Posted on Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 11:08 am by Gabe

If only it came to the states...

If only it came to the states...

In a landmark civil rights victory for women and men of all colors and creeds, the sports and recreation committee of Malmo, Sweden ruled that women at public pools should not be discriminated against for going topless. This is truly groundbreaking news!

According to the chairman, “We don’t define what bathing suits men should wear so it doesn’t make much sense to do it for women. And besides, it’s not unusual for men to have large breasts that resemble women’s breasts,” he said.

This is no laughing matter. The crusade for topless equal rights began in 2007, when a group known as Bara Brost (”Bare Breasts”) was formed to bring enlightenment and boobs to Sweden’s swimming areas…

The Bara Bröst network swept to prominence in late 2007 after two bare-breasted young women were called ashore by a lifeguard at a swimming pool in Uppsala. When they refused to cover up, they were asked to leave the premises.

Speaking to The Local at the time, Ragnhild Karlsson, 22, explained the womens’ motives for swimming without bikini tops.

“It’s a question of equality. I think it’s a problem that women are sexualized in this way. If women are forced to wear a top, shouldn’t men also have to?”

With the right to have topless pool parties, Swedish women have ensured that they will never suffer being sexualized in that way again. This is a win for justice.

Via: F-Listed

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