Friday, August 26, 2016

"Burkini Sales Go Up 200 Percent Since French Ban"

"After over a dozen French towns have banned women from wearing ‘burkinis’ – a swimsuit for women that leaves just the face, hands and feet exposed – a demand for the product has risen 200 percent worldwide, BBC News reported."
Aheda Zanetti, who lives in Australia and owns the trademark on ‘burkini,’ says online sales skyrocketed.

No man in this entire world can tell us what to wear or what not to wear,” she told BBC News.

On Aug. 12, the mayor of Cannes banned burkinis, calling them a “symbol of Islamic extremism,” following the July attack in Nice, for which ISIS claimed responsibility. Several other towns have since joined in on the ban, and any woman caught disobeying is charged a fine.

Photos emerged Tuesday showing several male police officers forcing one woman to remove her head covering on a beach in Nice.
I put the quotation in bold letters. I found it a little ironic. Just a tad.


bagoh20 said...

I'm no expert, but I assume Muslim women cover up more for the same reason religious women of all faiths do. When they don't, I bet they get more shit from other women than from the men.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

No one likes being told what to do, but this is a weird back and forth dynamic.

I know plenty of women (and men) who wear rash guards to avoid excessive sun.

AprilApple said...

It's TSA for the beach. Rules are rules.
Life sucks when radical Islam is on the rise. I'm all for freedom of dress, but I see the point. Why not just ban the Burka and set those women free?

After all, all those layers of fabric are perfect for bombs and boobie traps.

AprilApple said...

It's a good thing I'm not queen because I'd ban Islam until it could prove itself worthy of that so-called peace.

...and just to piss off Obama.

bagoh20 said...

Why don't they ban beards?

AprilApple said...

Can they hide a bombs in a beard?

Ban those silly ancient Islamic robes. Just ban Islam until it can reform itself. I know I'm a religious bigot - but so what? Islam chops heads off, burns people alive, and we sit back and wring our hands. Islam must denounce itself to set itself free. All of Islam must repent. I want groveling.

AprilApple said...

**Can they hide bombs in beards? *** correction.

edutcher said...


They must show solidarity with the oppressed.

Unless they are doing the oppressing.

bagoh20 said...

You can't hide bombs in a burkini - they are tight fitting, but you can hide bombs in a cooler under the beer. The reason for the ban was never to prevent hiding bombs. It was supposedly because it was an expression of extremism.

Anyway, French courts struck it down. Probably because it's stupid way to approach a problem that has nothing to do with choice of swimwear.

Trooper York said...

Ban Muslims not burka's.

It's simple.

ampersand said...

How about marketing the bro-ka? A full body covering for muslim men. No eye holes,mouth holes,ear holes or nose holes. 100% dry cleaners plastic wrap guarantee. No chance of Uncle Tanoose getting a boner espying the occasional female mustache.