Today, 3:59 PM · 260 replies and 4369 views.
I understand the security issues and if you have to ban one kind of face mask, you have to ban them all. However: This impinges on the freedom to protest lawfully without being added to a list of 'trouble makers' etc.. If you join any march these days, against anything backed by the government; you will be filmed and then become marked for life, as a trouble maker.
Also, where do we stand, when you consider pollution issues? I see that Japan is not on that list of countries that have some form of ban on face masks. With the growing issues of danger to health in large cities, due to pollution, this question has to be raised.
As to the 'oppression of women' issue, it must be counter productive. I say this because if it IS the husbands or fathers demand that she wear such a thing in public; then banning them in public, would mean she cannot leave the house, which is worse, with regards to her freedoms.