Bi Bi Barbie  

MissAnnThrope 56F
11679 posts
1/4/2006 11:54 am

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Bi Bi Barbie

You know, the right wing is insane. The latest is from Concerned Women For America. The men at CFWA have decided Barbie promotes bisexuality and gender confusion. Why? Because, at the Barbie website, which is geared at children between 4 and 8, there was a poll that asked the following gender question:

1. I am a girl.

2. I am a boy.

3. I don't know.

Therefore, Bob Knight of the CFWA is making a big stink. You can hear him talking about it on their website. He feels Mattel has an agenda of gender confusion and bisexuality. What he doesn't seem to understand, in his vendetta against Mattel, is that there are children so stupid that they don't know what gender they are!

The CFWA has been out to get Mattel for a while now, because of American Girl Dolls. It would seem American Girl supports Girls, Inc. Girls, Inc. empowers girls and young women, especially those born into poverty. However, as they are liberal, all the right wingers see is a group that is endorsing abortion and lesbianism. er... right.

Girls, Inc has been around for over 100 years. In 1990, they changed their name from Girls Club of America. They give out scholarships. They advocate women's rights. They helped to get the Violence Against Women Act passed. But we all know how the wingnuts feel about women's rights. A woman's body belongs to God first and then her husband. No, I'm not lying.

Bob Knight also states in this little set up wav interview, to make it sound like he was on a legitimate news show, that Barbie and American Girl dolls endorse a materialistic way of life. "The hot car, the tropical scene, and Barbie has the perfect figure, the perfect outfits, it's really steering girls away from the idea of womanhood. That is, predominately in terms of Christians, serving the Lord, getting married, having kids, building a home... You don't see any of that with Barbie. It's all about things. So Barbie's suspect to begin with but once they start throwing this transgender question to little girls, they've really crossed the line."

Yes, by the end of the interview, that simple poll question is encouraging little girls to go out and become little boys.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE? Do they have shit for brains? And what is wrong with all you guys from this site? Why aren't you forcing all us women into marrying you and raising your degenerate children? *smirk*

One of the things I found wrong with this interview as far as Barbie promotes materialism, how many married couples do you know who aren't into materialism? How many do you know who live a Spartan lifestyle were every cent is spent on the kids and not on vehicles, houses, big screen TVs, the pool in the back yard, just things in general? Women are supposed to give up things like clothing and vehicles in favor of a husband and children? If she does that, how can she do the groceries, take the kids to ballet and soccer practice and all the other June Cleaver stuff? She's going to get arrested walking the kids to these things naked!

If you peruse the CFWA website, you will find a "Religious Liberty" page. If you go down the list of items, they believe in religious liberty alright, but only for Christians. They're all in a tizzy because churches with a political agenda are no longer allowed to tell you who to vote for, or they lose their tax exempt status. The bill on this, H.R. 235, has been languishing for years. But you'll notice no Catholic churches or Archdiocese were punished when they were screaming about Kerry before the 2004 elections.

Anyway, I decided to visit the Barbie website. Before eating, of course. I can't take that much pablum on a full stomach.

I couldn't find the poll. I looked. I tried and tried and tried. I hit every link on that site. I found no poll and no question about gender. Not to mention, why aren't they concerned about little boys visiting the site? The site is geared towards girls, not little boys. You're even called Barbie girl on the site. So I would say if you're a little boy visiting the Barbie website, you're already confused. So why aren't they concerned about Barbie turning the little boys of the country into a bunch of flaming queens? Oh yeah. Little boys just go to the Barbie website to look at her tits, as their parents all have Net Nanny or something of the sort. Silly me for thinking little boys might be gender confused. It's only girls they're trying to convert to a dangerous agenda of transgenderism, lesbianism and bisexuality. My bad.

So mothers, be careful of letting your daughters have Barbie dolls. They're going to turn her into a career woman, with a hot car, nice clothes and an addiction to this site. Or, as in the image of Barbie I'm using, a suicide bomber. But a suicide bomber with a strong sense of fashion.

MaggiesWishes 60F

1/4/2006 4:56 pm

In the process, do you think they will ever make Barbie anatomically correct for the female gender? And who wil "grip" over that change?
I often wonder whatever happen to that revised model?
Very interesting, Miss Ann

rm_CauseISaidSo 48F
182 posts
1/4/2006 9:53 pm

Bob Knight, of course, lives in a lower middle class mixed race community and drives a Chevy Nova with the doors and wipers rusting off, right? And his wife and kids resemble the figures on public restroom and crosswalk signs. All righty then.

NickRules999 39M
9464 posts
1/4/2006 9:53 pm

Extremists always look for things to complain about. Barbie has been around forever, and now they wanna complain about her? I can remember the huge stink about video games when Mortal Kombat came to home systems in the early 90s. I thought it was stupid. If the game is violent, and you don't want your kids to play it, don't buy it for them. Just don't fuck things up for the rest of us. But they do anyway. I wonder if PETA is gonna start complaining about Donkey Kong now. At the end of the game, you drop the ape on his head. Is that barbaric? The sonuvbitch kidnaps a girl.

I hate these extremist assholes who think there's nothing more to life than telling us what to do. Maybe I'm crazy, but didn't Nazis function the same way? I think they did. This is a quiet holocaust. They're killing with words, rather than camps.

I tend to get a little fired up when I hear about these loonies.

Come into my realm! You aren't afraid...are you?

smartmama 58F

1/5/2006 10:52 am

Good post. Scary times indeed.

MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
1/5/2006 11:33 am

Now Maggie, if they make an anatomically correct Barbie, that means they have to make an anatomically correct Ken. And we all know that little girls aren't supposed to see a penis, ever. No young woman is supposed to either. No woman is supposed to see a penis until her wedding night, unless she becomes a nurse or doctor. Then, if she's a good Christian woman, she has to go wash her eyes out. But even on your wedding night, you're supposed to have the lights out, so you shouldn't see the penis then, either. So no more talk of anatomically correct dolls.

Cause, well as he works for a non-profit, he would be driving the rusted Nova and living on the bad side of town. But I'm sure Fox News pays him for his appearances. So you know, he's squeaking by with a yearly income in the mid six figures, I'm sure. We should all be so lucky.

Nick, Barbie has been under attack for years, by various people. She promotes eating disorders, plastic surgery, etc. However, Mattel promoting transgenderism is a new one on me. It's all because they're out to get American Girl dolls, which are also made by Mattel. Because they support Girls, Inc. Right wingers have protested the store in Manhattan. You should look up the interview. Knight goes on about little girls going to workships to learn how to become little boys and how such things should be against the law. Yeah, if there really are such workships, how do the little girls get in without their parents permission? His big thing was, girls are cutting off their breasts! OMG! How dare women get breast reductions! He can't stand to look at a woman without enormous tits! Implants for everyone, no reductions! (Little girls in the age range he was talking about don't even have tits yet, unless they're mutants.)

***SIDENOTE*** Last night, I was at my regular first Wed of the month gig. This cafe has internet service too. It was dead, so I was hanging with the owner's daughters. Their 7 year old visits the Barbie website all the time. It's one of the few I see her use. So, I asked her if she saw any poll where they ask that question. She gave me the weirdest look and told me no. This child visits the site at least once a week. So, I'm thinking the CWFA is full of shit and they're just trying to slander Mattel. Just like they did with Kraft foods and Ford.

rm_VoodooGuru1 49M
2053 posts
1/5/2006 10:23 pm

MissAnn defending Barbie? I second smartmama's comment.

Oh... your Barbie is missing her Hermes balaclava.

MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
1/6/2006 4:29 pm

Thanks smartmama. I swear, Tom Lehrer was ahead of his time when he sang in "Smut", "When correctly viewed, everything is lewd."

Yeah Voodoo, I'm sort of scared that I'm defending Barbie too. But there are so many other reasons to hate her other than making up shit because you have a filthy mind. Like the use of child labor in China to make her. But a Hermes balaclava? Hermes? Please. Give me some credit for having taste. Even if Hermes did make such a thing, it would be ugly and tacky and covered in anchors and sea shells. It also wouldn't be warm. Most of what Hermes makes is for people with too much money and no taste. Now maybe a nice Bvlgari scarf...

warmandsexy52 64M
13164 posts
1/7/2006 1:45 pm

Well Barbie has never been quite a woman, and Ken has never been quite a man! There was a pregnant Barbie that was dumped on the UK market when it bombed in the States (has a rotating tummy!) but no anatomical way in which she became pregnant .... nope ALLELUJAH! Divine Conception! Christian Right would like that!!!??!

Yup! All of this is enough to give me total gender confusion!

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