Watch: French Students Protest Burqa Ban With High Heels, Mini-Shorts

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Two French students have discovered a creative way to protest against the burqa ban in France — walking around the streets of Paris in a niqab, high heels and mini-shorts. (via Telegraph)

In an online video of their Parisian march, two veiled women walk by various government offices.  In one scene, a police officer actually asks to take a photo of them.

According to their Twitter feed they are “protesting against the  burqa ban.”

An earlier tweet states,”we are not promoting niqab but we are against this discriminating law.” Their original video, with the Beastie Boys, can be viewed on vimeo.

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mikemartlet
mikemartlet

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However, the attire (mini shorts and high heeled shoes) of these protesting young women almost entirely negates the effect of the niqab and in some ways, by creating and air of mystery as in a carnival mask, makes them more attractive with it than without it. I suspect that many men would be quite happy for them to wear the niqab if such attired women were to compensate them by showing off their high heeled adorned legs (always a sexual stimulus) in this manner. I certainly found them very attractive and I found myself wondering whether their facial attraction matched their legs.

Objectification? ....... yes obviously, - we westerners (at least) are all here because our parents initially objectified each other.

Best wishes,

Mike (mikemartlet)

mikemartlet
mikemartlet

Unfortunately, as usual, there is no understanding by these feminist and Islamic (culture rather than the actual Koran) inspired protesters of how their protest will be perceived by the males they are trying to influence.

Men (the majority of heterosexual men) are attracted visually to the opposite sex in the first instance; it is the visual attraction that causes us to bother to try to make acquaintance with members of the opposite sex. As the relationship develops, it of course generally (at least in most long term relationships) moves on to other things such as character, intellect, education, and things in common, such as a sense of humour. One of the arguments against the Niqab (when combined with an abaya or jilbab) is that it prevents women from forming relationships with members of the opposite sex that they are attracted to; this is of course its purpose and it keeps young women as chattels of their parents to be traded as brides in arranged marriages rather than allowing them the adult freedom to make their own relationships as we do in the west.

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Mike (mikemartlet)