In a strange turn of events, a British woman visiting (or living in, it isn’t clear from the media coverage) Dubai decided to strip down to a bikini after an Emirati woman chided her for showing too much cleavage.
Ignoring the fact that strutting around the mall in a bikini is not a normal thing to do anywhere, this has inspired calls from Britons to ban the burqa in their country. Why? Because, as one commenter states, “We can’t go to islamic [sic] countries and dress as we wish, but they can come here and wear those burkhas [sic] and we have to grin and bear it.” Note the comment’s high rating; it’s been upvoted by no fewer than 3,000 visitors. At the same time, if you check the most downvoted comments, all are in defense of the UAE’s ruling. Not being British myself, I don’t know if that’s a reflection on the British populace or just the Mail‘s readers.
Meanwhile, the crazies are calling it “courageous”.
Ah yes, because contributing to your own objectification while simultaneously flouting local laws and offending the local populace is the true meaning of courage.
No word on whether or not the bikini-wearer was hot.Filed Under arab, bikini, bikini in mall, bikinis, british woman bikini, cleavage, dubai, peppermint patty, uae