Iranian official calls Barbie 'destructive'....
April 29, 2008 10:43am CST
A top Iranian judiciary official has warned against the "destructive" cultural and social consequences of importing Barbie dolls and other Western toys.In the latest salvo in a more than decade-old government campaign against Barbie, Prosecutor General Ghorban Ali Dori Najafabadi said in an official letter Monday to Vice President Parviz Davoudi that the doll and other Western toys are a "danger" and need to be stopped."The irregular importation of such toys, which unfortunately arrive through unofficial sources and smuggling, is destructive culturally and a social danger," said the letter, a copy of which was made available to The Associated Press. Barbie is sold wearing swimsuits and miniskirts in a society where women must wear head scarves in public and men and women are not allowed to swim together. Do you agree that Barbie dolls would be destructive to this culture or would it help them? http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/04/29/iran.barbie.ap/index.html?eref=rss_topstories