官方APP下载:英语全能特训(微信小程序版,支持苹果手机、安卓手机)
创办于2003年
UNSV记不住?那就记中文谐音“忧安思危”吧!
  Slow and Steady Wins the Race!
UNSV英语学习频道 - Slow and steady wins the race!
公众微信服务号
英语全能特训(微信公众服务号)
UNSV英语学习频道淘宝网店
客服短信:18913948480
客服邮箱:web@unsv.com
初级VIP会员
全站英语学习资料下载。
¥98元/12个月

Hijab Gets More Acceptance from Business

阅读次数:


VIP会员专享下载:(非VIP会员无权下载!如果想下载,但还不是VIP会员,请点此订购
下载方式:使用鼠标右键(注意是鼠标右键!)点击下面的MP3音频/MP4视频链接,然后选择“另存为…”。
MP3节目录音 MP3节目录音  MP3同步字幕 MP3同步字幕 
文章正文
同步字幕

The hijab is one of the most recognized symbols of Islamic culture.

The hijab is a head covering for women to wear in public.

Advertisers, technology companies and fashion designers are gaining interest in the hijab. It is becoming more popular among athletes as well.

Recently, Apple announced 12-new emoji characters it plans to make available later this year. One of the characters is of a young woman wearing a hijab.

New Apple emoji.
New Apple emoji.

Reuters reports that major fashion and sporting equipment companies are creating hijabs. Nike said it plans a spring 2018 release of a breathable hijab that women can use while exercising or playing sports.

And hijabs are becoming more common in Western advertising by companies such as H&M and Gap.

Muslims are a big market for business. In 2010, the Pew Research Center estimated a Muslim population of 1.6 billion people.

But the hijab’s growing acceptance has limited meaning.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is a civil rights group for Muslims.

It says Muslim-Americans still face discrimination.

Women wearing hijabs can be at particular risk for abuse and other mistreatment because the head covering identifies them as Muslim.

But the increasing acceptance of the hijab might help change behavior.

Amani al-Khatahbeh is the founder of the online publication MuslimGirl.com.

She told Reuters that popular brands of clothing are in a good position to produce social good. She said popular brands can help increase understanding of Islam and improve its public image.

But al-Khatahbeh said including Muslims in advertising and product development should not be all about profits.

She said businesses have a responsibility to support more acceptance of Muslims.

“It can easily become exploitative by profiting off the communities that are being targeted right now,” she told Reuters.

Other signs of more acceptance include a Vogue Arabia magazine cover. In June, for the first time, the magazine’s cover was a photograph of a model in a hijab.

Somali-American Halima Aden received international attention last year when she wore a hijab and burkini during an American beauty competition. A burkini is swim clothing that covers the entire body, except for the face and hands.

Aden posted a video on her Instagram account.

In the video, she said, “Every little girl deserves to see a role model that’s dressed like her, resembles her, or even has the same characteristics as her.”

Bruce Alpert adapted this story for VOA Learning English based on a report by Reuters and other sources. Caty Weaver was the editor.

We want to hear from you. Write to us in the Comments Section and share your views on our Facebook Page.

Words in This Story

symbol - n. an action, object, event, etc., that expresses or represents a particular idea or quality

advertiser - n. a company or person who makes the public aware of something, such as a product, that is being sold, usually for a fee

fashion designer - n. a person who creates clothes in new styles

emoji - n. a small image used to express an idea or emo a small digital image or icon used to express an idea, emotion, mostly in electronic communicate

exploitative - adj. to use someone or something in a way that helps you unfairly

deserve - v. used to say that someone or something should or should not have or be given something

resemble - v. looks like somebody or something else

网友的学习评论(0条):
版权所有©2003-2019 南京通享科技有限公司,保留所有权利。未经书面许可,严禁转载本站内容,违者追究法律责任。 互联网经营ICP证:苏B2-20120186
网站备案:苏ICP备05000269号-1中国工业和信息化部网站备案查询
广播台