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Many Muslim women wear modest attire, yet their needs aren't always catered to when it comes to the world of athletics. The lack of swimwear options is such a problem that "a lot of Muslim girls never learn how to swim," Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad told the New Yorker. Now, Nike has launched a new modest swimwear line specifically with the needs of those women in mind.

The Nike Victory Swim Collection comes from listening to athletes from diverse communities. They found a lack of options for female athletes, specifically when it came to swimwear. Many female athletes felt that most modest swimwear options leave them feeling weighted down or wondering if their hijabs would stay in place while swimming.

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This Innovative Hijab Keeps Muslim Women Athletes Cool

Veil’s Cool Dry headscarf is not only climate-controlled, it’s also waterproof.

A new apparel company called Veil is trying to make life easier for Muslim women athletes who wear the headscarf. Their debut product is called the Cool Dry, a headscarf that is not only waterproof, but also promises to be climate-adaptable. The scarf is equipped with cooling technology that reflects heat rather than absorbing it, keeping the fabric seven to 10 degrees Farenheit cooler than the outside temperature. As a bonus perk, the scarf is laser-cut, which means the edges won’t chafe with excessive movement.

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Canadian Judge Says Muslim Woman Isn’t #SuitablyDressed for Court

The judge postponed her case because she wouldn’t remove her hijab.

Rania Al-Alloul. Screencap of CBC News video.

A Canadian judge revealed herself to be a racist, bigoted jerk when she refused to hear the case of a Muslim who wears the hijab. Judge Eliana Marengo told Rania Al-Alloul that she wasn’t “suitably dressed” for the court and that she would have to remove the headscarf if she wanted to present her case. Al-Alloul, who was in court to get her car back after it was impounded by the police, refused to do so. Judge Marengo then adjourned court.

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