Sunday, August 21, 2016
Note To France: You're Being Ridiculous
It's amazing how applicable Sarah Silverman's convention smackdown of the Bernie Bros is to larger issues in the world. Latest case in point: France's assault on conservative Muslim dress for women (as in, the "burkini").
What is France's problem? In a liberal, tolerant, pluralistic society, people should be able to be comfortable in their own skin. And if this means they want to cover up that skin, BFD.
Dear France: We're sorry, but this is exactly the wrong tack to take. Let them wear whatever they want. It's when you start banning things like burkinis that you sow resentment and anger. It's so simple and so logical, that we can't believe you don't get it. We cats HISS.