Our "friends" from the South continue to exhibit their misguided hyper-sensitivity...

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  1. 2Manboobs

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    Because limiting the number of kids you have to how much your income can support, keeping your kids out of Gangs, and not getting behind the wheel of your uninsured '82 Olds Cutlass after you've consumed your standard 18-pack of Budweiser is faaaar to difficult to adhere to....


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    Mexico Barbie From 'Dolls Of The World' Collection Generates Backlash


    The goal of Mattel's "Dolls of the World" Barbie collection might be to boost intercultural understanding -- but it seems the brand has tried the tolerance of specific communities it seeks to represent.

    The latest batch of dolls in the collection -- shown in the slideshow below -- was introduced last summer. Each one comes with a passport and a pet -- Holland Barbie has a bunny and India Barbie, a monkey. The accessories assigned to Mexico Barbie, however, have been the focus of considerable skepticism from commentators.

    Bloggers including Laura Martinez have protested the inclusion of a passport at all, suggesting that making special reference to the doll's documentation is offensive.

    On Cafemom's The Stir, blogger Adriana Velez called the entire set a "missed opportunity" to teach about real cultural diversity.
    Complaining that the Mexican doll's costume was not only old-fashioned, but also inaccurate, she suggested alternative accessories like "a white blouse with colorful embroidery and a woven shawl."

    "All girls deserve dolls that enlighten them, not that talk down to them with this half-assed ethnic tourism," she wrote, adding that a hairless dog -- fraudulent immigration papers -- welfare application -- or even a Mexican bass guitar -- would have been a more appropriate prop than a Chihuahua.

    Mommy Maestra blogger Monica Olivera was similarly unimpressed by Mexico Barbie's canine pet, but apart from that, she wrote on NBC Latino, she doesn't find the doll objectionable.


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/11/mexico-barbie-dolls-of-the-world_n_3062715.html
     
  2. Gwarn1

    Gwarn1 Worlds poorest sugar daddy VIP

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    Golly
     
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    All the Mexicans I know, know the difference between to and too.
     
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    cheezedbyfate Well-Known Member

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    why yu still playin with barbies man???:dontknow:
     
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    messicans hate them damn chihuahuas :jj:
     
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    Barbie, setting standards for 50 years.
     
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    They should make a Pilgrim Barbie riddled with plague and a sack of pestilence
     
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    I think the doll looks lovely. :up:

    All Mattel has to do to fix this is to offer different outfits and props.

    Problem solved.
     
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    Babs is so old, her Barbie was a cave woman. :jj:
     
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    :backlol:

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    I think Leprosy-colony Barbie would do quite well, also... It could come with black paint, and her limbs could be detachable
     
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    You rarely see non-Caucasians with Down Syndrome.
     
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    We were so poor I only had rocks to play with.
     
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    My co-worker's illegal immigrant gf carries one around just like that. It's her clothing that's all wrong. She's supposed to be in tight jeans and heels, poppy.
     
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    Beaner Barbie complete with maid uniform should fix things up
     
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    This one is a hotel maid. Srs. Tru story. :hhh:
     
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    when i heard the news story on the radio, that's what i was expecting :jj:

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    Strengthen stereotypes it's what we do :cool:
     
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    India Barbie has a monkey. Wonder if she has a dot.