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This is really cool psycho-bable!

“In a finding that will astonish many parents, academics at Bath University concluded that girls attack their Barbie dolls as a symbol of their rejection of the consumer society. ‘Barbie provoked rejection, hatred and violence,’ said Dr Agnes Nairn, who led the research for the university's school of management”

First, this should be analyzed for its for its racial implications. Why is it that young European girls are rejecting blued-eyed, blond Barbie? Could it be, that these young European woman are destroying their “self image” in order to comply with the Left’s definition of a multi-cultural society: dark, non-European and foreign?

Second, should we not study what dolls are accepted by disgruntled European girls. How are the Smurfs fairing? Are Blue people accepted in a tolerant European society? Are Beanie Babies being tortured and decapitated?

Perhaps these really smart young women are trying to show intellectual solidarity with the down trodden, especially with those in Paris. Maybe that explains the micro-wave form of execution for Barbie....they are symbolic Renaults and Peugots!

We need to hear more from experts in the field of child psychology and Education....There must be answers!

This is a rare occurance. "Self Harm" is a occurance in the UK that is becoming more common too but is still rare. I would look to the media and a spiritual vacuum as a cause. This is in the Category of body percings, BD, SM and Goth.

CIA agents threw out the stocks of all European sperm banks, and replaced them with neocon sperm. Barbie Doll torture is a logical consequence of that action. What needs to be done? Outlaw turkey basters.

Not news, if these dolls were made to be passed from one generation to another instead of for being disassembled in emotion the business idea would not work. Put the beauty norm so high that nobody can reach it, and every kid will like you as long as it can brag with your product, util it discovers the lie, rips it out of its imagination and smashes it into limbo. Torture? Hardly, I would rather describe this a carthartic ritual of sadomasochism, as far as it is possible to describe something as presumptously asexual as the single-serving impenetrable doll (tm) in harmless sexual terms.

And now go advise an European parent whose kid has seen its buddies brag about this product how to explain the kid that it is better to keep that experience for its adult years. Surely a harmless business idea designed to generate favourable word-of-mouth advertising, even for consumerism itself.

How completely lame. I never tortured any of my Barbie dolls.

Her wuss boyfriend, Ken, was another matter.

Whoa! *Whistle!!!* Call out the Nanny Brigades!!!

These poor innocent chillrens microwaving their Barbie dolls could succumb to toxic gas!!! Vinyl is NOT a good thing to put in a microwave!

We can't have these innocent chillrens doing something harmful to their health!

"And now go advise an European parent whose kid has seen its buddies brag about this product how to explain the kid that it is better to keep that experience for its adult years. Surely a harmless business idea designed to generate favourable word-of-mouth advertising, even for consumerism itself."

@FranzisM

This is a job for Hollywood. You take the most macho actor in the business...say Arnold Schwarzenegger...and you make him the parent of a child who has seen this wonderful product on television. However, this is the twist, Arnold has waited too long to buy this toy for his kid. It is already Heilige Abend and there is only one of these toys left in the store...and to Arnold's chagrin, other parents are willing to fight for this same toy.

This would make a terrific movie. It is too bad that the city of Graz has taken Arnold's name off of their soccer stadium. They could advertise the movie on a giant movie screen while Graz's favorite soccer team is playing!

I think we have the beginning of an important collaboration here. I think Franzis and I should start our own movie company. I wonder if Wim Wenders is available to direct?

@Pamela: He could hardly have been worse than the Mayor of London.

@George M - The question was rhetorical, of course. If you are a grandparent, make your grandchildren some handmade toys. They may not be perfect, but they will be individual. When the kids grow up and start thinking what else these hands have done they will have an anchor. The fetish toys are not for the nursery, IHMO.

I don't know where Arnold played football when he was a kid, but probably he remembers that place better than any of the movie sets and likes it more than the stadium that carried his name, because that memory is real.

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