This cartoon perfectly sums up the burkini ban

Cartoon depicts how women's clothing is regulated by religious extremists as well as government officials

News Desk August 26, 2016
PHOTOl Khartoon! by KhalidAlbaih

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.

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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.


Shahji | 6 years ago | Reply @Pervez French Pm and cities have refused to lift the ban ever after court ruling , shows us yet again that democracy is best revenge even in France
Parvez | 6 years ago | Reply The court in France has rejected the ban on the burkini...... lesson of tolerance to be learned by the other side.
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