Posts tagged ‘burkini’

August 25, 2016

Burkini Ban : French Farce

by duncanr

the french motto ‘Liberté, égalité, fraternité‘ seems rather hollow given some French mayors have banned women from wearing the ‘burkini’ swimming costume on the beach

and while the french prime minister sees the burkini as ‘enslaving’ women – apparently because he thinks the decision to wear the burkini is forced on a woman by her male partner rather than her own choice, he sees nothing ironic in another set of men ordering her not to wear it

as Mitch Benn says on Twitter . . . The case that one should not dictate what women can & can’t wear is perhaps not best made by dictating what women can & can’t wear

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and as to the argument that . . .

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August 1, 2010

Burkini Ban

by duncanr

A couple of weeks ago, 2 women were banned from using a swimming pool in France because they were wearing burkinis – – a swimming costume worn by Muslim women to preserve their modesty.

Of course this was not an anti islamic act, it was made solely on the basis of ‘hygiene reasons’.

I’m not too sure why a garment that covers most of the body poses more of a hygiene risk than a skimpier costume. But hey, what do I know, though . . . .

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