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thedailywhat:

This Might Not End Well of the Day: France’s controversial ban on full-face veils went into effect on Monday, making the public wearing of burqas and niqabs subject to a fine of 150 euros ($217) and a citizenship course. Individuals charged with forcing women to wear full-face veils could receive a much larger fine and potential jail time.
A leaflet informing police how to implement the law said it did not apply to private homes, hotel rooms, private office spaces, car interiors, and mosques, and that officers could not remove a veil by force, but would only be allowed to warn law breakers that they could be brought to a police station.
According to reports, despite being home to Western Europe’s largest Muslim minority, France has only about 2,000 women who wear full-face veils on a regular basis, and critics believe President Nicolas Sarkozy is “play[ing] up the Muslim question because he is an unpopular president in need of an easy vote-winner.”
In related news, 59 people participating in a banned protest to protest the ban were arrested on Saturday by French police.
[afp / bbc / irishtimes / reuters.]

Bolded part - How would they go about investigating that? What would be the probable cause to lead the police to think that was happening? I can see this being a way to further oppress Muslims in France. Not only would these women be fined for wearing a veil, but their relatives could be investigated if they do. Because, anything Muslims do, even what they wear, must have some sinister motive behind it and should be investigated? 
Fucking hell.

the-madame-hatter:

thedailywhat:

This Might Not End Well of the Day: France’s controversial ban on full-face veils went into effect on Monday, making the public wearing of burqas and niqabs subject to a fine of 150 euros ($217) and a citizenship course. Individuals charged with forcing women to wear full-face veils could receive a much larger fine and potential jail time.

A leaflet informing police how to implement the law said it did not apply to private homes, hotel rooms, private office spaces, car interiors, and mosques, and that officers could not remove a veil by force, but would only be allowed to warn law breakers that they could be brought to a police station.

According to reports, despite being home to Western Europe’s largest Muslim minority, France has only about 2,000 women who wear full-face veils on a regular basis, and critics believe President Nicolas Sarkozy is “play[ing] up the Muslim question because he is an unpopular president in need of an easy vote-winner.”

In related news, 59 people participating in a banned protest to protest the ban were arrested on Saturday by French police.

[afp / bbc / irishtimes / reuters.]

Bolded part - How would they go about investigating that? What would be the probable cause to lead the police to think that was happening? I can see this being a way to further oppress Muslims in France. Not only would these women be fined for wearing a veil, but their relatives could be investigated if they do. Because, anything Muslims do, even what they wear, must have some sinister motive behind it and should be investigated? 

Fucking hell.

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There is a country where the leading cause of death of pregnant women is murder by a partner. In this same country, more than a million women were raped in 2008 and women are much more likely to live in poverty than men. Local laws don’t protect their right to bodily freedom and integrity; some rape laws even state that once a woman initially consents to sex, she doesn’t have the right to change her mind.

You may have caught on by now — yes, I’m talking about the United States.

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— Jessica Valenti, in “Equality begins at home: U.S. lags pathetically behind other nations in some basic rights for women.” (via thedailyfeed)

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