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Victory for topless bathers
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Posted on 01/12/2008 1:04:36 PM PST by marthemaria

A swimming pool in northern Sweden has said it will allow women to bathe topless, following a campaign by feminists.

A spokesman for the pool, part of Sundsvall's municipal leisure centre, said that employees there had decided they would not act if women tried to bathe semi-naked.

"We're used to naked people. Nobody cares," Per-Erik Ulander told local paper Dagbladet, adding that women could still be asked to cover up if other bathers take offence.

The Bara Bröst network - which translates both as 'bare breasts' and 'just breasts' - last year started its campaign for women to be allowed to swim without tops by stripping off at a pool in Uppsala. The protesters were ejected from the pool. Since then, campaigners have launched protest actions across the country, which have usually resulted in them being asked to leave.

The decision by the pool is the first real victory for the group, which has around 40 members.

"This is positive," said group member Ragnhild Karlsson to news agency TT.

The group faced a setback in November after the Swedish sexual equality ombudsman (Jämo) ruled that it was not discriminatory for women to be banned from bare-breasted bathing. Karlsson rejected the ombudsman's conclusions:

"The only sensible thing is to have the same rule for men as for women. If women can't be without a top, then men shouldn't get away with it either," she said.


TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: breasts; feminism; nudist; sweden
Wow feminists are so stupid.
1 posted on 01/12/2008 1:04:38 PM PST by marthemaria
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To: marthemaria

I love Sweden.


2 posted on 01/12/2008 1:05:24 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Drango
"We're used to naked people. Nobody cares,"

So far as I know, nobody in my family has ever been naked.

3 posted on 01/12/2008 1:06:51 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: marthemaria
I lived in Germany for three years. European gals are always topless at their swimming establishments. It's great if you like looking at hairy armpits too. < /sarcasm>

U.S. Army Retired


4 posted on 01/12/2008 1:08:48 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (REAGAN: "..party..must represent certain fundamental beliefs [not] compromised..[for] expediency")
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To: marthemaria
"...news agency TT."

Of course.

5 posted on 01/12/2008 1:10:01 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: marthemaria

They won a similar victory in the NY State legislature.

At least it was voted in by a democratic institution. It seems like the anti-topless lobby must be impotent in NY.


6 posted on 01/12/2008 1:10:29 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: big'ol_freeper

” hairy armpits “
You don’t have to go to Europe to see that. Lots of them French gals in Quebec are like that.


7 posted on 01/12/2008 1:11:48 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: marthemaria

The women most likely to take advantage of this ‘victory’ are the ones least likely to look good doin’ it. :)


8 posted on 01/12/2008 1:12:00 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Life's a bitch, don't elect one President.)
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To: billorites

I can think of one moment when everyone was naked. ;)


9 posted on 01/12/2008 1:14:40 PM PST by SolidWood (Al Gore: "I have never heard of this, but I think it is a very good idea,")
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To: marthemaria

This thread is worthless without pictures! :0)


10 posted on 01/12/2008 1:14:41 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Real men don't vote Democrat.)
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To: Keith in Iowa
The women most likely to take advantage of this ‘victory’ are the ones least likely to look good doin’ it. :)

Which is why it was probably illegal in the first place. ;)

11 posted on 01/12/2008 1:15:48 PM PST by Schnucki
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To: marthemaria

Victory for topless bathers

At least so far. Wait until the fastest-growing religion in Sweden starts taking over...


12 posted on 01/12/2008 1:17:28 PM PST by COBOL2Java (May the Lord bless and keep Hillary Clinton - far away from the White House!)
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To: marthemaria

Guess this makes me a feminist!
LOL!


13 posted on 01/12/2008 1:19:03 PM PST by Redbob
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To: marthemaria

Hey, what good is a thread like this without pictures???


14 posted on 01/12/2008 1:20:14 PM PST by Redbob
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To: Past Your Eyes
I am perhaps the last civilized man in Christendom, but I prefer a woman who does not shave, partakes heartily of venison cooked rare and likes to knock back a half pint of Bootles now and again.
15 posted on 01/12/2008 1:20:40 PM PST by ashtanga
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To: billorites

The ROP will not be pleased


16 posted on 01/12/2008 1:22:21 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Redbob
Hehe.Well I am not posting any pictures.Thats for sure.
17 posted on 01/12/2008 1:22:26 PM PST by marthemaria
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To: marthemaria

I always swim topless, but isn’t it too cold in Sweden to swim topless?


18 posted on 01/12/2008 1:25:59 PM PST by Daveinyork
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To: marthemaria

As is often said:

Those feminsts who are braying so loudly about the right to go topless....

...... are the LAST things on earth you wanna see topless!


19 posted on 01/12/2008 1:26:24 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Redbob

Actually, when this controversy first arose a few weeks ago, someone here posted a story about it and it included photos of two of the gals who wanted to expose their boobies. To be kind, they weren’t exactly Miss Sweden candidates.

It usually works out that way. There was a “breasts not bombs” anti-war demonstration in San Francisco last year where women exposed their breasts to protest the war. Imagine Helen Thomas or Rosie O’Donnell topless and you get the picture.


20 posted on 01/12/2008 1:27:29 PM PST by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: marthemaria

What happens when topless = headless? I hope it won’t come to that.


21 posted on 01/12/2008 1:33:50 PM PST by ChessExpert (Mohamed was not a moderate Muslim; Islam is a dangerous cult.)
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To: Daveinyork

Actually due to the high mineral content of the lakes in Sweden they warm up quite nicely.

Also, teh Romney’s look like they may have some Swedish blook in them, when is Huckabee going to blame Romney for topless women swimmers in Sweden?


22 posted on 01/12/2008 1:57:14 PM PST by Bushwacker777
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To: Redbob
Hey, what good is a thread like this without pictures???

Here ya go.

Fat

23 posted on 01/12/2008 2:02:55 PM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: marthemaria
Boobees.
24 posted on 01/12/2008 2:09:55 PM PST by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

I’ll assume the bikini wax business is a little slow up there.


25 posted on 01/12/2008 2:16:25 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Guns don't kill people, gun free zones kill people)
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To: COBOL2Java
At least so far. Wait until the fastest-growing religion in Sweden starts taking over...

So long as their women don't show their faces, Muzzie men don't mind if they show their breasts.

26 posted on 01/12/2008 2:56:12 PM PST by E. Cartman (Huckabubba will never be president.)
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To: marthemaria; Poison Pill

The Swedish bikini team - brought to you by Old Milwaukee.

27 posted on 01/12/2008 3:26:25 PM PST by Libloather (Hillary donors find their way to the cover of Time. And the very next day they're doing it...)
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To: E. Cartman

Do Muzzie men use sacks like we used to many years ago?? LOL


28 posted on 01/12/2008 3:52:01 PM PST by biff
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To: marthemaria

Swedish women are actually way more intelligent than females from most other countries.

They give birth to more children too.

One day Sweden will beat the US in a major sport..

.....sorry, kinda forgot....ice hockey...


29 posted on 01/12/2008 4:10:39 PM PST by WesternCulture
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To: marthemaria

30 posted on 01/12/2008 4:24:20 PM PST by mirkwood (Thompson/Hunter 08)
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To: marthemaria
I tittered at this post.

But I digress.....

31 posted on 01/12/2008 4:40:17 PM PST by llevrok (Drink your beer, damnit! There are sober people in Africa!)
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To: llevrok; marthemaria

Maybe it’s just me, but I actually think real Swedish females are better looking than American models in wigs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpWnpG8yXRk


32 posted on 01/12/2008 4:50:58 PM PST by WesternCulture
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To: marthemaria
"The only sensible thing is to have the same rule for men as for women. If women can't be without a top, then men shouldn't get away with it either," she said.

Sensible; if one is three years old; and if older; one is simply, reason impaired.

33 posted on 01/12/2008 10:20:03 PM PST by cricket (Hucka-not)
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