Vagina police

Supporters defend Muslim gymnast’s attire in wake of genital critics


Malaysian gymnast Farah Ann Abdul Hadi was criticized for wearing a leotard — the traditional attire for gymnasts in competition — at the Southeast Asian Games because some said it showed too much of her anatomy. And now, her supporters are fighting back. A Facebook page backing the gymnast received 12,000 likes over the past couple of days culminating with a message from Abdul Hadi thanking everyone for the support. Hadi has been contending with “Aurat trolls,” the nickname given to her critics who say that her leotard reveals too much of the shape of her vagina (Aurat meaning genitalia in this context.) The reproach of her attire comes from Muslim groups looking for ways to keep Muslim female athletes Sharia-law compliant.

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