Friday, November 23, 2007

Bara Brost, Swedish women are taking their tops off

Swedish women are taking their tops off at public swimming pools in a protest against what they call gender-biased rules on swimwear.In at least three cities around 40 women have already joined this protest.Sanna Ferm who is one of the founders has said that “The purpose of the campaign is to start a debate about why women’s bodies are sexualised. The fact men but not women could be bare-chested in public pools was “a concrete example of how women have fewer rights than men. Reactions from other swimmers have ranged from support and encouragement to anger and even indifference”

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