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True Dough

(17,223 posts)
Fri Aug 26, 2016, 08:44 AM Aug 2016

Share a burkini photo on social media? French deputy mayor threatens to sue!

Vive la liberte!

A French politician has threatened to file a lawsuit against anyone who shares photos or videos of police enforcing a ban on the burkini — the full-body bathing suit, designed for Muslim women, that has suddenly become a symbol of religious and social tensions in France. The statement comes after the widespread circulation of photos showing a Muslim woman removing her clothes in front of four male police officers on a beach in Nice.

Christian Estrosi, president of the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and deputy mayor of Nice, said in a statement Wednesday that the photos "provoke defamatory remarks and threats" against police agents. He added that legal complaints have already been filed "to prosecute those who spread the photographs of our municipal police officers and those uttering threats against them on social networks."


Suck it, Mr. Deputy Mayor!!

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Share a burkini photo on social media? French deputy mayor threatens to sue! (Original Post) True Dough Aug 2016 OP
I feel sorry for those women who have no choice lostnfound Aug 2016 #1
Excellent post! True Dough Aug 2016 #2
Oh for the freedom of the EU... pipoman Aug 2016 #3
This one's a tough call Tsiyu Aug 2016 #4


(16,157 posts)
1. I feel sorry for those women who have no choice
Fri Aug 26, 2016, 09:00 AM
Aug 2016

Setting aside the women who cover up so completely out of choice, which is perhaps the majority...
The fact is that there are also plenty of women who cover up because of their "conservative" fathers, uncles, brothers, or husbands who threaten or intimidate them.

I've always felt sorry for them -- the ones afraid of honor killings, the ones afraid of being kidnapped and taken back to more restrictive countries -- just as I feel sorry for those women in America who have abuaive, jealous spouses or boyfriends that want to control where they go or what friends they have or who they talk to on the telephone.

But now I have another reason to feel sorry for them --- they won't be able to go to simply go sit and enjoy the beach. Because for some of these women, they simply will be forced to stay home. And having grown up happily with the soul-enriching peace of nearby beaches, that is a big reason to feel sorry for them.

Why do so many problems -- in this case, a crazy hateful man committing mass murder -- end up with further repression of women?


(18,186 posts)
4. This one's a tough call
Fri Aug 26, 2016, 11:14 AM
Aug 2016

I understand in Nice they are still angry and reeling from a terrorist attack. I understand that Western-thinking people want to say "get with the times or we'll make you get with the times."

But I've seen a very similar outfit as in the OP pic on Florida and California beaches. It's called a wet suit. It's not offensive to me, unless the woman herself does not want to wear it.

I completely agree with lostinfound who said the women lose either way.

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