Life-sized Barbie House Brings Protests From Feminists!
At the grand opening of a life-sized Barbie house in Berlin, the protestors outnumbered the fans! Demonstrators actually burned a doll on a cross at the opening of the Mattel toy's fictional Malibu Dreamhouse in the German capital before being ejected by security guards. The Berlin attraction is the second such theme house after a similar one opened recently in Florida. Visitors can fully immerse themselves in all things Barbie including checking out Barbie's walk-in wardrobes and even "try on" her outfits using a digital mirror. Detractors, including Michael Koschitzki, editor at Socialist Alternative, said the attraction presented the idea that there were only two career options for women: model or pop star. The Barbie Dreamhouse will remain in the German capital until August before going on tour around Europe.