Some things should be obvious.
you can’t fight hatred with hatred,
and prejudice creates rifts
where we should be building bridges.
Loss is loss,
no matter the who,
no matter the faith.
Instead of telling her to take off her clothes,
instead of telling her to cover up her skin,
realise that she is human
just like you are,
just like I am.
And I was rather sit next to her,
wearing whatever she decides to wear,
than associate with someone who allows fear,
to make monsters out of men
while the monsters lurk somewhere else
and you decide her faith is worth less than bigotry.
Daily Post: Obvious
I wasn’t going to write anything for this daily post prompt today but then I kept seeing news articles about the current debate over the ‘burkini’. I don’t think there should even be a debate. We should be ashamed of ourselves if we even consider singling people out because of this.
I can walk around on the beach in a bikini so why can’t someone chose to cover up. It’s England so my chances or seeing weather suitable for such attire is slim, but I can still rock a two piece in the snow if I so wish.
If you want to wear a burkini then that’s fine too. Hey, if the weather is nice you’ll actually be less likely to get sun-burnt and in England, you’re more appropriately dressed for what will no doubt be a less that glorious summer day.
My point is that no one should feel ashamed or unwelcome because of what swimsuit they wear. Have we really sunk so low that we’re picking fights where there really doesn’t need to be one? Haven’t women fought enough for the choice of what we wear?
It’s about being comfortable in your own skin. How you do that is up to you.