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When Barbies are outlawed, only outlaws will have Barbies...

Postby lobo on Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:05 am

W. Va. lawmaker wants to ban sale of Barbie dolls

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The bill as proposed in the Legislature:
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Text_ ... 20intr.htm

H. B. 2918

(By Delegate Eldridge)
[Introduced March 3, 2009; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.]

A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §47-25-1, relating to banning the sale of "Barbie" dolls and other dolls that influence girls to be beautiful.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new article, designated §47-25-1, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 25. BARBIE DOLLS.
§47-25-1. Unlawful sale of Barbie dolls.
____________________________________________It shall be unlawful in the state to sell "Barbie" dolls and other similar dolls that promote or influence girls to place an20undue importance on physical beauty to the detriment of their intellectual and emotional development.

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to ban the sale of Barbie dolls and other similar dolls.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.

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Other places around the country that are finding out:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/art ... QD96NCTVG0

http://www.wpxi.com/news/18845355/detail.html#-

http://taxingtennessee.blogspot.com/200 ... arbie.html

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/a ... rcID=44499

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The newspaper article:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Just in time for Barbie's 50th birthday, a West Virginia lawmaker wants to outlaw the doll.

Democratic Delegate Jeff Eldridge is proposing to ban the sale of the Mattel doll and others like her in West Virginia.

He says the dolls influence girls to place too much importance on physical beauty, at the expense of their intellectual and emotional development.

He joins others who have criticized the doll over the years for promoting materialism and an unnatural body image.

Barbie turns 50 on March 9, and the toy maker has made big plans this year to mark the anniversary.

Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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Will the current owners of Barbies be grandfathered in? Will they be able to sell them? Will there b e an underground black market for them? Will people go out of state and smuggle them in?

So, how's the economy/unemployment/state budget/taxes/ situation?
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Re: When Barbies are outlawed, only outlaws will have Barbies...

Postby Matthew on Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:36 am

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Re: When Barbies are outlawed, only outlaws will have Barbies...

Postby destros_elite on Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:33 am

Babies are being aborted everyday, teachers can do NOTHING to enforce class rules, homosexuality is being taught to kids as a "totally normal" lifestyle...

And they are afraid of the effect Barbie is having on chidren????????????? 8O :roll:
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