France might be pushing it with the laws of fashion. The government has officially banned burkas, and as you may imagine, it's not going over well. Protests have already begun against the burka ban, which resulted in 59 arrests in Paris on Saturday, including 19 women who were wearing the...

But when the people behind a law acknowledge that enforcing it might cause more harm than good, does that law have a point? French officials have said that applying the country's newly enacted ban on the burka, the full-face covering worn by some Muslim women, is going to be pretty hard to...

America might ban teens from tanning and wearing saggy pants. France has already banned burkas. 3. John Galliano got heckled at LAX airport and fired from his eponymous label, while Bernard Arnaultresponded to the controversy. 4. Details on the royal weddingguest list have been revealed,...

Recent happenings have caused us British believers of freedom in expression to stop and think about whether the harsh ban on burkas in France is actually the way forward. The debate started when crudely censored advertisements around London started appearing, allegedly defaced by Islamic...

Explaining the ban: Burqa:A burqa is a full-body garment with a mesh window for the eyes. Widely used in Afghanistan — and required under Taliban rule — the burqa is banned under France's new headscarf law. Hijab: A hijab is a tightly worn scarf that covers the head and neck but not the...

Last year, France banned excessive thinness in models, partly in response to the death in 2010 of Isabelle Caro, a 28-year-old former French fashion model. She died from anorexia after posing for a photographic campaign to raise awareness about the illness. Israel enacted a similar...

An Italian imam posted an image of nuns on the beach to highlight the ridiculousness of the ban. France banned both the burqa and the niqab in 2011, becoming the first European country to do so. Cities to enact the ban include: Nice, Menton, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Cannes, Cap d'Ail, Eze,...

PARIS, France — France will ban excessively thin fashion models and expose modeling agents and the fashion houses that hire them to possible fines and even jail, under a new law passed on Friday. France, with its fashion and luxury industries worth tens of billions of euros, joins Italy,...

France might be pushing it with the laws of fashion. The government has officially banned burkas, and as you may imagine, it's not going over well. Protests have already begun against the burka ban, which resulted in 59 arrests in Paris on Saturday, including 19 women who were wearing the...

The veil, or niqab, is clearly a matter of great controversy and was really brought to the fore recently in Europe with France banning it. I can't go into much detail about the subject because I am not Muslim and will never have to experience the decision making process of to veil or not to...

 

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