Saturday, April 9, 2016

MYOB (Burkini)

April 9, 2016

Another item that’s exercising the “We’re grumpy about everything” crowd is the burkini. It’s a bathing costume that completely covers the body. It’s not unlike those of the early 20th Century, but more stylish. It also covers a portion of the wearer’s face, to comply with Muslim religious standards.

And some people are griping that it’s oppressive.

I don’t have much experience with oppression, but I never pictured oppressed women frolicking on the beach in the first place. And if women want to dress modestly in public, why shouldn’t they? Not everybody insists on showing everything they’ve got.

So relax, and let other women make their own fashion decisions. It’s their choice. Really.

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