Nude Barbie free speech, court says



“Noting the image of Barbie dolls is ‘ripe for social comment,’ a three- judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected toymaker Mattel Inc.’s appeal of a lower court ruling in favor of satirizing the popular doll. […] The artist had argued that the photo series, which also included a photo of Barbie dolls wrapped in tortillas and covered in salsa in a casserole dish in a lit oven, was meant to critique the ‘objectification of women’ and ‘beauty myth’ associated with the popular doll.” (full story)