Burkini ban: another tool of patriarchy

OPINION by Thakira Desai So spring entered with a bang – an Islamophobic, sexist, and misogynistic bang! On Tuesday 24th August, French police indignantly strolled onto a beach in the seaside town of Nice to ‘institute’ French law and ensure that all beach goers were reasonably naked. More astonishingly, the[…]

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‘Naked breasts, not burkinis!’ – French PM

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls poured more oil onto the ongoing controversy over Islamic clothing in public places, when he appeared to suggest that head-to-toe coverings worn by Muslim women contravened the French spirit. Valls, who is considered to be on the right wing of the ruling Socialist party, invoked[…]

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