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August 31, 2016

Londoner “Henry Stewart” wrote a letter to The Guardian making a powerful point about the recent burkini ban. Why worry about burkinis or burqas, Stewart wonders, when it’s men—in suits, specifically—that we ought to be worried about?

Stewart begins his short letter by writing, “No woman in a burqa (or a hijab or a burkini) has ever done me any harm.” Suited men, however, are different.

A high court in France recently overturned the burkini ban from happening in Villeneuve-Loubet, a small town near Nice. The court cited that the ban “seriously, and clearly illegally, breached the fundamental freedoms to come and go, the freedom of beliefs and individual freedom,” TIME wrote.

Perhaps to some people’s dismay, burkini sales have gone up 200% since the ban.

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