We may be living in the 21st Century but it seems society isn't done dictating how women should dress.
The recent burkini ban on some seaside resorts in France is a case in point. Inspired by it, Khalid Albaih, the artist who created the Choices for Syrian Children... cartoon which went viral, has now come up with another illustration depicting how women's clothing is regulated by religious extremists as well as government officials.
French police make woman resting on Nice beach remove 'burkini'
The cartoon depicts side by side figures of two men standing over a kneeling woman. On the left, a woman is given a ticket by the police for having her hair covered. On the right, the same woman (minus a head covering) is written up for exposing her hair by two men dressed in what appears to be traditional religious clothing.
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Albaih captioned the photo: Laws - To cover or uncover? Women in France are having their liberties stripped in the name of freedom, while others in the name of religion.
Some people drew their own comparisons about the whole issue.
1925 vs 2016. 90 years later and we're still policing women on what they wear to the beach. #BurkiniBan pic.twitter.com/gOUKM8H8NZ— Matthew Ruddle (@RuddleMatthew) August 24, 2016
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