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We Asked Women In Nice What The Burkini Ban Means For Them

Tourists and locals on the Promenade des Anglais reacted to the question: "What does the burkini ban mean for women?"

Posted on August 25, 2016, at 2:12 p.m. ET

Iris, 24, from Switzerland

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"It [the burkini ban] restrains women’s rights."

Dominique B, 56, from France

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The ban is "a push towards freedom."

Riko, 16

"They can do whatever they want

INEQUALITY

No links [between religion and spending time on the beach]."

Adrienne, 24, from Switzerland

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"In 2016, men dictate to women how they dress. As always."

Anne, 23, from Italy

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"It’s the sign of a religion, but women should wear whatever they want."

El Batoul, 26, from Algeria

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"You have to let women do whatever they want to."

Nadia, 19, from France

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"Leave women alone!"

Nataliya, 21, from Russia

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"Everyone can choose what to wear by themselves."

Laura, 25, from London and lives in Dubai

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"It makes women feel powerless and controlled by society."

Anita, 17, from Croatia

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"It's like when women had no vote. Who are you to ban anybody to express their religion?"

Sayah, 19, from France

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"I think the burkini is not dangerous, a woman can wear what she wants. Men don’t have to choose a woman’s outfit."

Karine, 26 from France

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"Each person should do whatever he/she wants. It’s a shame to cover yourself when it’s hot but each person should do whatever he/she wants."

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