Female Arab athletes under attack no matter how they dress

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Social media users have harshly criticised female athletes in various Arab delegations for showing too much or too little skin.

The hashtag, #Olympics_Women_Don’t_Represent_Us, opposing women’s participation in the games in general, garnered over 100,000 tweets.

But an Egyptian beach volleyball team was also mocked and humiliated on Arab social media for wearing long-sleeved T-shirts and leggings.

While many came out in their defence, there seems to be a minority set on criticising women in sport regardless of how they act.

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