Samantha Elauf, was rejected a sales job at the age of 17, by Abercrombie and Fitch Company, due to her appearance which included a head scarf, in 2008. This brave girl challenged the most powerful government in the world and won the case by 8-1 votes. On the other hand, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued the company immediately, according to the instructions of the court. This act of bravery by Samantha has cleared many misunderstandings about the Muslim women, as well as has encouraged ladies to fight for their rights without depending on any one. It has been reported that many ladies face employment discrimination in the western world due to religious matters and they face rejection even if they deserve the position. The steps Samantha took have empowered women to always fight against discrimination and injustice.

BAILA RIAZ,

Karachi, June 2.