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The US fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad is now the role model for little girls: As a role model for the first "Barbie" doll to wear a hijab.
Now Muhammad becomes a role model again: She is the role model for the first "Barbie" to wear a hijab. The toy company "Mattel" announced this on its website.
With the "Sheroe" dolls, whose name is made up of the English words "she" (she) and "hero" (hero), Mattel claims to celebrate female role models who are supposed to inspire girls.
"Barbie" is supposed to show a more diverse image of women
The “Sheroes” are further measures to differentiate the image of the woman, the super-slim ideal blonde, conveyed by the doll, with main interests in fashion and cosmetics. Other role models for a “Sheroe” barbie are the director Ava DuVernay, the curve model Ashley Graham and the ballerina Misty Copeland.
By the way, hijabs for Barbie dolls have been around for a long time. Not sewn by Mattel, but by two American mothers and sold through their website. The two women were annoyed that there were no clothes for the toy dolls of Muslim girls and then started their private project.