Boris Johnson’s offensive comments about the burqa, explained

Some conservative white men in Britain are obsessed with what Muslim women wear on their heads. A certain small set of powerful, conservative white men in Britain just can’t seem to keep quiet when it comes to weighing in on what Muslim women in Europe should and should not be allowed to wear in public.

Last week, Denmark’s controversial “burqa ban” went into effect. The law technically bars people from wearing any “garment that hides the face” in public places.

But it’s mostly intended to ban the face coverings that...

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By: Vox - 5 days ago

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