Hey, kids! There’s a new Barbie in town!
The new Barbie wears a hijab. She’s the brainchild of Gisele Barreto Fetterman of Braddock, Pennsylvania, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Observing that there were no Barbie clothes for Muslim girls to identify with, Fetterman and a few friends decided to sell small, colorful pieces of cloth that can be folded into doll-sized hijabs. The hijabs will cost $6, and the socially responsible Fetterman wants you to know the Muslim seamstress will be paid $15 per hour.
Politics aside, let’s just do the math. They will pay a seamstress $15 per hour, which as every employer knows is about $25 per hour after what the government costs you to have that employee.
She’ll take scraps of cloth obtainable at the fabric store for about 25 cents and expect to sell them for $6 each. Economically, it’s snowflake city on both sides of the deal. But I digress.
“This is just a piece of fabric. It doesn’t mean we’re aliens,” said Fetterman’s partner Safaa Bokhari, according to CNN. No, it doesn’t mean you’re aliens. It means you haven’t assimilated and don’t intend to, and that’s probably worse.
The hijab is not required by Shariah law, and there are plenty of faithful Muslim women who do not wear them. So, those women who choose to wear them are obviously doing so for a reason.
“Our initiative isn’t religious or politics-related,” Fetterman and her other partner Kristen Michaels said, according to TheBlaze. The women say they want to raise their daughters in a kinder, gentler world.
May we suggest they start by cutting ties with a philosophy centered on violence and the oppression of women?
Instead of the politically correct pablum of inclusion and diversity, how about we start indoctrinating our children with the term “assimilation”? That’s an oldie but goody that got our immigrant ancestors through tough times and made our country truly great.
Fetterman said her 5-year-old says about immigrants, “Why can’t they all move here? It’s more people for me to play with!” and that she feels the same.
Here’s where the irony becomes painful. Fetterman’s family moved to the U.S. from Brazil to feel safe. If we let everyone in from everywhere, then we’re no longer the safe haven; we turn into the very thing that good people are escaping from.
Logic. It’s such a stickler.
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