I love you, S&M Barbie (and friends!)

S&M Barbie lashed by public

From The Sun (UK):

July 16, 2008

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.

Makers Mattel say Black Canary Barbie, out in September, is based on a DC comic 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.”

Hmm. I wonder what they would have to say about the Catwoman Barbie that I bought on Amazon for only $75?

Edit:

RE: Allfor her

You mean this Jazz Cabaret Barbie & Friends?

Hmm. No, those little tarts couldn’t be appropriate for impressionable young minds, could they?

Edit:
RE: Patty

Of course, the Fairy Barbies are certainly much more appropriate because they don’t show as much skin, right?
Hmm. Very short skirt, lots of thigh, strapless top. . . Yes, certainly much more suitable for young gels, don’t you think?

Hey, wait – I just figured it out!

Any Barbie doll wearing black is overly (or overtly?) sexualized. Tops showing cleavage are fine as long as they are purple or pink. Dresses cut up to her little plastic ass cheeks are okay, as long as they are silver, blue, or look like an ice skating outfit. But anything of a similar design in black is assumed to be associated with dominatrixousity, which is obviously a bad thing.

Can’t be showing our skin for the wrong reasons now, can we?

Stop the presses! Here’s a Barbie wearing black, but she’s not showing any skin. At first glance, you might consider that to be a good thing, but look at that costume: Shiny black hood, just like them beedeesemmer people use. And shiny! And boots! And shiny! Hands on hips in a dominatrixity fashion. And did I mention shiny?

You may call this Batgirl Barbie a dominatirx, but I call sub on her. Sub, as in subterfuge and subversive. Pretending to be a good superhero, but in actuality promoting overt sexuality with her tight black shinyness.

If I were a member of one of those religious do-gooder groups, you can bet your ass I’d be on the phone to the boycott hotline to help stamp out this threat to our young, impressionable girls. Who’s in charge of this kind of thing, anyway?

About Tom Allen

The Grey Geezer Dauntless defender of, um, something that needed dauntless defending. Dammit, I can't read this script without my glasses. Hey, you kids, get off my damn lawn!
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18 Responses to I love you, S&M Barbie (and friends!)

  1. almostmagic says:

    Oh, you’ve got to be kidding.

    Barbie’s been a skank for years. That outfit covers more than most Barbie clothes, I’m thinking.

  2. allforher says:

    Have you seen Caberet Barbie. I’m not kidding. Caberet Barbie looks like a Caberet Dancer whose clothes will soon be on the floor, not like this Barbie that looks like it’s on it’s way to a Ratt concert.

  3. almostmagic says:

  4. Fuse says:

    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.”

    First, don’t they have something better to talk about? Anything?
    Second, I really don’t see many parents buying this one for the kids…
    Third, where is the accessorizing whip?

  5. sexywhispers says:

    I wish the “Christians” were more worried about clergy molesting children, people starving outside of their pretty decorated churches, some “live and let live” instead of S&M Barbie. Super cool….its about time Barbie got out of those damn preppy cloths and started to live alittle! AND…that whole thing with Ken…never seem particularly right anyway. Not healthy at all. 8) Although, I will silently giggle to myself about this for days. Nice. ~~Dee

  6. em says:

    I was thinking about whether or not I’d buy my daughter that barbie when I realized that I’d probably not ever buy her barbie in the first place…. but yea… what’s the big deal?

  7. lc says:

    oh it looks like i am going to have to get a few new Barbie’s for my collection…YAY!! i love this one, especially because there are others out there that will have nothing good to say…hehe.

    (((hugs)))
    lc

  8. allforher says:

    I used to have a girlfriend
    known as Elsie
    With whom I shared
    Four sordid rooms in Chelsea

    She wasn’t what you’d call
    A blushing flower…
    As a matter of fact
    She rented by the hour.

    The day she died the neighbors
    came to snicker:
    “Well, thats what comes
    from to much pills and liquor.”

    But when I saw her laid out like a Queen
    She was the happiest…corpse…
    I’d ever seen.

    I think of Elsie to this very day.
    I’d remember how’d she turn to me and say:
    “What good is sitting alone in your room?
    Come hear the music play.
    Life is a Cabaret, old chum,
    Come to the Cabaret.”

    And as for me,
    I made up my mind back in Chelsea,
    When I go, I’m going like Elsie.

    Start by admitting
    From cradle to tomb
    Isn’t that long a stay.
    Life is a Cabaret, old chum,
    Only a Cabaret, old chum,
    And I love a Cabaret!

    God, I love that musical!

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  10. Patty says:

    allforher,

    We did that musical in high school. I think my dad was the only one not upset by our costumes. He was a supporter for the arts and was proud of me.. thong, pasties, and all!

    Tom,

    Good for you pointing these things out. The Christian Voice should see the skimpy little skirts that the fairy barbies wear. Yes em, I did buy barbies for my daughter, but only because the therapist said it would help with social modeling.

  11. Aarkey says:

    *cough* I’d hit it *cough*

  12. If I weren’t a DC Comics fan, I’d be more amused by this…

  13. darklily says:

    My first Barbie was a “Malibu Barbie” with a tiny purple bikini and painted on tan (tan lines under the suit). My other Barbies didn’t come with many clothes either (a skin tight roller 1980s roller skating outfit and a skimpy gold lame bathing suit with a sheer skirt). I also had a Western Barbie and a Western Ken. Ken had leather pants. I don’t really remember what Barbie wore. Seems that my Barbies and Kens spent much of their time naked.

  14. Dom Nitely says:

    Would The Christian Voice be okay with Barbie in a nun’s outfit – “Convent Barbie”? I’d buy that for a dollar…

  15. Ms.Lily says:

    I have to say my girls have a drawer full of Barbies and they are naked most of the time, even with another drawer full of clothes! Maybe, they should just paint the clothes on, as to not offend anyone.
    Lily

  16. Let’s not forget Sailor Moon and her friends promoting child pornography.

  17. Speak Sexy says:

    lol – love it! I might have to go out and buy one of these things…Now this is a Barbie I’d play with. 😉

  18. Michelle says:

    I see nothing wrong with those Barbie dolls. I do remember having a couple of Barbies – when I was a little girl – that were more scantly clothed than these above.

    -Michelle
    My homepage
    http://www.mistys-toys.com

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