Good reading on the politics of Islamophobia and rebranding of Islam
I was the quintessential girly-girl when I was little. My parents would tell me stories of how I used to scream bloody murder if I was not put in a dress and tights with ruffles on the butt. I walked around the house in those plastic high heels with cheap dollar store blue eyeshadow and waxy pink lipstick. I grew up on Barbies. Every year for Christmas my grandmother would buy me the Christmas edition doll and I would stare at her in the box and wish I could take her out and play with the gorgeous gown. She was so cool, all I wanted was to BE her. As I grew up, however, I realized that not all of us can be like Barbie and in fact, it isn’t entirely healthy to idolize her.
Sports Illustrated published their current Swimsuit Issue featuring Barbie…
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