Women Against Islamization (VTI) notes that precisely on womensday Nike launhes a hijab for Muslim women – the so-called #NikeProHijab.
VTI recalls that the headscarf is forced upon women by the Islam and that according to mainstream Islamic teachings and women are inferior and responsible for the sexual morality of men. The headscarf is a symbol of the (sexual) discrimination against women. With tis Nike sports scarf the brand involves in the standardization and trivializing the headscarf. The headscarf is made ‘fashionable’, with the result that it will eventually becomes a fashion gadget and will be worn by non-Muslim women. As a result, the suppression of women is made acceptable. It is not because these headscarves may be worn voluntarily by some women, the misogynist symbolism disappears – which is, after all, formed by 14 centuries of Islamic theory and practice, under which many millions of women have greatly suffered and are still suffering today. Nike, as a popular sports brand, has a great social responsibility for people all over the world.
Nike abuses it’s popularity to make the inhumane headscarf mainstream and acceptable. In other words, Nike sells out women’s rights, and this on International Women’s Day!
VTI therefore calls for a boycott of Nike products. VTI has been pursuing for some time a campaign with the slogan ‘Headscarf? No pennies! “(See poster attached).
As part of this campaign VTI calls on people not to buy Nike products more and sticker and poster ‘Headscarf? No money! ‘