An important message for you from Amy Goodman

Your Donation: $
Tuesday, October 28, 1997 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: China and Human Rights
1997-10-28

Nike and Women–a Hypocrisy?

download:   Audio Get CD/DVD More Formats
DONATE →
This is viewer supported news

Sportswear giant Nike is facing trouble again. Already reeling from charges that it exploits children in its factories in Indonesia and Vietnam, women’s groups are now slamming the multinational company over its new advertising campaign.

Television commercials show women saying they will be stronger, healthier and more independent if they are allowed to play sports and wear Nike products.

Coalition of women’s groups say that the ad reaches a new level of hypocrisy, since Nike employs women in its Asian factories at low pay under poor conditions.

Guests:

  • Eleanor Smeal, the president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, a research and advocacy group promoting social, economic and political equality for women.
  • Vizhier Corpus, a spokesperson for Nike.

Related links:


Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.