Friday, September 17, 2010

Ground Zero ~ digitally manipulated image ~ Julie Clarke, 2006.

Rather than smoothing the waters between different religious groups, yet another wave of discontent has been created through media misinformation. Dandenong Municipal Pool has imposed a ban on 'uncovered shoulders and thighs' for non-Muslim patrons who wish to attend a two hour swimming event during Ramadan next year. The Muslim women who usually use the pool during that time didn't ask for others to follow their dress code, the idea was devised by OTT PC event organisers. The solution is easy ~ if you find the idea of covering up whilst swimming ~ and I certainly do, then don't attend, there are thousands of hours of swimming time available to you. End of story.

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