WARNING: The following post is racist because it’s critical of Muslims.
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.
Here’s a look:
— Rowaida Abdelaziz (@Rowaida_Abdel) March 7, 2017
Okay, I know I’m just an ignorant infidel, but as I understand it, the hijab is required for purposes of modesty. Some Muslim women believe they have to wear it or else their uncovered heads will inflame a man’s lust. That’s what they’ve been taught.
So what’s the purpose of pairing it with skintight leggings? Guys will go rape-crazy at the sight of your bare head, but not every single contour of your legs and buttocks?
I know, I know, it’s a religious thing. It doesn’t have to make sense. People can believe whatever they want to believe, no matter how contradictory and antiquated it is. That’s fine.
But imagine how different this would be if Nike geared its marketing toward the religious beliefs of fundamental Christians. Imagine putting a Nike swoop on this young lady’s athletic attire:
Would Nike be praised for being “inclusive,” or attacked for enabling the ritualistic subjugation of women?
Just kidding. It’s different because virtue must be signaled. Kudos to Nike for dragging women back to the 7th Century!