Bitch on the Blog

August 26, 2016


Filed under: Despair,Errors,Ethics,Peace,Psychology — bitchontheblog @ 11:01
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I am incensed – for many reasons – about France’s burkini ban.

So we, in the sacred “WEST”, so concerned about women’s “rights”, come out and tell a woman what (not) to wear in public? Are people actually ticking alright? Four guys (police – law inforcers) standing around a woman on some beach making her take off clothes? In public? If this isn’t outrageous I don’t know what is.

It is violation. It’s indecent. It’s invasion of privacy.

Anyway, let me lighten up and reverse this. In the name of beauty, aesthetics and general psycho hygiene I’d like men AND women – particularly of the less than life enhancing bulk – to cover up. Don’t insult my senses. See how ridiculous this is? You can make up shit on any compost heap. Don’t let it stink out the place.



  1. We call them wetsuits here in northern California.

    Comment by Looney — August 26, 2016 @ 12:00 | Reply

    • Yes, Looney. And when Grace Kelly drove that helter skelter of a road down her husband’s kingdom of Monaco, and met her maker, I am sure she was wearing a headscarf. As did most women in those days. My mother didn’t. For reasons I still haven’t got to the bottom of – to this day she won’t wear an apron either. Not even in the kitchen – a place one (or I) would think it a most practical garment.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — August 26, 2016 @ 14:17 | Reply

      • Not to forget Isadora…..

        Comment by magpie11 — August 26, 2016 @ 14:18 | Reply

        • Oh Magpie. Isadora is largely responsible for why I don’t like wearing scarves. Though the last couple of years have started doing so (in winter). A bit like Russian Roulette – tempt fate. See what you can get away with.

          And then there was that Hitchcock character – red hair, probably Irish, potatoes, wheel barrow and ties. Cures you of all things tatty.


          Comment by bitchontheblog — August 26, 2016 @ 14:38 | Reply

  2. I would have hoped France would be more logical and progressive. I overestimated the French, obviously

    Comment by kylie — August 26, 2016 @ 12:27 | Reply

    • I don’t have any particular thought on the French. it’s more of a case of shrugging my shoulders in wonderment and think: Bien sur. Whatever tickles your snail in garlic butter.

      My key board can’t find l’accents to make the point: Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite. In no particular order.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — August 26, 2016 @ 14:21 | Reply

  3. Forcing women to remove their clothes in public is outrageous and sexist. It is as sexist to force a woman to remove a burkini as it is to force her to wear one. I’ve never been under the delusion that the French were rational or progressive. They want everyone to be the same …that is, to look, eat and behave as though they were French.

    Comment by snmaeder — August 26, 2016 @ 13:32 | Reply

    • Well, yes – I say, somewhat hesitantly and reluctantly. But you are right, with the French it appears it’s either “do it my way” or hit the road. Or some such.

      I have just been watching ten episodes of “Versailles” – a BBC indulgence charting Louis XiV the sun king’s adventures. As an aside: Give me his brother Philippe any time. I am well versed in history so it didn’t exactly enhance my understanding of the time. But I do like men with long hair. MY GOD, the hair, the long locks. Think Jesus Christ. And men’s clothes. All those flounces. Mind you, and apropos of nothing, la decolletage of the women at court and in the kitchen in somewhat stark contrast to what one would have expected. Still, let’s not forget that the French “invented” the little black dress.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — August 27, 2016 @ 02:25 | Reply

  4. Apaprently they are selling out in Marks and Sparks.
    Personally I’d like to see every paid up “feminist” in France go down to the beach dressed in a Burkini….

    Kylie, although I am against an established religion of any sort (C of E in the UK) I am opposed to restrictions being imposed on the wearing of (supposedly) scripturally defined symbols….( the christian cross is NOT such a symbol).

    I can not help but wonder how the french police would react to a turbanned Sikh on the beach, given that they apparently do not cut their hair. Jews working in public posts are not (apparently) allowed to wear their Yamulke either and nuns are not supposed to wear their habits in public (so I have heard)

    Whern it comes to musim womens’ dress there is actually no compulsion for them to wear Hijab etc. Certainly in the UK the choice is very much that of the woman. All muslims are suppose to dress modestly, including men, and the relevant passage in the Qu’ran is about much more intimate matters than hair or faces.

    How do I know this? I taught the children of Muslim parents for many years and have ha amny discusions on these matters with parents and Imams as wll as reading various translations of the Qu’ran.

    Comment by magpie11 — August 26, 2016 @ 14:01 | Reply

    • Thanks for that. Well written – by which I don’t mean just content but style.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — August 27, 2016 @ 02:26 | Reply

  5. “France’s highest administrative court on Friday suspended a ban on full-body burkini swimsuits that has outraged Muslims and opened divisions within the government, pending a definitive ruling.
    The court said in a statement the decree to ban burkinis in Villeneuve-Loubet “seriously, and clearly illegally, breached the fundamental freedoms to come and go, the freedom of beliefs and individual freedom.”

    Temporary ruling while the court ponders more, but it’s a good sign.

    Comment by cheerfulmonk — August 26, 2016 @ 15:33 | Reply

    • You are right, Jean. It is a good sign. And sense may yet prevail. However, it appears, and what he is playing at is anyone’s guess, Sarkozy of yesteryear makes a case for the ban to be applied all over France (should he be elected). Come again?


      Comment by bitchontheblog — August 27, 2016 @ 02:31 | Reply

  6. Ah what the rest of us need is a nun’s exemption certificate. Muslims only targeted. Sickens me. Outsize men in speedos need to be monitored closely also for hairiness and nausea. I could go on. Won’t.


    Comment by wisewebwoman — August 26, 2016 @ 18:26 | Reply

    • Indeed, cloaks/habits are fascinating. Speedos less so. On the whole I think more is more.

      As you say, there is one rule and then there is another. Depending on which side of an arbitrary border you are.
      Being reminded, and no doubt not lost on you considering your Irish origin, of the Magdalene Sisters. I once had a friend of Irish/Trinidadian extraction. His mother being the Irish. His (mother’s) narrative chilling to the bone.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — August 27, 2016 @ 02:43 | Reply

  7. It has just occured to me that a while back I heard that men are not allowed to wear bathing shorts on the beach in France but must wear Speedos or similar…..

    Comment by magpie11 — August 27, 2016 @ 14:38 | Reply

    • Just seen WWW’s comment….

      Comment by magpie11 — August 27, 2016 @ 14:39 | Reply

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