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抗议者严重扰乱了在德国柏林举行的芭比娃娃展的开幕式。此次展品包括芭比梦之屋等众多受欢迎的芭比玩具。展览让很多女性感到愤怒，因为她们认为芭比导致人们对女性的尊重减少。以下是来自 BBC Steve Evans 的报道：
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.
- 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.