As reported by the BBC today a ban on face covering veils came into force in France. I can't believe they've actually brought this new law into place, surely it is an infringement of the human rights.
I understand that there is fear around the veil and especially the Burkha because you can not see the person inside.
I understand that some women are forced or coerced into covering their faces.
I understand that there are calls for this across Europe.
But, seriously, the wearing of veils is usually a decision made by the women themselves; it allows them to go about the world without feeling watched. Many women report feeling safer and less objectified, it's their choice, allow them to continue.
I truly hope this law does not spread across Europe.