No matter how many progressive demands one caves to, it is never enough.
On the heels of toy giant Mattel‘s announcement that it would produce a more politically correct line of Barbie dolls in various shapes, sizes and skin colors an Instagram user said she wants more.
Nigerian native, Haneefah Adam, 24, has called for the company to be more diverse by introducing a Barbie doll wearing a hijab or, as she called it, Hijarbie, MIC reported.
Adam produced all of the clothing and hijabs for the dolls by herself and then took pictures and uploaded them to her Instagram account.
“It got me thinking about how I’d actually like to see a doll dressed up like I would have — covered up,” she told Mic. “I was mulling about the idea for about three months while I was still studying for my master’s degree in the U.K. When I got back to Nigeria, I went to the mall, purchased a doll, dressed it up, documented it and here we are.”
The account which started a few week ago has amassed nearly 5,000 followers.
“I want them to be inspired — this is about having an alternative and creating an awareness of having toys that adopts your religion and culture and in your own likeness, which at the end of the day, leads to an improvement in self-esteem,” she said.
“It’s important to create a sense of value in the Muslim child, especially the girl child,” she added. “They become more confident, more driven, they believe more in themselves, which leads to an appreciation of herself and her modest lifestyle and upbringing.”
Yeah that might work.
Or, you could treat women as equals.