Bar­bie with hi­jab

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The maker of Bar­bie says it will sell a doll mod­eled af­ter Ibti­haj Muham­mad ,an Amer­i­can fencer who com­peted in last year’s Olympics while wear­ing a hi­jab. The doll, part of Mat­tel’s Bar­bie “Shero” line that hon­ors women who break bound­aries, will be avail­able on­line next fall. Other dolls in the line in­clude gym­nast Gabby Dou­glas and “Selma” di­rec­tor

Ava DuVer­nay. Muham­mad, who won a bronze medal in Rio de Janeiro last year, said on Twit­ter that she is proud that young peo­ple will be able to play with “a Bar­bie who chooses to wear hi­jab!”

Ilya S. Savenok / Getty Im­ages for Glam­our

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