French cities continue burkini ban

By: Sara Ringenbach ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~ The bathing suit counterpart to the burqa, the burkini, has received considerable pushback as Nice joins the growing list of cities in France that have instituted a ban on the swimwear. In total, 10 regions in France have implemented this ban at public beaches and pools, including Cannes, which cites a €38 ($43) fine for violators. The burkini is a full-body bathing suit with a hood designed to only expose the wearer’s face, hands and feet, similar to a wetsuit. Created in the early 2000’s by Lebanese-born Australian citizen Aheda Zanetti to observe … Continue reading French cities continue burkini ban