Hijab Barbie Is Totally The Way To Stick It To Trump Or Something

Yeah, nothing like propagating a symbol of repression and misogyny to #Resist, coming from the same sort of people who denounce Christianity and Judaism

Hijab Barbie: Perfect Christmas gift for non-Muslim parents who want to stick it to Trump

Meet hijab Barbie — just in time for Christmas! Talk about mixed messages.

Mattel Inc. has introduced a devout Muslim version of the popular Barbie doll, inspired by American Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad. She has brown eyes and dark skin, dresses modestly and has long dark hair in a bun that you can’t see.

Some conservatives have criticized Mattel for hijab Barbie. Yes, it is obviously a nod to political correctness and a transparent attempt to keep the Barbie franchise edgy. Muslim modesty is in, both as a fashion and political statement. And the political angle is why we are unlikely to see other avatars of feminine modesty such as evangelical Barbie wearing a cross or frum Orthodox Jewish Barbie in her sheitel. How about Amish Barbie? Buggy sold separately.

Is there a big demand for hijab Barbie? Mattel thinks so. One obvious market for the doll is the liberal, non-Muslim parent who wants to make a statement to the world about tolerance and intersectionality.

In other words, buy it to virtue signal that you…..support intolerance towards and subjugation of women in Islam.

This is the kind of person who dresses a baby boy in pink to trap the unwary into an uncomfortable/sanctimonious discussion about gender roles. These parents will have a special glow of virtue about them in the checkout line. In fact, they will make a special effort to go to the mall instead of ordering online so they can chat up the patient checkout person about the social importance of their purchase.

See, it’s not about actual support, it’s about thinking that this makes oneself superior. Just a bunch of smug elitists being narcissistic.

Mattel says hijab Barbie is about empowerment. And yes, in recent decades Barbie has been all about feeding aspirations. Small children have big dreams. The real life-changing empowerment might come when Muslim girls in traditional homes make the choice to take Barbie’s hijab off — and leave it off.

No mention of beatings for taking the hijab off, or things like honor killings.

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5 Responses to “Hijab Barbie Is Totally The Way To Stick It To Trump Or Something”

  1. Stosh says:

    I’m only getting one if it comes with a free suicide bomb vest.

  2. Jeffery says:

    Why do you accept as fact the opinion of a conservative opinion writer, and an apparent mindreader?

    He didn’t claim to interview Mattel or actual or even potential customers. He imagined what Mattel and potential customers might be thinking.

  3. Mike says:

    Does it come complete with anatomically correct female genital mutilation?

  4. Jl says:

    Good one!

  5. Dana says:

    My wife and I saw a Barbie display which pictured Ken with a man-bun. It’s clear that civilization is near an end.

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