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Haute Elan’s burkini collection would have been considered far too scandalous a century ago in Europe or in the US. They would have been accused of being far too revealing of bare skin. In France, women bathed in ankle-length garments at that time. At best they wore bloomers that showed a flash of calf. Culture demanded women to be covered up in loose clothing while swimming. In Boston, Australian swimmer Annette Kellerman was arrested in 1907 for wearing a figure-hugging one-piece ankle length swimsuit.
It is important to remember that this ban isn't directed at women. It is actually meant to strike a blow at the patriarchal oppression of women. France wants no part in this systematic inequality and is also wary of the influence that these orthodox attitudes can have in pushing their own society back in time.
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PARIS, Aug 26 (Reuters) - A top French court on Friday suspended a ban on full-body burkini swimsuits that has angered Muslims, feminists and civil liberties campaigners. The ruling by the Council of...
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In case you've been living under a rock for the last week, you might have missed the outrage going on about women's beach attire on the other side of the channel. No it's not about women trying to #fr...
The fashion police are now out monitoring, and threatening with pepper spray, covered women who can potentially destroy laïcité and maybe even the very foundation of French society. Gasp. Oh France, you have just revealed to ISIS and other extremist groups what you fear the most -- a Muslim woman wearing what's essentially a wet suit with a hood. Now prepare to have an army of burkini-clad women climb the Eiffel tower and declare France an Islamic state.
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An anti-Islamophobic group has filed a complaint in France’s highest administrative court over the decisions.
The mayor of Cannes has banned full-body, head-covering swimsuits worn by some Muslim women from the resort's beaches. The ban on so-called burkinis, at the height of the French Riviera holiday season...