The city of Cannes has banned the so called “burkini” a full body, head covering swimsuit worn by some Muslim women.
“Cannes Mayor David Lisnard issued an ordinance forbidding beachwear that doesn’t respect “good morals and secularism,” noting that swimwear “manifesting religious affiliation in an ostentatious way, while France and its religious sites are currently the target of terrorist attacks, could create risks of trouble to public order.””
Geez, “good morals” means whatever the heck people want it to, doesn't it? Pretty sure bikinis were banned on the same grounds before.
Trouble to the public order? Caused by a swim suit? The only thing I can come up with is that they are saying that Muslim women wearing these might be centred out for harassment or attacks.
So basically it’s a loyalty test on the beach. Prove you are a good little French citizen by blending in, because we don’t want to be bothered dealing with any harassment or violence that might come your way If you don’t.
Better not put a towel on your head while wearing a wetsuit on the beach in Cannes....
This reminds me of a story recently of a successful complaint made to the Ontario Human Rights commission after an 11 year old Muslim girl was ordered out of the swimming pool by the Condo board president for wearing a swim shirt and swim shorts. The Condo Board President (a man) didn’t have a problem with her brother’s swim shirt and swim shorts, but told her mother that the eleven year old girl should “be wearing a bikini”.
Because there is nothing in the slightest creepy about a man opining that a prepubescent girl should be wearing something more revealing, eh?