Mattel’s first hijabi Barbie comes with way too much baggage to challenge stereotypes

November 15, 2017

 

 

 

Published in the NewStatesman

 

Mattel has unveiled its latest Barbie, a hijab-wearing fencer modelled on the American Olympic medallist, Ibtihaj Muhammad. The doll is the latest in the toy manufacturer’s “Sheroes” collection, which celebrates women with inspiring stories and creates Barbies in their likeness.

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