Air France Female Crew Members Object to Hijab
France's national airline will allow female staff to volunteer for a new route to Iran rather than require them.
Air France announced that female flight attendants must wear a headscarf, also known as hijab, on arrival in Iran.
Some flight attendants objected.
The union representing crew members said they worried that females would face discipline if they refused to work the flight.
The airline now says female participation on the route to Iran will be on a volunteer basis.
The airline begins three flights a week between Paris and Tehran on April 17.
The headscarf issue puts the two cultures in conflict. Women in Iran have been required to wear hijab since a revolution in 1979. In France, religious headscarves are not allowed in some schools and offices. It is also against the law to wear the full-faced veil in public in France.
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1.object to 反对；抗议
I object to our privacy being invaded.
2.female staff 女职工；女员工
A high percentage of the female staff are part-time workers.
3.known as 被认为；被称为
He is known as a gifted orator.
4.against the law 违法的
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1.France's national airline will allow female staff to volunteer for a new route to Iran rather than require them.
rather than 宁可；而不是
I would describe her as handsome rather than beautiful.
It ought to be you rather than me that sign the letter.
2.It is also against the law to wear the full-faced veil in public in France.
in public 公开的；当众的
He often speaks in public with a megaphone.
Beggars are not allowed to solicit in public places.
此次因头巾引发的风波凸显出两种文化的碰撞 。1979年的伊斯兰革命后，伊朗要求女性必须佩戴“希贾布” 。而在法国，有的学校和机构不允许女性佩戴宗教性质的头巾 。在法国，公共场合配戴遮脸面纱也是违法的 。