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Old 10-27-2007, 10:55 AM
 
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28-year-old Sukmawati Suryaman's Barbie-like creation is the latest must-have toy for girls in Indonesia. Head scarfs and ankle-length dresses are in - bikinis and short skirts are out.

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Old 10-27-2007, 11:14 PM
 
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Good modest "Barbie" option. Barbie dolls can be so trashy looking.
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:14 PM
 
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28-year-old Sukmawati Suryaman's Barbie-like creation is the latest must-have toy for girls in Indonesia. Head scarfs and ankle-length dresses are in - bikinis and short skirts are out.

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What about a muslim Ken?
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:11 AM
 
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Wink Boys and their toys.

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What about a muslim Ken?
Boys do not play with dolls, especially Muslim boys.
Maybe we should blame Ken for many boys choosing to be homosexual?
Can we sue the manufacturers of the Ken-doll?
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:41 AM
 
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Good modest "Barbie" option. Barbie dolls can be so trashy looking.
I was actually thinking not only does Barbie look trashy....but why don't they come out with a more conservative one for Christians, Amish, Jewish or whatever....it's an interesting concept.
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:43 AM
 
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How about Mary Magdalene Barbie?
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:51 AM
 
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How about Mary Magdalene Barbie?
Hmmm, with or without the head scarf?
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Old 10-28-2007, 01:35 AM
 
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I was actually thinking not only does Barbie look trashy....but why don't they come out with a more conservative one for Christians, Amish, Jewish or whatever....it's an interesting concept.
Disney doesn't have to come out with more conservative Barbies. Consumers buy Barbie dolls like crazy and have never demanded more conservative versions of them. Parents buy what's available...either Barbies in adult suggestive clothing or Barbies dressed in gowns. Neither of them represent how little girls dress. I don't like Disney in general and abstain from buying their merchandise or visiting their parks. I honestly don't see much value in any of their things. Kids love their movies and some of them have good messages, but I'd rather not contribute to their corporate dynasty. Conservative Christians, Jews, etc. need to demand what they want from companies like Disney. Believe me, I know Muslim people and they would never buy their daughters a Barbie doll sold in the US. Parents can't control what their kids see on the street or what other kids wear to school, but we can control what we buy, condone and encourage. The woman who developed the Muslim Barbie may be onto something and she may wind up selling millions of them.
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Old 10-28-2007, 02:09 AM
 
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I thought the philosophy of Barbie was just to dress to impress (make them want to be you) and accessorise (buy more stuff you don’t really need to impress people who are easily impressed).
I'd rather read children the story of The Emperor's New Clothes* by Hans Christian Andersen (1805-75), than buy them toys.

*The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen (1805-75) adapted by Stephen Corrin in Stories for Seven-Year-Olds. London 1964
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Old 10-28-2007, 09:39 AM
 
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Originally Posted by OakbackBoys do not play with dolls, especially Muslim boys.
Maybe we should blame Ken for many boys choosing to be homosexual?
Can we sue the manufacturers of the Ken-doll?

You obviously never heard of GI Joe.
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