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No Burquini, No beach

British swimming pools have begun hosting special Muslim swim sessions during which swimmers ‘” including non-Muslims ‘” are banned from entering the pool if their swimming attire doesn’t comply with dress code required by Islamic custom. Under the rules, men must be covered from the naval to the knees, while women, who swim separately, must be covered from the neck to the ankles, according to the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph newspaper. Under the rules, men must be covered from the naval to the knees, while women, who swim separately, must be covered from the neck to the ankles, according to the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph newspaper. Granted this is a muslim / non-muslim issue it brings about some interesting thoughts. Where have we as a nation come with our swimming attire. Since being introduced in 1946, the bikini has continued to raise eyebrows as it has transformed from a modest sports-esque bikini to an even more revealing string bikini or thong model. But how much is too much….or rather, how little is too little? What is appropriate beach attire for women (and perhaps some European men)? GO!

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