Friday, 21 October 2011

Pink Hair, Leopard Leggings... And Tattoos: Barbie Fashioned To Trigger And Program You

Pink hair (alter), leopard leggings (sex kitten programming), skull & bones symbol, tattoos, “silver shoes” ... and a spiky Toto (of 'The Wizard Of Oz') on a leash - the new incarnation of eye-doll Barbie is 'born' to predictably program, mind control, trigger, over-sexualize, debase, dehumanize, disempower and enslave the next generation of females.

She's been everything from a ballerina to a doctor. Now, for her latest incarnation, Barbie has had a serious fashion makeover.

Thanks to Italian-based, Japanese-inspired brand Tokidoki, the doll has been given a bang-on-trend pink bob, heels that would make Carrie Bradshaw jealous... and tattoos.

The $50 Barbie, which is a limited edition, has floral and Manga cartoon-style motifs across her left arm, neck and chest.

But given that it is a product marketed towards children, as well as adult collectors, some parents have already expressed their concern about the message such body art sends.

Read more here

The Tokidoki doll is not the first Barbie with tattoos. In 1999, Mattel released Butterfly Art Barbie. (Note the position of her her arms - 'As above, so below.')

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