Thursday, September 1, 2016

French PM: 'Naked Breasts Represent France Better Than A Headscarf'

Eugène Delacroix’s 1830 painting Liberty Leading the People. Wikipedia

The Guardian: French PM suggests naked breasts represent France better than a headscarf

Manuel Valls faces criticism for comments regarding Marianne, a symbol of republic, in context of continuing burkini ban row

The French prime minister has drawn criticism for suggesting that naked breasts are more representative of France than a headscarf, in the latest flare-up of the bitter political row over the burkini.

Manuel Valls, who clashed with France’s education minister over his support for mayors who have banned full-body swimsuits from beaches, gave a rousing speech on Monday night in which he hailed the bare breasts of Marianne, a national symbol of the French Republic.

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