French commission hears feminist collective on the burqa

Ismahane Chouder and Monique Crinon of the Feminist Collective for Equality (Collectif des féministes pour l’égalité) explained to the parliamentary commission led by André Geron that they say the burqa in France is hostile to women’s rights. However, Chouder and Crinon did not advocate a burqa ban, noting that “We have a tendency in our societies to punish the victims.” Both voiced a characterization of the burqa in the Republic as a “sign of stigmatization.”