J.K. Rowling Calls BS On The Burkini Ban, Twitter Applauds

The author pointed out the way the ban polices women’s bodies.
Rowling strikes again.
Rowling strikes again.
Olivia Harris / Reuters

The recent burkini ban in France has been making international news ― and one of the world’s most famous (and cheekiest) authors just weighed in on the debate.

Early Thursday morning, J.K. Rowling tweeted her thoughts on the controversial ban, which many have noted disproportionately impacts Muslim women. In all her glorious wisdom, Rowling pointed out the sexist double standard of the ban.

“So Sarkozy calls the burkini a ‘provocation.’ Whether women cover or uncover their bodies, seems we’re always, always ‘asking for it,’” Rowling tweeted.

As of Thursday morning, the tweet had over 21,000 retweets and 22,000 likes.

Way to stick it to the man, Rowling.

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