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    Re: French pool bans 'burkini' swim

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    Were they humiliated because people could see their hair, just because they're heinous?
    They were absolutely beautiful women. You OTOH are a heinous human being.
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    Re: French pool bans 'burkini' swim

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    You mean with the full body suit that can't show if the body hidden has taken a shower in the last year?
    How are you really going to make that assessment? And I mean, what about one piece swimsuits? Those cover a large area too. In the end, this wasn't really done for sanitation reasons, but rather to target a specific people. If someone wants to wear a swimsuit with a hood, I don't see why that's anyone's business. The swimsuit won't have sanitation hazards and then you're just left at the level of people "bathing" before hand or whatever else you're worried about. But that's bound to happen on some level regardless of type of swimsuit being worn. So it doesn't seem like this was done for any other reason other than to target a specific group that the French have a known problem with.
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    Re: French pool bans 'burkini' swim

    It seems some people encourage there use

    In a lycra revolution, a cover-all swimming costume is bringing Muslim women on to Australian beaches as lifeguards, unzipping racial tensions which divided parts of Sydney little over a year ago.

    The two-piece "burqini", popular in the Middle East, is proving key to a reshaping surf lifesaving (snip) "We are also encouraged in Australia to cover up not due to modesty but for sun protection, so this is not just a modesty aspect swimming suit, it is also a protection against the sun, surf and sand,"
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    looks like swimsuits of the 1900s I wouldn't wear one, but I do swim in a tea-shirt if its really sunny

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    Re: French pool bans 'burkini' swim

    Quote Originally Posted by windovervocalcords View Post
    Really. What are the hygiene concerns?
    That is the very question I'm asking. They cited hygiene but I wanted to know what the issue was specifically...

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    Re: French pool bans 'burkini' swim

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    What if she just wanted to wear it? It's not oppression then. Maybe someone wants to. I mean ****, we give tickets out for people who run around outside naked in public. Is that oppression? I think at some point it's ok to demand cloths. And if someone wants to wear more than the minimum required, then so be it. It's stupid to make these laws, and these laws are nothing more than xenophobic attacks against a specific group that some folk in France (not the most accepting of folk) don't like.
    when you immigrate to a country you accept the customs of this country.

    In France, men are equal to women and people are free. Therefore, bans on burqas and burkini (which symbolize oppression of women and submission to traditions) are justified.

    There is another custom that says that people can't walk naked in the street, or that you can't swim naked in public swiming pools. Same principle.

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    Re: French pool bans 'burkini' swim

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    That is the very question I'm asking. They cited hygiene but I wanted to know what the issue was specifically...
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    Re: French pool bans 'burkini' swim

    Quote Originally Posted by bub View Post
    when you immigrate to a country you accept the customs of this country.

    In France, men are equal to women and people are free. Therefore, bans on burqas and burkini (which symbolize oppression of women and submission to traditions) are justified.

    There is another custom that says that people can't walk naked in the street, or that you can't swim naked in public swiming pools. Same principle.
    They symbolize oppression of women to you. There are plenty of women who wear their traditional Islamic clothing proudly.

    And the term 'burkini' is totally misleading. It is not like a burka at all.
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    Re: French pool bans 'burkini' swim

    Quote Originally Posted by bub View Post
    Therefore, bans on burqas and burkini (which symbolize oppression of women and submission to traditions) are justified.
    It symbolizes choice.


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    Re: French pool bans 'burkini' swim

    Quote Originally Posted by mixedmedia View Post
    They symbolize oppression of women to you. There are plenty of women who wear their traditional Islamic clothing proudly.

    And the term 'burkini' is totally misleading. It is not like a burka at all.
    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    It symbolizes choice.
    In too many cases, they are imposed

    and even when they are "chosen" it still symbolises submission to tradition

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    Re: French pool bans 'burkini' swim

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    It symbolizes choice.
    As far as I know those burkas, durkas or whatever were made in order to cover the woman's body so she wouldn't attract Muslim males.

    Care to elaborate as to how this symbolizes choice?
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