A mayor in the South of France issued a letter stating that the international retailer H&M must prohibit employees from wearing a hijab.
Two popular family beaches in Dubai are now requiring women to “wear respectful swimwear” and “be fully covered.”
Halima Aden first came to the United States when she was 7, after her family left the refugee camp in Kenya where Aden was born. Since settling into Minnesota’s growing Somali community — according to census data, the largest such community in the U.S. — Aden has thrived and is currently attending Saint Cloud University. But the 19-year-old’s current claim to fame is the fact that she’ll be competing in the Miss Minnesota beauty pageant this weekend (Nov. 26–27) in a hijab, burkini, and other fully covering garb — a first for the state.
As the burkini ban reminds us, sometimes it feels like no matter how much or how little a woman chooses to wear in public, she’s wrong.
Cannes Mayor David Lisnard has banned burkinis from local beaches, but one businessman is fighting back by paying the fines of women who defy the ban.