Barbie has always been portrayed as a strong woman — holding over 150 careers over the course of the 58 years that she has been on shelves — but now Mattel has decided to pander to social justice warriors and put the iconic doll in a hijab.
We are so excited to honor @IbtihajMuhammad with a one-of-a-kind #Barbie doll! Ibtihaj continues to inspire women and girls everywhere to break boundaries. #Shero #YouCanBeAnything #GlamourWOTY pic.twitter.com/oV0e6ClgL6
— Barbie (@Barbie) November 13, 2017
The doll will be modeled after Ibtihaj Muhammad, the American fencer who won a bronze medal while wearing a hijab in the Olympics last year.
Barbie, a dog lover, has been riding around in pink corvettes since 1962 — just two years after the dolls launched in 1959. She has been an astronaut, a veterinarian, a doctor and even the president.
Yet, for the new addition to the “Shero” line, a play on the word “hero,” the toy company will be pushing misogyny and covering Barbie’s locks so that men can control themselves — instead of aligning themselves with the secular and former Muslims who have rejected subjugation.
For many former Muslims, the hijab is a symbol of the fact that Islam considers women to be second class citizens. Mattel has chosen to glamorize their oppression.
“For tens of millions of women around the world, Islamic head covering and isolation are not a matter of choice. In India, the practice of Purdah — keeping women shut away in walled compounds — has been a part of the culture since the time of the Mughal conquest. In Iran, Afghanistan, and some parts of Saudi Arabia women face fines, beatings, and worse for daring to show their hair. Before the U.S. deposed Saddam Hussein, Iraq had one of the highest rates in the Middle East of women in Ph.D. programs. Today, a woman with her head uncovered in some parts of Baghdad may be a target,” an op-ed in the Huffington Post in 2014 explained.
While many women, especially in the United States, claim that wearing the hijab is empowering because it is “their choice” the other “choice” often involves being beaten or disowned by their families.
Perhaps a better “Shero” to immortalize with a doll would have been Maryam Namazie, a former Muslim who runs the “One Law For All“ Campaign. The aim of her England-based organization is to fight for Islamic women to have equal rights and to be able to wear whatever they want. Despite receiving death threats over her work and a glaring lack of support from the leftists who pride themselves on being feminists…“she persisted.”
“I think that having strong legs helped me win a medal at the Olympic Games, so I wanted my legs to be larger, more athletic legs, toned legs. And I am very into eyeliner, so I wanted a strong-winged cat eye. And Mattel listened to everything, everything even down to the fabric of the hijab,” Muhammad said Monday night at the Glamour Women of the Year gala in New York.
The Muhammad doll is slated to go on sale in the Fall of 2019. Equal rights not included.
New Academic Paper Details How Big Tech Enables Left-Wing Terror to Take Root
Big Tech is enabling ANTIFA terror.
A new academic paper details exactly how Big Tech enables left-wing terror to take root on their monopolistic social media platforms.
The academic white paper, titled “Network-Enabled Anarchy: How Militant Anarcho-Socialist Networks Use Social Media to Instigate Widespread Violence Against Political Opponents and Law Enforcement,” is presented by the Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience and powered by the Network Contagion Research Institute.
“Along with political but non-violent BLM-related slogans and calls to defund police, hateful codewords and memes, such as F*ck12 (f*ck or the cops) or FTP (f*ck or fight the police), appeared as associated hashtags with the ACAB meme on Twitter as confrontations with police escalated,” the researchers wrote in their report.
The researchers found a correlation between hate speech posted by far-left groups on social media and an increase in real-world violence.
“We found an escalation of the use of several kinds of anti-police memes and codewords over the course of the protests,” they noted.
“While these data are only preliminary, they nevertheless suggest that traditionally anarchist, antipolice memes, slogans and codewords fluctuated in sync with the recent political protests and unrest,” the researchers added.
They noted that law enforcement is having difficulty tracking these terrorists who are being enabled by Big Tech platforms.
“One important feature of the network-enabled mob is its capacity to frustrate the ability of law enforcement to detect directed ideological attacks. A core group of actors are able to mobilize lawlessness and violence. If it becomes widespread, the network-enabled mob enables a structure capable of adaptation and evolution especially if it reappears over consecutive days of unrest,” the researchers wrote.
The researchers presented detailed research indicating that ANTIFA uses Big Tech platforms to foment terrorism.
“Quarantine, economic hardship, social unrest, and ideological attacks against law enforcement provide extremists from white nationalist to anti-fascist with fodder for recruitment. Without tools for law enforcement to detect the planning and coordination of these cyber swarming events, police will be operating blind,” they concluded.
Big League Politics has reported on how monolithic social media networks have deliberately allowed left-wing terrorists to organize on their platforms:
Tech giant Facebook provided the platform that allowed ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter terrorists to foment a riot in Provo, Utah that resulted in gunfire striking one unfortunate motorist who encountered the mob.
Far Left Watch made the discovery that Facebook allowed the terrorists to collaborate and promote violence on their platform…
The organizers of the event, the Salt Lake City Antifascist Coalition, used a Malcolm X quote that explicitly endorses gun violence: “Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.” It seems one of their activists took that message to heart when he picked up a gun and fired it at an unsuspecting motorist, wounding him. The Facebook event page has been archived here.
The ANTIFA organizers urged participants to “come stand with us” and refuse to accept blatant acts of “discrimination, racism, and unethical acts toward people of color.” They also advised demonstrators to “please wear all black,” “wear your masks,” “bring water,” and “wear protective eye gear if you got it.” They scheduled the event to challenge peaceful pro-police protesters with violent and combative street action…
By refusing to ban ANTIFA and BLM thugs from their platform, Facebook is condoning and sharing in the responsibility for the explosion of left-wing terrorism that is overtaking America.
Big Tech collaborators with ANTIFA domestic terrorists need to be prosecuted as such, and these social media entities need to lose their Section 230 privileges that give them a government-sanctioned monopoly over the marketplace.
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