In September, the French Senate passed a ban on the niqab and the burqa. In response, two French women began to walk through Paris wearing niqabs and hotpants.
A statement of their views is available at niqabitch.com. For example:
The aspect of this debate that has us the most annoyed, beyond the injustice that this law perpetuates, is the hypocrisy of French politicians, who wave the holy feminist flag, using the pretext of protecting the poor veiled Muslim woman forced into oppression by her wild, savage husband.