Barbie Gets ReligionPosted: April 12, 2010
I swore I wouldn’t blog about Episco-Barbie. I even posted the following to Facebook/Twitter: “No, I will not be blogging about the Episcopal Barbie. Great idea but she’s gotten enough press already.” I don’t like jumping on blogging bandwagons. But then I was introduced to Tefillin Barbie, an Orthodox Jewish version of the iconic doll. And so, in the name of interfaith dialogue, I decided they just had to meet.
I’m blogging about this with a caveat, however. My seminary classmate, the Rev. Cynthia Hallas, claims she made an Episco-Barbie 10 years ago. Which might just set off a cat fight between the two Barbies — the dolls not the priests involved. (And please pardon the sexist expression “cat fight” — not sure what else to call it).
But let’s not just stop at the Judeo-Christian objectifying of women. While I was at it I found a Buddhist Barbie, a Nun Barbie, a Hindu Barbie, a Wicca Barbie, and a Muslim Barbie. So enjoy these images and try not to wretch on your computer. Though that give me an idea…Hangover Barbie!