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Vive la difference

Good for these girls – it seems clear to me that they’re capable of standing up for themselves and aren’t ones to readily accept unfair treatment from a belligerent authority.

We should also see that confidence in their choices of what they wear, and why they wear it.

Muslim woman wearing veil ‘refused bus ride’ in London

“I realised […] this may be a racist attack.”

She asked for his contact details but when he refused she began to film him and he covered his face.

“I said, ‘It’s OK for you to cover your face on my recording but it’s not OK for my friend to cover her face out of choice?’

Just think, every bus driver in the whole of France now has the right – nay, the duty! – to behave like this guy. Vive la difference… or not.

I’d like to continue this post, but the French approach to diversity vs. conformity causes steam to come out of my eyes. Maybe another day, we’ll go there. But for now, a plain old congrats to these two London girls for kicking up a fuss!

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