From The Sun (UK):
July 16, 2008
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?
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?
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?