[Photos] The First-Ever Hijab-Wearing Barbie Is Here

Submitted by: trimble 1 month ago in News & Politics Sports

Ibtihaj Muhammad and hijab Barbie.

According to The New York Times, the first hijab-wearing Barbie doll has been released to honor Ibtihaj Muhammad, an American fencer who became the first US woman to wear the Islamic headscarf while competing at the Olympics. She won a bronze medal in Rio last year. Mattel says it is planning to release a range of new figures next year modeled on inspirational women.

"When I think about my own journey, me being a Muslim girl involved in the sport of fencing, there were people who made me feel like I didn't belong," Muhammad said.

"For all those people who didn't believe in me, this Barbie doll is for you."
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Female 4,664
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Male 1,038
Barbie dolls promoting successful women?  Cool, thumbs up.

Barbie dolls with options so that girls can better identify with the doll?  Cool, thumbs up.

There is no downside to this.
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Female 4,569
ban that shit. 
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Male 40,605
Explosives not included.
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Male 40,605
okay, I apologize
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Male 1,551
But she's still missing her naughty bits. But then again so is Ken.
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Female 4,664
scheckydamon so are reallife radical muslim women
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Male 1,551
melcervini So are fools that blow themselves up.
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