Barbie house protest 芭比夢幻屋遭抗議

更新時間 2013年 5月 17日, 星期五 - 格林尼治標準時間14:48

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burning Barbie doll

抗議者嚴重擾亂了在德國柏林舉行的芭比娃娃展的開幕式。此次展品包括芭比夢之屋等眾多受歡迎的芭比玩具。展覽讓很多女性感到憤怒,因為她們認為芭比導致人們對女性的尊重減少。以下是來自 BBC Steve Evans 的報道:

It wasn't the opening which the organisers planned. Feminist protesters said the Barbie doll turned women into objects. A semi-naked member of the Femen protest group, had "Life in plastic is not fantastic" written on her bare chest. She set fire to a Barbie doll.

In what the organisers call the Barbie Dreamhouse Experience, a hundred gallons of pink paint were used to decorate the exhibition. The colour provoked a protest from a group called Pink Stinks whose members said there was too much emphasis on becoming more beautiful and on being pretty and that put an awful lot of pressure on girls.

The other Barbie Dreamhouse, in America, has not been the target of protest. The Berlin version continues until August and then tours Europe. There will be more opportunity for protest - and also for visits by Barbie's countless fans.

Quiz 聽力測驗

Where did one feminist write her protest message?

On her bare chest.

True or false? A hundred gallons of blue paint were used to decorate the Barbie exhibition.

False. A hundred gallons of pink paint were used to decorate the exhibition.

What do the protestors think Barbie makes girls want to concentrate too much on?

There was too much emphasis on becoming more beautiful and on being pretty.

What protests have taken place at the other Barbie Dreamhouse in America?

None. It has not been the target of protest.

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