21st August 2013
Conservatives have adopted Barbie as an insult, but the toymaker is fighting back.
Uh, sorry, Voice of the Crust, but the Left adopted Barbie as an insult long before ‘conservatives’ did. Ask a feminist — I’m sure there are one (or maybe even two )on your staff.
“As a pop-culture icon, Barbie is often referenced as part of larger conversations occurring in culture,” a spokesperson for the company says. “The so-called Wendy Davis doll is not produced or endorsed by Mattel.”
Guys — there is no ‘Wendy Davis doll’; it’s a cultural reference. Try to keep up.
But choices for women, ironically, are the very thing that conservatives co-opting Barbie’s name are fighting against.
No, conservatives are fine with ‘choices for women’, as the number of conservative women in politics — dare I utter the magic words ‘Sarah Palin’? — makes clear; just so long as those choices do not include murdering their own children, which on its face would seem a reasonable position. But not, of course, to Time magazine, Voice of the Crust.
“This level of vitriol from the right tells me one thing: they know that Wendy Davis offers the kind of real change that Texas voters want — and they are scared to death of her because of it,” Elisabeth Pearson, political director of the Democratic Governors Association, wrote in an e-mail to supporters on Monday.
I find it difficult to believe that Elisabeth Pearson has any clue as to what ‘Texas voters want’, since she lives in Virginia. But hey, let’s find out: Have Wendy Davis run for Governor and we’ll soon find out what Texas voters want. (Go on — I dare her.)