Modest swimsuits made headlines today as a Muslim woman was denied entry to a public pool in France because she was wearing a head-to-toe swimsuit, also referred to as a “burqini”. The 35-year-old woman had swam previously at this pool in July wearing the same suit.
Officials say the outfit is unhygienic and potentially harmful to other swimmers.
The woman, a convert to Islam, has complained to police that the ban is discriminatory.
In 2003, the burqini was designed by Australian woman Aheda Zinetti so that Muslin women could swim and still maintain their modesty.
Is it fair that the 35-year-old woman was banned for her choice of swimsuit?
What are your thoughts?