Now that Playboy has officially stopped showing naked bodies, they're swinging the other direction by featuring their first Muslim woman wearing a hijab. Is Playboy becoming a feminist magazine?
It seems counterintuitive for a woman who wears a headscarf for modesty to be appearing in the same publication Pamela Anderson famously asked her children's permission to appear in. But, despite her obvious beauty, 22-year-old Noor Tagouri is actually in the men's magazine as part of their "Renegades of 2016" series, which includes "men and women [who] will change how you think about business, music, porn, comedy, gaming and more."
In her feature, Playboy shines a light on Tagouri's work as journalist and activist, giving her the platform to discuss her new job as a reporter for Newsy. This makes her not just the first woman wearing a hijab to appear in Playboy, but also the first to work as a news anchor.
While the current distrust of Muslims in this country would indicate a difficult path as a journalist, the 2015 TedX speaker believes her hijab makes her more trustworthy to her subjects.
To be honest, I think being a hijabi Muslim woman, helped me gain that trust. I know what it’s like to have the narrative of our community be skewed and exploited in the media. I was like, “Hey, I know what it’s like to be misrepresented in the media.
If a woman who is used to being misrepresented in the media can trust Playboy, it won't be long before we're seeing critical feministic analysis on Brazzers.