|Women wearing the niqab|
I don't often find myself siding with Muslims, and I do see the Burka and niqab as symbols of oppression and backwardness. Yet France's attempts to guarantee dignity and to protect women from force have no legitimacy. How can dignity be something that is applied from the outside, rather than something coming from within? And how can France protect people from being forced to wear certain clothes by forcing them to wear certain clothes?