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Stop Micromanaging women

Reader comment on item: ISIS Imposes a Partial Ban on Burqas

Submitted by Lynn M (United States), Sep 7, 2016 at 14:22

When there is no safety issue to the greater public, women should be free to choose their attire. Where the burqa is concerned, yes, there is a safety issue that might cause limits to be imposed up on it's use. However, the burqini is the creation of a woman which offers Muslim women freedom to get in the water and play on the beach. While providing the modesty that their beliefs require, it allows for freedom of movement and safety in the water, takes the place of sticky sun screen and celebrates the creativity of the Australian woman who both designed and cleverly named it.

As a Christian woman I would totally wear a burqini to the beach or especially in a pool . . . no more swim suit accidents (oops, where did my top/bottom go?), no more wet hair impairing vision, and a layer of added warmth. To burquini haters, I say get over it. . . it's the least of your Muslim related safety concerns.

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