Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad Honored with First-Ever Hijab-Wearing Barbie

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  1. Goldgar

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    And cue fake GOP outrage in 5...4...3...
     
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    Some of the R's I know would have any fake outrage. The indignity will be real.
     
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    Given the way fencing images and action figures have come out in the past I really expected her to be holding an epee.

    Instead the only fail appears to be the glove. The little bitty glove. :)
     
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    Is it one of those fakes that Purple Fencer has been telling us about?
     
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    Also, from the article (at the time of this writing):

    "In addition to earning bronze in women's team foil with the United States, the New Jersey native also started a modest fashion clothing line called Louella, Mattel noted."

    "In addition to earning bronze in women's team foil with the United States..."

    "...women's team foil..."

    Ummm... o_O

    (Even better, the article itself states, "The doll was made in the likeness of Muhammad, complete with a hijab, a fencing uniform, Nike shoes, helmet, and saber.")
     
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    D'oh!
     
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    I think it's awesome, period. I want one.
     
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    Queue stupid political comment in an otherwise positive situation in 5...4...3...
     
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    Oh, yeah, already well underway on FB.
     
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    The ones on Faux News had me cringing.
     
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    Don't read that shit, it's bad for you :)
     
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    Well underway on posts 2 and 3 in this thread. It disgusts me how people need to spin any positive thing into a chance to get on a soapbox and give us their garbage opinions.
     
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    I've seen a few of the FB posts....I stand by my original one in this thread.
     
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    Uh, where did I say anything negative about her or the doll?
    In fact, I applaud it from sports, social, and inclusive perspectives. She's a great role-model and I hope the doll does well to inspire people.
     
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    I'm so pleased for her and for the sport. It's nice recognition all around.
     
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