The recent flap about the burkini swimsuit in southern France surely has turned into a comedy of absurdity as well as a lot of beach photographs from that locale. Apparently the French fuzz in those places are hassling women who dare to come in one of these hypermodest swimsuits. This would have an air of black comedy if it wasn't for the effect that it had on inoffensive Muslim women who might want some time for a swim, if not to sun bathe. Seriously, forcing them to strip? That is offensive beyond belief.
There women can choose to go topless if they wish. Or wear a thong bottom, But to overdress, that's a harassment!
France can be authoritarian in their own way. Apparently, wearing a head scarf can be a red flag to some. No, women must go secular!
This would have been an absurdist joke back in the old days here. Too bad writers missed a possible story line back in the 1960's. Kurt Vonnegut missed this one.
To my knowledge burkinis are not banned on the Redneck Riviera.