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In the United States in 2012, of 295,000 career firefighters, only 11,000 or 3.8 per cent were women.
Of the 295,000, 27,900 were of Hispanic origin - around 9.9 per cent of the force.
So representation for Hispanic Muslim American women in the fire service is, presumably reasonably low.
That's why Twitter user Rahma's (@mexicaen) show of representation has been celebrated by the users around the world:
She's received 12,00 retweets and a lot of applause. Seriously.
Yasss🙌🏻 https://t.co/8WAgkJ5qKD — #SaveSheikhJarrah (@#SaveSheikhJarrah)
THIS IS TOO BADASS I CANT😍😍😍 https://t.co/aE2lQIQ6Ui — The Modest Movement (@The Modest Movement)
How can one be fire and a firefighter at the same time pls https://t.co/Dx5L7FSRoT — Sho (@Sho)
Queen, iconic https://t.co/t7nxDdnG0D — ☁️ (@☁️)
@mexicaen it's always great to see a hijabi breaking the "norms", showing em you're just as capable as anyone else! I salute you, sister!! 😄 — Caramel Bear (@Caramel Bear)
indy100 has contacted Rahma for comment.
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