French ‘burkini’ ban, consequence of colonialist history


This video says about itself:

France’s Burkini Ban Rooted in Racist Colonial Past

18 August 2016

French civil liberties activist Yasser Louati says you can’t ‘free women’ by denying them individual choice.

French supreme court: ‘burkini’ bans are illegal.

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  2. HONG KONG — The woman credited with creating the so-called burkini said the controversy over efforts to ban the full-body bathing suit worn by some Muslim women has helped bolster demand for her invention, which she said was not meant to be a political statement.

    Aheda Zanetti, the Lebanese-Australian inventor of the swimsuit, said officials in more than a dozen French beach towns seeking to prevent women from covering up have misconstrued the purpose of the bathing suit.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/25/world/australia/burkini-ban-france-aheda-zanetti.html

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