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WW Update3,558 posts since 6 Feb 2007

I recall a storm-in-a-teacup about Fiona Bruce wearing a cross. The BBC said that she could wear a cross as long as it wasn't as big as the one a bishop wears.


Yes, you've got to be consistent. If you accept one, it's difficult to object to the other.
newsman1447 posts since 21 Jan 2013
UTV Newsline

I recall a storm-in-a-teacup about Fiona Bruce wearing a cross. The BBC said that she could wear a cross as long as it wasn't as big as the one a bishop wears.


Yes, you've got to be consistent. If you accept one, it's difficult to object to the other.


A hijab that is worn the way Fatima wears it and a small crucifix are not intrusive (I guess that Channel 4 and ITN reckon that most viewers are used to seeing women wearing hijabs). However, a turban would be intrusive (An issue that is unlikely to arise because there is no male mainstream British broadcast journalist who is a practising Sikh).
davidhorman1,576 posts since 8 Mar 2005
Channel Channel Islands
A hijab that is worn the way Fatima wears it and a small crucifix are not intrusive [...] However, a turban would be intrusive (An issue that is unlikely to arise because there is no male mainstream British broadcast journalist who is a practising Sikh).


How do you conclude that a turban is more "intrusive" than a hijab?
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dvboy8,127 posts since 11 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today

I recall a storm-in-a-teacup about Fiona Bruce wearing a cross. The BBC said that she could wear a cross as long as it wasn't as big as the one a bishop wears.


Yes, you've got to be consistent. If you accept one, it's difficult to object to the other.


A hijab that is worn the way Fatima wears it and a small crucifix are not intrusive (I guess that Channel 4 and ITN reckon that most viewers are used to seeing women wearing hijabs). However, a turban would be intrusive (An issue that is unlikely to arise because there is no male mainstream British broadcast journalist who is a practising Sikh).


What? Shocked
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newsman1447 posts since 21 Jan 2013
UTV Newsline

Yes, you've got to be consistent. If you accept one, it's difficult to object to the other.


A hijab that is worn the way Fatima wears it and a small crucifix are not intrusive (I guess that Channel 4 and ITN reckon that most viewers are used to seeing women wearing hijabs). However, a turban would be intrusive (An issue that is unlikely to arise because there is no male mainstream British broadcast journalist who is a practising Sikh).


What? Shocked

My point is that Fatima's hijab doesn't stand out, i.e. it doesn't distract viewers. I mentioned the crucifix with regard to Fiona Bruce, who I mentioned slightly earlier in this thread.