Nike Hijab Faces Media Backlash For “Cashing in on the Subjugation, Domination and Oppression of Women!" - BuzzFanzine

Nike Hijab Faces Media Backlash For “Cashing in on the Subjugation, Domination and Oppression of Women!”

Nike Hijab Faces Media Backlash For “Cashing in on the Subjugation, Domination and Oppression of Women!”

The Nike Pro Hijab has been in the making for quite some time now and the company has finally announced that the first-ever athletic hijab will hit the market in 2018. The product has been designed and tested by weight lifter Amna Al Haddad and figure skater Zahra Lari. But with every innovation comes criticism…

Amna decided to confront the backlash head-on by posting a letter of support of Nike. “It is a recent phenomenon where more women have expressed a need for it and more professional athletes have fought for rights to compete with a headscarf, and have an equal playing field. We made it big in the news, we couldn’t be ignored.”

At the end of the letter she expressed hope for the future, which is probably the most powerful part of her message. Amna really hopes that this sport hijab will inspire and encourage a whole new generation of women athletes that want to peruse sports professionally. It`s hard to disagree…

Here is Amna`s full letter:

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