The bikini was initially called provocative for showing too much of a woman's body. The body-covering burkini's is provocative for different reasons. Much of world was outraged over a picture that recently went viral on social media: French policemen requiring a Muslim woman to take off her body-covering burkini on the Riviera. In France and Germany, veils are associated with terrorism, cultural change and the conflict between western secularism and religious tolerance. But, for Muslim women, it's not always a question of choice. Some may want to identify with Islam. Others are required to cover up — like it or not. Can a Muslim American be a feminist — and cover herself at the same time?
The battle over burkinis… beyond the beach
- Vivienne Walt - Time magazine - @vivwalt
- Laila Alawa - The Tempest - @lulainlife
- Asra Nomani - Muslim Reform Movement / Pearl Project - @asranomani
- Shamil Shams - Deutsche Welle - @ImamShamil