The ban takes
back into darkness when women were considered a Chattel, a property of men to be used any way they can. France Osama Bin Laden and his ilk force women at to wear the Burqa at gun point, where as the French President is forcing women not to wear it. Are women a play thing for these men?
Women have come a long way forward to find freedom from primates and now, are we going to let Neanderthal Sarkozy reset the clock? Who is he to tell a woman what to eat, drink, wear and believe?
I hope all the French women wear Burqa one day to protect the liberties of the ones in danger. It is the wrong law to have passed and we cannot have such evil laws on our books.
First they came for Burqas and I did not care,
I did not wear the Burqa;
They came for Turbans and I did not care,
I did not wear the Turban;
They came for the Kippa and I did not care,
I was not Jewish;
The also came for the Cross and I did not care,
I was not a Christian;
Then the came for English and I did not care,
I did not Speak English;
Then the came for me and I Panicked
There was no one for me.
To bring about any cultural change in a given society, it has to be done through free will, particularly if it is not hurting or affecting others. Women have been wearing Burqa in
for a very long time and they should continue to wear if that gives them a sense of comfort, it is even more important today given the prevalent prejudices; we should not aggravate but mitigate it to build a cohesive society. France
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For women who are comfortable a certain way for ages, we just cannot walk in and "tell" them that it does not fit us and you need to change. There should be process of education but not enforcement. It is giving permission to other tyrants to be abusive to their minorities. Simply not acceptable - I am asserting that I am not for Burqa, it is not a religious requirement, but would not want any one to impose their ideas on others out of the blue.
The best ban would be ban on weapons and guns... terrorist use every which way they can to do the harm... what if the terrorists start wearing perfectly made masks that looks like Sara Palin, Hilary Clinton and others... you ban all women who are white and wear their hair the same way.... regulations is not the answer, change of our own attitudes in imposing regulations on others is the answer.
As I have said earlier some laws are downright wrong even if the majority approves it – California’s proposition 5, Farmers Branch on illegal residents, medical care for illegal residents, no Jews in Nazi land... stoning women (Iran) chopping hands for thievery (Saudi Arabia), harassing Sikhs in Afghanistan (majority rule and the stupid laws)... Killing for blasphemy (
Pakistan), Mayans cannot worship in public ( )... Terrorism will continue regardless and we have to work in mitigating it and not aggravating it. Mexico
As civil societies we need to hold the temptations to be mobs in the name of democracy; I hope the French speak up, if not they will be equated with
Afghanistan, Iran and . That’s what the oppressive right wingers want, not the French public, it is time for them to stand up and be counted as good humans that care for others. Saudi Arabia
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