Two French students protest Burka Ban in face veils & hot pants

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Here's some fierce Girlrilla street advertising. Two anonymous French students in their 20s recently donned niqābs and short shorts and strolled through the streets of Paris, making sure to hit several government ministry buildings. The women, one of whom is Muslim, call themselves "Niqabitches."

"We were not looking to attack or degrade the image of Muslim fundamentalists – each to their own – but rather to question politicians who voted for this law that we consider clearly unconstitutional," they said. "We want to de-dramatise the situation."

The French senate passed the law last month. It is due to go into effect early next year. A woman who chooses to defy the ban will receive a fine of 150 euros (£125) or a course of citizenship lessons, according to the Telegraph. A man who forces a woman to go veiled will be fined 30,000 euros and serve a jail term.

Via: copyranter


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I think everyone must be given freedom of speech but within the boundary of civilized territory.

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This is an interesting way to protest the new law, but I wonder how affective this will be. I think that there are better ways to fight for the right for people to be able to express their beliefs in public. Also, I think this lacks the cultural sensitivity that an affective protest would need.