Wednesday, December 2, 2015

This is the Opposite of Feminism

Sigh.

Women wearing a burqa will be fined £6,500 in Switzerland after local referendum to bring in the rule.

This is why I have an internal eye-roll (at least) when my fellow white people drool all over places like Switzerland for being sooooo progressive, like they're bastions of progress with no racism or sexism anywhere.

This is racism, Islamophobia, and sexism. The government of this Switzerland state originally wanted to ban face masks at demonstrations, too. That's definitely not a good thing, but at least it wouldn't have just been targeting Muslim women. Muslim women deal with enough without a bunch of hateful white people trying to fine the shit out of them for wearing what they want and expressing their religion how they want.

This is just such blatant hatred of Islam and of Muslim women. It targets them, and only them, and it's an affront to progressivism and an affront to feminism. Fuck you, Ticino.

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