Traditional clothing versus global fashion:

 

- Should Europe tolerate or ban the burqa and other face-coverings?

- Bikini versus burkini: a clash of values or two different statements of fashion in an open society?

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In my opinion, the common project of all Europeans is freedom, which means choosing your own religion but also choosing your own clothes, and muslim women do not have a choice when being raised in Islam. Stop imposition. Respect choice above all.

Votes: 0

Banning burqoa and burkini might lead to discrimination. If women feel more secure and free wearing it, then let them do it. We need to respect everyone and do not forbid people to wear what they want.

Votes: 1

As long as we are discussing the clothes of women, not of all gender, it is the wrong question and something wrong in society and Europe.

Votes: 2

It's not about a dress code, it's about freedom. Globalisation and social medias have always taken the images of different girls in the eastern countries. Oriental women, especially in the globalised era, are seeing how different are life conditions for them: then, a simple protest against burkini is sometimes the synonymous of an objection against the misoginous rules they have to follow in their daily lives. So if people are really open-minded as they prattle on socials, they must let girls choose on their own. Their bodies, their rules: it's up to them to decide about their own dress code.

Votes: 3

If they choose the wear a burqa, they should be allowed to do so. If they want to wear a burkini then they can wear it. If they re forced to wear it, then it is not OK. This isn't a religious freedom issue, it's an issue of personal freedoms. No state should be able to tell me what to wear on my free time. But! If you work for the state or a company and they don't allow it at customer service related jobs, then you should follow the dress codes at work.

Votes: 3

You do not give more freedom to people by banning something. What is wrong in not showing your body? Should we also ban scarves and hoods/hats because people can cover their mouth and nose, keeping only the eyes visible? If this is a major security issue you ban every single piece of clothing than can cover the face, otherwise you leave people alone with how they choose to dress, even when they go swimming.
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Votes: 5

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It's up to the people themselves to decide what they want to wear. Nothing the state should interfer with. It is totally illogical to allow and even pressure women to put bikini and have the bikini body and to want to ban the burkini. Although, it should be something that should be debated in schools and public spaces for all women to chose consciously for themselves what to wear.

Votes: 9

It's up to the people themselves to decide what they want to wear. Nothing the state should interfer with. It is totally illogical to allow and even pressure women to put bikini and have the bikini body and to want to ban the burkini. Although, it should be something that should be debated in schools and public spaces for all women to chose consciously for themselves what to wear.

Votes: 9

There is no need for the state to get involved in telling its citizens how to dress. We may draw some limits to this, though, including requiring people by law not to go fully naked in public. As we can see in Austria, an attempt to regulate face-coverings can very easily back-fire and overwhelm police with lots of work, where they have to decide on a case-by-case basis whether a scarf wrapped around the face in cold whether is crossing the line or not. This shows what a practical disaster this unnecessary over-regulation brings. It would be fully sufficient - and indeed much more sensible - to require people to not wear any face-covering clothes in particular circumstances (airports, public offices, during police controls, etc.). To suppress any religious clothing because of its religious or cultural association is to destroy the neutrality of the secular state - but we need the secular state! If the state starts taking sides in interrelogious and intercultural disagreements on taste and fashion, it undermines its own authority

Votes: 13

I believe that Europe must be tolerant with the religions. However , Burqua ,Burkini and other face covered don't give the freedom to people to show their faces which are their identity . It isn't a theme of the terrorism and the security . It's all about the Freedom and Human Rights .

Votes: 25

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