Nothing is more ‘pro-woman’ than an elite athlete wearing misogynistic-compliant head covering.
How long before these things become mandatory for all female athletes?
It is for ‘modesty’, they say.
Because it’s sinful in Islam for a woman to display beauty, including her hair to men that are not her husband.
Otherwise, Achmed may get aroused by seeing unbound hair and the next thing you know, Taharrush Gamea.
That’s Egypt vs. Germany, by the way.
What a glaring difference in cultural practices!
Here is the Nike ad released in the Middle East:
Nike will soon begin selling a performance hijab for Muslim women athletes.
The head cover, called the “Nike Pro Hijab,” boasts a single-layer pull-on design made from lightweight polyester in dark, neutral colors. The fabric’s tiny holes will make it breathable while remaining opaque, a requirement for hijab-wearing women.
Nike said it began developing the hijab after some Muslim athletes complained about wearing a traditional head scarf during competition.
The design process took 13 months, and the final product will be available for sale in the company’s Spring 2018 season.
Nike said the hijab is already being worn by Emirati figure skater Zahra Lari.
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Isn’t it funny that when women are oppressed and treated as chattel in Islam and are freed, the first thing many do is tear off that headscarf?
Nike can make whatever they want and sell it.
Because that’s the beauty of the free market.
But this particular garment is misogynistic in nature.
It stems from a cultural practice that essentially says that men cannot control their lust, so the burden is placed on women to not make themselves too attractive to men.
Check out this billboard in Tehran that says ‘Hijab is security’:
Is Nike complicit in the oppression of women by normalizing the hijab?
Let us know in the comments.