i am against religious clothing because i'm against religion.
however, bans on religious clothing like france's appalling ban are less about secularity than they are about discriminating against SOME religions. because really, when you decide that it's not ok for women to cover their faces, you're not just making a declaration about women's faces. you already know WHICH women wish to keep their faces covered.
and fuck you, france.
and anyone else who wants to police women's dress. because let's make no mistake about it: this is much less about religion than it is about policing what women wear.
it's none of your damn business, ok?
personally, i tend to the modest side. i prefer to go about in all seasons in long sleeves and sometimes a hat. it has nothing to do with god (whom i believe simply doesn't exist) and nothing to do with body shame. i'm just more comfortable covered up.
also, i sunburn through clothing sometimes, so there's that.
i had a look at this little bathing costume that's causing such an international fuss.
really? that is totally something i would wear, especially the 3/4 length sun protecting model.
because when i go to the beach, i already go wearing tights and a long sleeve shirt. and often a HAT.
philosophically, i don't approve of religion. any religion, so i take a dim view of clothing that people feel they need to wear to fulfill their obligations under religion.
but i think it's more important for people to be able to go out into their world and interact with it dressed as they choose. i mean really? practically? you're not making the world more secular by forcing religious people to either abandon their clothing preferences or stay home. if you want a more secular society, you should really let people pass freely and dress however the hell they want and maybe it just won't be such a big deal.