French police make woman remove clothing on Nice beach following burkini ban
Authorities in 15 towns have banned burkinis, citing public concern following recent terrorist attacks in the country
By Ben Quinn

My mom is super Christian. In accordance with her religious beliefs she doesn’t cut her hair, doesn’t wear shirts cut below the collarbone, doesn’t wear anything shorter than knee and elbow length, and doesn’t wear pants. These are very restrictive (and I believe sexist) beliefs, but they are hers. No one is forcing her to do this, she’s doing it because she wants to honor her idea of god. Many Muslim women are the same way. Yes there are people who are forced to do these things, when I was younger I was forced to live according to my mother’s beliefs, but that doesn’t mean that all women who live like this are being forced. What they are being forced to do is reveal themselves in a way that they believe dishonors god and that is wrong.

anonymous asked:

what do you think about the burkini ban in France? i'm trying to care but somehow i... don't...

well i had to google it. i don’t see how a person is harming anyone or interfering with public life by wearing this bathing suit. i understand not really caring, especially when you know that most of the women affected by the ban see women like us as dirty subhumans with no morals who deserve to be treated with contempt, but it does set a bad record. what if they pass laws next year that no tops are allowed at the beach? how many women will stop enjoying going to the beach because of it? personal liberties are important and i don’t like people testing the boundaries on how much they can chip away.

and there is something deeply unsettling with seeing males making a woman take her clothes off. like male police officers should be forbidden from interacting with women at all, unless it’s an emergency or something.