The French know how to do it! Wear a bikin or else damnit!

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    Aug 13, 2009 9:18 PM GMT
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  • leixguy

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    Aug 13, 2009 11:46 PM GMT
    the French know how to do what?
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    Aug 14, 2009 12:05 AM GMT
    Yeah, I don't get it
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    Aug 14, 2009 12:10 AM GMT
    Surrendering?

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    Aug 14, 2009 12:12 AM GMT
    leixguy saidthe French know how to do what?


    is the link not opening for you?
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    Aug 14, 2009 12:14 AM GMT
    Blackguy4you said
    leixguy saidthe French know how to do what?


    is the link not opening for you?


    I think the thought is... they're good at discriminating?
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    Aug 14, 2009 12:15 AM GMT
    Well I think it is discrimination BUT..... only because I think all suits should be banned in swimming pools and we should only be allowed in swimming nude.
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    Aug 14, 2009 12:15 AM GMT
    crownroyal117 said
    Blackguy4you said
    leixguy saidthe French know how to do what?


    is the link not opening for you?


    I think the thought is... they're good at discriminating?


    i do not see this as discriminating. why do you think it is?
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    Aug 14, 2009 12:19 AM GMT
    As far as I know, and i'm not very smart, the influx of muslims in france has caused somewhat of a cultural backlash. Either that or they have super strict pool standards. Which seems sorta crazy, they wont even wear board shorts. But I think they're using it as a vehicle in order to discriminate and say that these ladies are not allowed. If this happened in the US it would never work. It would be discrimination in a second.
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    Aug 14, 2009 12:20 AM GMT
    friendormate saidWell I think it is discrimination BUT..... only because I think all suits should be banned in swimming pools and we should only be allowed in swimming nude.


    totally agree with you. one caveat though- no suits if you are hot!
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    Aug 14, 2009 12:21 AM GMT
    crownroyal117 saidAs far as I know, and i'm not very smart, the influx of muslims in france has caused somewhat of a cultural backlash. Either that or they have super strict pool standards. Which seems sorta crazy, they wont even wear board shorts. But I think they're using it as a vehicle in order to discriminate and say that these ladies are not allowed. If this happened in the US it would never work. It would be discrimination in a second.


    they have strict pool standards.

    it would not work in the us, because in the us we are just nasty!
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    Aug 14, 2009 12:27 AM GMT
    Either way, I think they're hiding behind their "hygeine"... i swam year round when i was <18, and i never got sick... and there's some nasty shit pools. Just gotta have enough chlorine to kill all that shit.

    Oh well, its france. icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 14, 2009 1:32 AM GMT
    crownroyal117 saidAs far as I know, and i'm not very smart, the influx of muslims in france has caused somewhat of a cultural backlash. Either that or they have super strict pool standards. Which seems sorta crazy, they wont even wear board shorts. But I think they're using it as a vehicle in order to discriminate and say that these ladies are not allowed. If this happened in the US it would never work. It would be discrimination in a second.

    This.
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    Aug 14, 2009 4:14 AM GMT
    I used to live in France and the impetus behind the skin-tight suits is that they're not something you can where anyplace else, and the logic is that they're going to be cleaner than board shorts or some other time of swim attire and therefore will keep the pool cleaner longer. They put less chlorine in to reduce skin irritation, eye irritiation, and the greening of blonde hair.
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    Aug 14, 2009 4:48 AM GMT
    crownroyal117 saidSurrendering?

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    LOL!!!icon_smile.gif
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    crownroyal117 saidAs far as I know, and i'm not very smart, the influx of muslims in france has caused somewhat of a cultural backlash. Either that or they have super strict pool standards. Which seems sorta crazy, they wont even wear board shorts. But I think they're using it as a vehicle in order to discriminate and say that these ladies are not allowed. If this happened in the US it would never work. It would be discrimination in a second.



    If you have never been to France then don't make such assumptions. The French are very particular about "Integration" into the french culture and society - they welcome anyone from anywhere in the world AS LONG AS the new immigrants are willing to and demonstrate they are in France to become FRENCH. They do not tolerate people like in the US and UK who move and refuse to adapt the local culture or integrate into the host country's society. The french have extreme pride in their culture and want to preserve it - I see nothing wrong with that.

    Also in muslim countries there are extremely strict rules for westerners - many places western women aren't allowed to wear bikinis or show any skin which or kiss in public - so if westerners can go to muslim countries and accept / respect the local culture - why shouldn't muslims do the same in western countries??? If you call this incident "discriminatory" - go research how much discrimination there is towards westerners living in the middle east or asian countries.... its much much worse.
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    Aug 14, 2009 6:57 AM GMT
    I'm surprised her religion allows those burkinis because you can quite clearly see her ankles.
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    Aug 14, 2009 8:11 AM GMT
    French pools usually don't allow swimsuits with pockets. Like board shorts or this burquini. People have stuff in their pockets and it screws the filters. Some pools here in germany start working that way too.
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    Aug 14, 2009 1:53 PM GMT
    DCEric saidThis.

    DCEric, don't agree with him, he is completely wrong. Like Ben and others have said, France's strict pool rules have to do with hygiene. In fact, when you see the rules posted it says they are enforced for hygiene and pool operation. When I used to be a Catholic, I was asked to take off my crucifix necklace from fear to would come off and jam the system during laps.
  • Timbales

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    Aug 14, 2009 2:04 PM GMT
    sounds like a good reason not to swim in France to me
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    Aug 14, 2009 2:18 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidsounds like a good reason not to swim in France to me


    sounds like a perect reason to swim in france to me

    you can see right away what the man has on offering- all you are left to figure out if he's a grower or not.

    me likey the french system!
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    Aug 14, 2009 2:18 PM GMT
    France has a much more militantly secular society than our, which I think is a good thing. Public displays of religion are frowned upon. Wearing a "burkini" certainly fits "public display". Head scarfs, and I suppose exposed crucifixes, are also discouraged in schools. This is the product of centuries of state supported religion, to simplify. France has always welcomed immigrants as long as they are willing to become completely French. Many of the new immigrants resist this, thus the conflict/
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    Aug 14, 2009 2:23 PM GMT
    antelope saidFrance has a much more militantly secular society than our, which I think is a good thing. Public displays of religion are frowned upon. Wearing a "burkini" certainly fits "public display". Head scarfs, and I suppose exposed crucifixes, are also discouraged in schools. This is the product of centuries of state supported religion, to simplify. France has always welcomed immigrants as long as they are willing to become completely French. Many of the new immigrants resist this, thus the conflict/


    the nerve of moving to a country and resisting the conventions of that country?!icon_twisted.gif
  • rnch

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    Aug 14, 2009 2:50 PM GMT
    FUCK

    France
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    Aug 14, 2009 2:58 PM GMT
    Religion is for those prisons they call churches, mosques, temples and that closet that Carrie White prays in. I don't want to see it anywhere, anytime. Religion is a digusting lifestyle choice that is an abomination before God.