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Normalization of Oppression: Nike Offers “Pro Hijab”

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The hijab represents the degradation and subjugation of women. It is a sign of a woman accepting responsibility for keeping men from being tempted — and if they are anyway, it is her fault and she must be punished, possibly even with honor killing. First the hijab entered high fashion, and now this. What next? Nike FGM kits?

“Nike Has A New Product For Muslim Women: The ‘Pro Hijab,’” by Zahraa Alkhalisi, CNN, March 7, 2017 (thanks to Todd):

PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — 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.

“I was thrilled and a bit emotional to see Nike prototyping a Hijab,” Lari said in a statement. “I’ve tried so many different hijabs for performance, and … so few of them actually work for me. But once I put it on and took it for a spin on the ice, I was blown away by the fit and the light weight.”…

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