Plenty, including the Women’s March, rejoiced when Macy’s announced it was introducing a hijab-friendly fashion line to its online catalog (but then again, they were boycotting the chain over its affiliation with the Trumps, so …).
That was last year. Now Nike is introducing its official Toronto Raptors hijab, “inspired by those brave enough to change the game.”
Color Herald Sun blogger Rita Panahi unimpressed:
While women in Iran risk their lives to fight against this tool of oppression, cowards in the West celebrate the hijab in the name of ‘diversity’ & commercial opportunity. Gross. https://t.co/I5qCWWmcum
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) September 13, 2019
Celebrating misogyny in the name of diversity. ??♀️ Veiling was invented by men & imposed upon women to control, separate and subjugate. The hijab/niqab/burqa/chador represent modesty culture, which requires women to cover up, marking those who don’t.https://t.co/uCRC6D9IBz
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) September 14, 2019
It’s true that Iran recently announced it was unleashing 2,000 “morality police” in response to protests in which women were taking off their state-mandated hijabs. We have seen a lot of celebration of the hijab in Western media, from Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue featuring a model in a hijab and burqini to the hijab-wearing Barbie doll to rap videos about wearing it.
But to a lot of people in the West, it’s tough to see the hijab, even made by Nike, as anything but a symbol of oppression.
Until the hijab is a choice both socially and politically, it is a tool of oppression.
— Machiatarian (@machiatarian) September 14, 2019
Poor western people. they are excited about the hijab because they are seeing the initial glimpse of it. They don't know hijab will hijack their freedom like an octopus and doesn't free them until they are dead.
— Vinod Kurunji (@VKurunji) September 14, 2019
Classic example of believing left wing hysteria rather than the women of Iran themselves. They won’t let the facts and reality get in the way of their virtuous political correctness.
— Paul Wilson (@PaulWil63694799) September 13, 2019
With so many women commenting on this matter and how difficult it is for women to be free in their home countries …why is it that Nike thinks they're doing a good thing?
— Everything Matters (@it_matters_2_me) September 14, 2019
Sweet. They can wear these in Iran while they're NOT allowed to watch sporting events. Some things just shouldn't be celebrated.
— Storm the Bipolar Chihuahua (@ModernPunx) September 14, 2019
Why just mention Iran? Women & gilrs in other countries including in India are being forced to wear Hijab.
— Gaurav Verma (@gv9195) September 14, 2019
It's Canada. Canada is lost to the cult of woke.
— Skinny Pete (@Miltonwaddams__) September 13, 2019
I’d agree, people should always be free to wear what they like which is why I don’t think there should be a ban on for example the Burka, Hijab or Niqab, however promoting or glamourising a symbol of female oppression in 2019 seems to me utterly insane.
— Jamie (@FrizerTizer) September 14, 2019
Even with this outfit, those ladies are not allowed to play in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and their satellites.
— Reham Khalil (@mkhalil) September 14, 2019
Gillette is now trying to figure out how to dip in this honey.
— M-Phatic (@M_Phatical) September 13, 2019
Nike capitalising on the ills of others?
They built an empire on it. This is just an extension
— Rick Savage (@Rico_Suavest) September 14, 2019
Just say no to the hijab.
— Hope (@Hoping4agirl) September 13, 2019
— Soma ?? (@somavij) September 14, 2019
— †êxå§†êñ†ïålï§†1845 (@texastentialis1) September 14, 2019
Many western people don’t understand what hijab represents. They don’t know what it means. They think it’s a choice, it’s not. It’s enforced on women, it objectify women. It’s about preventing men from sexually assaulting women, so they cover her.
— Darwin ?? (@o00_ex) September 14, 2019
I wonder where I'll be when leftists finally realize how incredibly conservative Islam is.
— LOU+TREZ=6GODS KAWHI+PG=213 (@Danie1Pontiu5) September 14, 2019
Probably about the same time their elementary schools start teaching their kids an LGBT-friendly curriculum.
Remember when the left used to oppose the Hijab as a symbol of gender oppression?
How the times have changed. And so quickly.
— Dean Chong (@DeanChong2) September 14, 2019
That’s why we’re forced to respect someone like Rep. Ilhan Omar who says wearing the hijab on the House floor meant “power, liberation, beauty, and resistance.”
Vogue cover star Rep. Ilan Omar explains how the hijab means resistance and liberation https://t.co/ALczmeVPWQ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 30, 2019