August 15, 2016

Women’s Clothing Banned After Men Fight About It

We wish this headline was an exaggeration, but that’s what happened when an argument escalated quickly on a beach in Corsica. It started when a few men were photographing women in burqinis, or fully-covered swimwear, without their consent. The men continued to photograph the beach-going women after the women made it clear that they did not want to be photographed. A fight eventually broke out after 40 Corsicans arrived to defend the creepy photographers, resulting in at least four people injured, including a pregnant woman. However, rather than penalizing those who were engaged in the violence on both sides, Corsica decided to ban the burqini for “inciting” the drama. The famed French island is the third place in France to ban the burqini, following Villeneuve-Loubet, who banned the bathing garb for “hygienic reasons.” 

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