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US Olympian Inspires Hijab-Wearing Barbie

posted by Randall
Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad

A Barbie designed to resemble US bronze-medal winning Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad will be released next year, Mattel announced yesterday.

She will be the first hijab-wearing Barbie in the history of the doll line just like Muhammad was the first Olympian to wear a hijab in 2016 at the Rio Olympics. Muhammad won the … Read more

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Feb 15, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: An Asian Barbie Is Not a Role Model

Blog: An Asian Barbie Is Not a Role Model

posted by Susan Chang
Asian Barbie

The Barbie that is unmistakenly Asian

By Susan Chang
AsAmNews Intern

Are we putting too much focus on the importance of an Asian Barbie?

Journalist Kelly Kasulis argues in the Boston Globe that the evolution of the dolls, the Asian Barbies in particular,  has become “another familiar chapter of Asian Barbie’s history”.  Mattel’s recently Read more

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