Beached.*

Have we lost the thread in the modesty debate,
That lack of exposure should somehow cause hate?
To cover the female form, it seems,
Is the kind of behaviour regarded extreme
While in a parallel universe
To stay fully clad is deemed perverse,
The route of this aggravated demand
A bitter line drawn in the sand
Somewhat in haste and also in fear
Of not knowing who is lurking here,
Simultaneously prompting debate
On major matters of defending the State.
It’s hard, I think, to strike a balance
With so many subtleties of parlance,
Unexamined domination of male expectations
The very route of this aggravation.

 

 

* https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/24/french-police-make-woman-remove-burkini-on-nice-beach

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37198479

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