Warning! Warning! Cultures colliding in 3…2… AGHHH!!!!
If you are a little girl in Syria – chances are you aren’t – and you want to play with a doll, I think that it’s great that you have a doll to play with fashioned in the style of your own culture. Mattel thinks it’s great, too. A Fulla doll costs $16, which is more than some Barbie dolls costs in the USA. The average monthly income in Syria…$100.
And some people think that Muslim girls aren’t treated right. They’re treated like Princesses. My parents never bought me an action figure that was 16% of their monthly income. Granted the article in the NY Time linked to above throws out these numbers, but I highly doubt that the parents of girls earning $100/month are buying their daughters Fulla.