Brittney Griner caught the attention of the masses when she was a college basketball at Baylor University. Currently she is a player with the Phoenix Mercury of the Women’s National Basketball Association and now she is joining another team: Nike’s.
Brittney has been tapped to model for the sports brand. She will become the first openly gay athlete to sign with Nike.
But the excitement doesn’t stop there, the 6’8″ Brittney won’t be styling in sports bras, she’ll be modeling men’s apparel. The contract supposedly reflects Griner’s more androgynous clothing style and according to ESPN, the style is being picked up by more and more major sports companies, so naturally Nike wanted to be the first to tap the niche market.
I love this! Why should a woman who feels comfortable in so-called men’s clothes have to wear anything else but that. Society has accepted lesbians, gays, trans-sexual people to a certain extent and it is time to open all doors and minds when it comes to human’s. We are bleed red, we all love, we all breath the same air and want to be accepted, whether its from society or our own family.
So much hatred comes from closed minds and the wrongs things being taught. Change is definitely needed across the lands for a better world.
But, on a bigger and worldwide issue is:
Nike’s Indonesia contractors are accused of horrific labor practices that range from vicious name-calling to physical injury, running sweatshops that would be illegal back in the bucolic burg of Beaverton, Oregon, where Nike has its corporate HQ.
According to the AP report, the 10,000 workers in the Taiwanese-managed plant are mostly women who earn 50 cents an hour. “They throw shoes and other things at us. They growl and slap us when they get angry. It’s part of our daily bread,” said a 23 year-old worker from the embroidery division.
THIS IS AN EPIDEMIC WITH US CORPORATIONS & A STRIKE OF BUYING THESE GOOD NEEDS TO HAPPEN IN ORDER FOR THEM TO CHANGE.