Burqini – chic and coming to a beach near you

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When I first heard of this product a few years ago, I’ll admit it made me laugh, even with me being a Muslim. It’s a swimsuit called the Burqini that’s designed for Muslim women.

Men and women in Islam are both asked to dress modestly but many of the swimsuits designed for women today are too revealing to allow them to do that. As you can see, the Burqini doesn’t show any skin but it’s not too loose to the point where it’s difficult to swim.

No woman should be denied the freedom to have a fun filled day at the pool or beach, which is why this company designed the Burqini. The more I thought about the product, the more I began to realize how awesome it is. It’s another way Muslims have been able to adapt to local cultures and customs without compromising their beliefs, an issue many religions face today.

The Burqini has gotten a lot of backlash from governments in Europe. But I don’t think any government has a right to tell people how to dress. How come a woman is not allowed to wear a burqini to a pool, but there’s no law saying she can’t wear a giant panda suit? If she wants to wear either of those outfits, hey go right ahead.

Amans indlæg gav ikke helt overrskende anledning til en del diskussion. Den mest begavede kommentar so far kommer fra Xeni Jardin:

I am a non-Muslim female. I fully support the notion that women of various faith — Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or other — might adhere to a more conservative, modest forms of presenting themselves.

You know what else is oppressive? Presuming that every woman wants to be practically naked in order to enjoy the sea or the pool or whatever. Some women, faith or no faith, would prefer for that experience not to be sexualized, or involve physical exposure.

Og hvis nogen har et sådant ønske, hvad skulle nogen så kunne have imod det?

Link: Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Burqini