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Friday, July 01, 2016
Goering's piece on the new Australian Burqini' was an eye-opener even for an already modesty-minded Muslim woman such as myself (*a burqa is a loose outer robe that some Muslim women wear to cover their bodies or heads). A spinoff of the word burqa and bikini, it’s swimwear that allows the entire body to remain clothed.
It seemed almost heartbreaking to live in front of a community club pool and not be able to dip into the cool water during a hot summer. This new swimwear is in line with my religious beliefs, protects me from harmful sun rays and stings, and is even being embraced by modesty-minded women of other faiths.
It certainly won’t allow me to fit in with the other “just the bare essentials” suits crowding most beaches—and it’s about time!