Friday, 17 August, 2018

US Olympic athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad behind first hijab wearing Barbie

Barbie launches first hijab-wearing doll, inspired by Olympic fencer First Hijab-Wearing Barbie Doll Unveiled
Kenny Thornton | 16 November, 2017, 03:47

This Barbie is the first of its kind to be wearing a hijab in the 58 years that it has existed. Muhammad made history previous year when she became the first member of a United States Olympic team to compete wearing a hijab, and Mattel is emulating the athlete with its first Barbie to wear the Islamic head scarf.

Barbie dolls have been seen by some as propagating an unhealthy image for young girls to strive towards, with some claiming it normalizes a super-thin shape and drives girls to adopt extreme measures to obtain a similar figure. Muhammad said the release of this doll is a "childhood dream come true".

We live in a charged political climate where Muslim travel bans have taken center stage, helping to increase anti-Islam sentiment across the U.S. However, something handsome has come out of these bans as a large chunk of Congress and the rest of the country have rallied to shut down these bans and promote diversity in the melting pot that is America. "(I) t was important to me that my doll has an athletic build and toned legs, which I have.

MAT stock gained 6.4% on Tuesday.

In addition to the hijab, Muhammad's doll features her helmet, saber and Nike shoes. Last year, the company announced that a line of the dolls would be available in tall, petite and curvy forms. "So to be in this moment, as a U.S. Olympian, to have Mattel, such a global brand, diversify their toy line to include a Barbie doll that wears a hijab is very moving to me". Then, she made a few requests: Ibtihaj wanted the Barbie to truly represent her, so she asked for the doll to wear dark eyeliner, have big, strong legs and that she wear the hijab.

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No other Barbies have ever worn a hijab.

Other dolls in the collection are inspired by model Ashley Graham, Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, director Ava DuVernay and ballet dancer Misty Copeland.

Not only does her Barbie represent a whole new population of women, but it opens many more doors of creativity for children when they play with Barbie.

"They are also using this Islamic Barbie as a visual educational tool to answer the questions about the Islamic doctrine, including why a girl should be veiled and how Islam brings (honor) and (virtue) to women".

Other dolls in the collection include ballerina Misty Copeland, and Ava DuVernay, director of Selma, a film about the USA civil rights movement. Let us know in the comments.

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