporate piece of shit.
2. clitoridectomy is something practised by varying cultures and by that, since you’re ignorant to begin with anyway, when i say cultures, i do not mean skin colour.
3. “honour killing” has its roots in patriarchy, not islam. unfortunately our western democracy is also patriarchal. which furhter explains why women in so-called western democracies are encouraged to show themselves to men, for the pleasure of those men. i wonder if “western” (there goes that term again) women honestly think that they are being feminist and doing whatever the hell they want, and no man can stop them, by their showing more skin. in the 1970s, womyn’s lib was all about desexualising women. in the 1990s, the new “feminists” seem to be turning women into sexual objects again, by allowing all men (yes, even that fat old plumber whose arse crack shows when he’s fixing your kitchen sink) to see them. of course the men aren’t going to stop you, they like to see you half naked. the muslim women i know are just a bit pissed that western women automatically think they’re oppressed because they wear the hijab. they’d rather not care about how they look, rather than slaving over cosmetics and the latest “fashion” trends so that you look good, but all of those things they benefit not you, but the men who will be ogling at every square inch of your body (think of all the dirty sleazy grimy old men who will have sick fantasies about you just cos he can see through your white trousers that you’re not wearing underpants)
4. when you put the mujahidin of afghanistan in context, it bears a very close, if not identical, resemblance to the patriotism in america after 11 sept. 2001. and besides, jihad, contrary to popular culture, does not mean “holy war”.
5. saying things like sand tick, sand nigger, towelhead, raghead, camel jockey, etc. is analogous to saying nigger, monkey boy, oreo, jap, gook, fag, dyke, queer, all of the terms that you probably regularly use. unfortunately, there aren’t really that many terms that can be deemed offensive toward our people, don’t use these terms, it just shows how ignorant you are, and i am embarassed for you that you use terms like these.
that is all. don’t mind me, i’m just an anthropologist, so what do i know, right?
I think this doll is DISGUSTING. Cant women have their own wants? desires? IE riches, a nice car.
BOOOOOOOO to Islam on this doll and their makers.
DOES she come with a MALE VOICE? or can she have her OWN little girl voice? ..
When ARE you people going to come out of BIBLICAL days and give women the freedom to decide HER OWN destiny? …….
THANK GOD for CHRISTIANITY !! woooooo hoooo.. MY DAUGHTER can make her own choices in life…….Not be dictated to by her dad and brother…
BARBIE is a DOLL…….PRETEND………get REAL for crying out loud………..does THIS DOLL come with her own SUICIDE PACK? .. typical of MIDDLE EASTERN WOMEN these days.
Although I’m all for women choosing their own paths and making their own decisions, I think it’s nice that the lil’ muslim girls will now be able to play with a doll that resembles them.
you all are so clueless. i am a muslim woman, and i say it LOUD AND PROUD. islam SAVED ME from the bowels of christianity. i almost became a prostitute because of the man who called himself a preacher at my church. this man raped me and threatened to kill me if i didnt become a sex slave for him. that’s CHRISTIANITY FOR YOU
Before you post, could you educate yourselves about the difference between cultures and religion? An uneducated person makes ignorant generalizations and in turn, demonstrates themselves as unread, thus illiterate.
Understand that female cicumcision is a cultural practice that is practiced by Christians, Muslims, and various other religions in many non-Western countries. Similarly, in an effort to preserve modesty, discourage pre-marital sex and adultery, etc. many cultures separate the genders. Recall, that not so many generations ago, all women including Christians in America dressed very modestly with their hair covered, long sleeves, and long dresses. Just take a look at pictures from the early 20th century and prior. Modern Western culture has abandoned many of those practices as too stifling and rigid. Note, however, that pre-marital sex, children born out of wedlock, adultery, general disrespect of women are at an all-time high.
I am Muslim born and raised in America. As an attorney, I do not, nor have I ever had males making decisions on my behalf while I sat back. Again, do not confuse religious practices with those of various cultures.
READING IS FUNDAMENTAL! Before you proclaim to know something about a particular group of people, or a religion, I suggest that you do your reseach before making blatant generalizations…and alerting the world to your ignorance.
“that’s CHRISTIANITY FOR YOU”
actually that’s one man for you. though i understand psychologically where the blame all christians part comes in. usually it takes the form of blame all men, though.
“1. mattel didn’t come up with the razanne dolls. mattel==corporate piece of shit.”
Just for the record is this the intro to a ‘corporations are eeeeeeevil’ spiel or just a jab at Mattel?
“”honour killing” has its roots in patriarchy, not islam. unfortunately our western democracy is also patriarchal…than slaving over cosmetics and the latest “fashion” trends …about you just cos he can see through your white trousers that you’re not wearing underpants)”
wacky how it doesnt exist in the western cultures even though patriarchy is apparently the root of all evil. people here have the choice whether to become fashion slaves or not – they are not killed for what they choose to do/wear. if you choose not to wear underwear then I guess maybe you should own the consequences of that as well. I know your gonna come back with ‘oh so women are responsible for being raped?’ so let me spare you. its not their fault but actions have consequences and responsibility is important. don’t put yourself in danger by doing stupid things and then moving to victimland. you a product of berkley by any chance? or are you a aharvard communist? the elitism practically radiates like a ray of pure narcissism from your post.
“4. when you put the mujahidin of afghanistan in context, it bears a very close, if not identical, resemblance to the patriotism in america after 11 sept. 2001. and besides, jihad, contrary to popular culture, does not mean “holy war”.”
jihad means struggle. the struggle to do the will of allah and resist temptations. the struggle of daily life even. it also means the struggle to convert all of the infidels to the will and worship of allah. which is where the problem lies. yes christianity used to have things like the crusades, but nowadays they’ve kinda moved beyond the kill-all-infidels stage to an extent whereas Islam seems kinda stuck there. as for your comparison of the mujahideen to patriotism post 9-11, its not even worthy of being dignified with a response, but what the hell: BWAHAHAHAHAHA! There’s your response.
“monkey boy, oreo, etc.”
yeah don’t lower yourself by using terms like these when terms like idiot, jackass, and backward-ass-fuck work just as well.
ps — and by disrespect of women being cultural, I guess you mean sharia…. *crickets*. I also have to say I superdisagree about general disrespect for women being at an alltime high.
It occurs to me that to assume someone is prejudiced against all races because they display prejudice towards one is really stupid. Also it is the same psychological effect as the ‘priest tried to rape me so christianity is evil’ post. Trauma caused by someone seen to represent their religion/culture can bring this about. /ponder
“don’t mind me, i’m just an anthropologist.”
Too bad the post-September 11th crowd did not fulfill the role so fervently hoped-for by Comrade Trotsky. Then anthro-apologists like him could find their own Ramon Mercadors to drop the ice axe on him. Check your Mexican history, comrade. The reach of the NKVD is long. The patience of the NKVD is legendary. The memory of the NKVD is everlasting.
A note, Trotsky: You are damned lucky we aren’t stirred up enough to really make it tough for your treasonous, cretinous hide. You are a “wrecker,” a deviationist hound. Your type would be fishing for heavy metals in Kolyma a scant few years ago.
“Thats Christianity for you”
I’ts very easy for us to blame christianity when someone who claims to be saved hurts you. But your not blaming the religion you are blaming the Lord. We can be easily blinded when we don’t know the lord for ourselves and that is why people get lead by fake demented preachers.The Bible says study to show thyself approved! Then you will know imposters when you see them. I pray that you do not blame God and let him heal your hurts. Jesus Died to save you and me do not forsake the lord thy God. I will pray for you in name of my lord and savior Jesus Christ!
oops forgot the best insult — Trotskyite.
-Z. is for ZING!
WOW….you guys are a bunch of really rude people..I am persian and I am Muslim..I dont cover my body nor do i get judgemental if someone chooses to do that. I personally believe in God and I don’t practice the beliefs of the religions of muslim. By the way there is more then just one type of muslim religion…and to go by the comments that everyone made…Seriously read and educate yourslef..alot of the things you see on tv and read about are spun to mka eyou believ that is our culture but it is more the politic’s of ingornant politicians trying to supress a nation. When my mom was growing up in Iran she wore mini skirts and bikinis..She was a strong independent women getting her education and going out and clubbin like we do here…What you see on tv or in movies and what you assume are things that blind you…Open your eyes and see that your culture here is beautiful and so are your many religions…And in my country Iran i am able to have the same freedom as you and be able to do what you do too…I’m a strong independent persian women…So watch out world! ) hehe
Why the heck even bring religion into it? I can understand the need for a black barbie but as far as sexual preference, religion and anything else, heck even a vegetarian barbie, leave that up to the girls who play with her, don’t force it down our throats!
Mattel should just put the barbie in the box and let the kids do any additional identifying. But there is no money in that.
nice post Sara =) i can’t speak for anyone but myself here, but I will say this. I am glad that you are able to do what you want. I have no problem with people CHOOSING to cover themselves, but when we talk about repressive regimes based on strict shari’a we are not talking about places where people get to choose whether or not to cover themselves. they are told to cover themselves or die.
The Razanne doll is intended for a certain demographic of the population. If your child wears a hijab to school, why on earth would you give her a doll that contradicts a great number of beliefs in her religion? The doll is just a role model for muslim girls, and what’s the harm in that?
Also, I’m a little saddened at the knocking of Christianity and Islam. People, there is no need for either side to debase themselves by critisizing each other’s religion. Sweeping statements like “bowels of christianity” and “BOOOOOOOOOOOO Muslims?” Excuse me Ms., but do you teach your daughter that too? Would you encourrage her to harass a child at her school who had different beliefs as her? What kind of example are you setting? And to the mulim woman who was raped: Did a man rape you or did Christianity rape you? Are you inferring that all Christians are rapists and all rapists are Christians? This is the kind of thought that many Westerners have on muslims: All suicide bombers are Muslims and all Muslims are suicide bombers. Let not the actions of one wo/man condemn an entire population of people.
Besides – I’m sure Barbie and Razanne will get along JUST fine…..
alyssa, i wish everyone can understand what you said beacuse it is really hard for Ignorant to even think.
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