Iran’s alternative to Ken and Barbie : Dara and Sara

The Barbie ban as reported in Time magazine refers to the news that the Iranian ‘morality police’ are engaged in a ‘soft war’ against those Western values they fear will lead to young girls getting ideas above their station in life.

This means that they want to stamp out anything that gives women any notion that they can be anything more than chattels to the men.

Heinous as this is, there is also something ironic about them targeting Barbies since feminists in the so-called ‘free’ west have  also cited these dolls for their  “destructive cultural and social consequences”.  Continue reading