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IRAN: No More Barbie Dolls Allowed!!

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posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 06:07 PM
Well I grew up without Barbie, as my mother never wanted anything to do with them she always said that the dolls were an insult to women.

So I went crazy with my daughter and barbies.

24 years later I still have a large collection of them.

I don't blame Iran from keeping the hyper commercialized toys away from their children, obviously for Barbie to look the way she does, no only is humanly impossible but it will required very expensive and damaging plastic surgery.

In Iran I guess men like their girls naturale.

posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 07:14 PM
Actually in the end it is really China that Iran is hurting by doing this. Toys made in the U.S.? Not by big name companies like Mattel. The old Barbie might have been made in the U.S. but not anymore, they are coming from someplace else.

While I really do not know nor will I claim to know their reasoning for this. But if it is because they feel it is affecting their culture they have the right to save their culture. Not everyone has to accept the Western way of life to be right on everything.

I am not defending their decision on this I am simply pointing out another view.


posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 07:31 PM
Reminds me of the burgermeister meisterburger anti-toy campaign from "Santa claus is coming to town" Christmas animation.

and Agit8...i do believe that the responder was being faecitious...lighten up a bit...Iran can defend itself on this one....

[edit on 28-4-2008 by deadbang]

posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 07:44 PM

Originally posted by marg6043
In Iran I guess men like their girls naturale.

I have heard it said that if Barbie (™
) was scaled up she would be something like 10 - 11 foot tall!

I might be bothered to find a link for that... don't hold your breath though.

A standard Barbie doll is 11.5 inches tall, giving a height of 5 feet 9 inches at 1/6 scale. Barbie's vital statistics have been estimated at 36 inches (chest), 18 inches (waist) and 33 inches (hips). According to research by the University Central Hospital in Helsinki, Finland, she would lack the 17 to 22 percent body fat required for a woman to menstruate.

Sorry - correction.

Like I really give a #

[edit on 28/4/2008 by Now_Then]

posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 07:49 PM
reply to post by Now_Then

It is true....Barbie is not built like a normal human woman. LOL

Here check this out:

posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 07:53 PM
Honestly, I dont see the big deal here. So they stop imports of some dolls.....that's a choice they are entitled to make.

I can only see one situation in which the west should force it's barbie dolls on Iran and thats if we actually proceed with bombing their country. In that case, I propose that we load them bomb bays with barbies and "really let 'em have it".

But seriously, it sucks that as we sit here in our comfortable chairs in our comfortable houses, the US is desperately seeking for any justification to bomb their country (and subsequently thousands of their children) into rubble. I feel horrible when I sit here and think what is coming for those children if our war machine is turned loose on this country.

Sorry to be a downer but this thread hits home with me about how incredibly upside down things have become.

posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 07:57 PM
reply to post by greeneyedleo

I all honesty, if I were confronted by a successful tall plastic doll.... I would reconsider my previous assumption that I was sane.

All I did was fall out of trees, eat random things and generally hurt my self with ever more bizzare accidents (mostly involving motorcycles).

Now the only problem I have is the talking bats - but the kangaroo says he knows what to do.

posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 08:03 PM
It was the Barbie that started all those breast implantations for the women and sex changes for the guys who played with Ken. I can't blame them either. Shame on Barbie and Ken for starting a religious rebellion in Iran.

posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 09:17 PM
reply to post by Agit8dChop

I was only joking. I know Iran is not a poor country. But again I was only joking .

posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 09:30 PM
Great move Barbie is a materialistic w***e and there are far too many girls who act like it these days.

posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 09:33 PM
When i was younger i had the gi joes and i had one of them burn barbie and ken. I stole barbie and ken from the next door neighbors. ahahaha.

posted on Apr, 29 2008 @ 07:32 AM

Originally posted by Digital_RealityThe Barbie's set a bad example of how free we Westerners are and how beautiful our women look with a little support and encouragement.

You mean with a ton of plastic surgery and a ton of makeup?

But seriously, Iran is it's own state, it has it's own laws, it's own culture etc. You can't have Cuban cigars in America, porn was pretty much banned in Norway a short time ago etc.

And I think we should do the same thing with the Bratz dolls world wide.

Fixed a smiley.

[edit on 29-4-2008 by Frontkjemper]

posted on Apr, 29 2008 @ 08:39 AM
reply to post by metaldemon2000

All good!

Sorry for jumping the gun, im just getting sick of the braindead CR@P floating about these dayz....

posted on Apr, 29 2008 @ 01:20 PM
Why does this suprise anyone?

It's not like they have a free society.

What else is this maniac a-c-madickajad going to come up with???

Oh no....could this be another hit on the evil capitalist corporation???

It could be a big conspiracy, no one is going to buy any more Barbie's...

First Iran, then the rest of the middle east, oh no,,,, I can see it spreading to throughout the the rest of the world.

The objective, put Barbie out of business....

There you have it folks...the destruction of capitalism through the Blond Bimbo Barbie.

Next conspiracy please....

posted on Apr, 29 2008 @ 10:58 PM
Why dont they just make Barbie wear a birka? Then you could'nt tell if it was female, doll, or even any toy at all. Theres always a way to solve a problem without extremes, lol.

posted on Apr, 29 2008 @ 11:05 PM
Lol, why don't we pass a law like that here?!

Barbie dolls already teach our young girls to dress up like prostitutes, and to make their breasts look as large as possible with whatever padding they can find.

Not to mention it gives boys false hopes of what women actually look like.

I say, way to go Iran! Lead by example! The rest of the world should be abolishing these crappy made, anatomically incorrect dolls, for favor of more locally created varieties.

posted on Apr, 29 2008 @ 11:21 PM
If you think that it's only the radical Muslims who have it in for Barbie, think again.

The war against Barbie started long ago and has been spearheaded by left-wing women or feminists, as they prefer to be called.

Be sure to check out the Google Search.

As a left-wing student, Barbie dolls represented to me the most materialistic aspect of American society. I rebelled against the conspicuous consumption they encouraged. More importantly, I fervently disagreed with the stereotyped image of womanhood they depicted. Their standard of beauty was one few women could attain, and those that tried often did so at the risk of becoming anorexic. They looked nothing like any of the real, imperfect yet integrated women I admired.

Their beauty was skin-deep, and white-toned at that. My black sister students felt totally alienated by the Barbie ideal -- her life of leisure and shopping was insipid and empty compared to the very real issues they and most women of color struggled with.

Google Search

[edit on 2008/4/29 by GradyPhilpott]

posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 06:37 PM
Found an article that may have REALLY hit pay dirt as to why they don't want Barbie in Iran.

Why is Islam Afraid of Barbie?

Inherent in the Barbie doll is the assumption that women can control how they look and where they go, an idea hateful to the rulers of Iran. When little Iranian girls play with Barbie, they take part in roleplaying with a female character devoid of their limitations.

And that is why Islam is afraid of Barbie, just as they are afraid of the rest of our culture. Not simply because some of it is sexualized, but because it is free of the Islamic code of behaviors, enforced by social consensus and terror.

Barbie, Batman, Harry Potter, Spider-Man and all the rest of the characters Iran is so worried about are individuals. They represent individual choices, whether it is hedonism or heroism. In Islamic societies where the young are expected to follow the old and women are expected to obey men, their very context defies those expectations.

Never even thought of this angle.

And then there's the Jewish factor. Ruth Handler, the creator of Barbie, was Jewish. So was Bob Kane (Robert Kahn) the creator of Batman. As is Spider-Man creator Stan Lee (Stanley Lieber). To a regime obsessed with hating Jews, there is of course an inevitable need to "purge" Jewish culture, much as Ahmadinejad's role model in 1930's Germany did.

At the heart of it that is why Islam fears Barbie, Spider-Man, Harry Potter, Batman and all the rest. Because they are individuals. They think for themselves, yet they act for the greater good, defying the totalitarian model of the individual as a natural hedonist who must be controlled by the rulers.

Sounds like some pretty plausible reasons to me.

[edit on 4/30/2008 by Keyhole]

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