ALERT THE PRESS
In an effort to protect marginalized women from extremism, progressive country outlaws the only attire available to marginalized women seeking to broaden their experiences by swimming. The local law enforcement can now help these women acclimate to the progressive culture by forcing them to strip in public places, giving fines, and intimidating them off the beach and back into their limited marginalized existence.
That was satire by the way… But this unfortunately isn’t…
Armed police order Muslim woman to remove her burkini on packed Nice beach
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3754395/Wealthy-Algerian-promises-pay-penalty-Muslim-woman-fined-France-wearing-burkini.html#ixzz4IGHHXXmJ
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The Burkini Explained
I invented the burkini in early 2004, it was to give women freedom, not to take it away. My niece wanted to play netball but it was a bit of a struggle to get her in the team – she was wearing a hijab. My sister had to fight for her daughter to play, had to debate the issue and ask, why is this girl prevented from playing netball because of her modesty?
I remember when I first tested the burkini. First I tested it in my bathtub, I had to make sure it worked. Then I had to test it by diving in it, so I went to the local pool to test that the headband would stay put, so I went to Roselands Pool, and I remember that everyone was staring at me – what was I wearing? I went right to the end of the pool and got on the diving board and dived in. The headband stayed in place, and I thought, beauty! Perfect!It was my first time swimming in public and it was absolutely beautiful. I remember the feeling so clearly. I felt freedom, I felt empowerment, I felt like I owned the pool. I walked to the end of that pool with my shoulders back.