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Topless Swedish Women Fight for Equal Rights November 14, 2007

Posted by Michael in Women Ranting.
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They are campaigning at public swimming pools.

STOCKHOLM (AFP) – Decades after some women cast aside their bras as an act of feminist radicalism, a group of Swedish women have launched a campaign to go topless in local swimming pools.

The Bara Brost (Bare Breast) campaign began two months ago in the south of the country, one of the campaigners, Astrid Hellroth, told AFP.

Already about 50 women supported the campaign, she said, and a vanguard of 15 women had started direct action, swimming topless in local pools.

Memo to Bara Brost: Please bring your campaign to the community association pool near my house. You have my wholehearted support. Oh, don’t forget the pool at my club also.

“Our aim is to start a debate about the unwritten social and cultural rules that sexualize and discriminate against the female body,” said Hellroth, a 21-year-old student.

You’re right, Astrid. It is just awful how some repressive cultures sexualize and discriminate against nekkid hooters. We need to get more bodacious boobs on display in order to prevent this. Please email me so that we can organize the display of your sweater puppies here in Ohio.

They also had a blog, she added: barabrost.blogg.se. Their site links to a Canadian sister organisation, the Topfree Equal Rights Association.

I should have guessed that Canadians would be on board with this. Canadians are pretty much the same as Scandis, except they don’t eat lutefisk.

“It’s important that women have the same rights as men,” said another campaigner, 22-year-old Ragnhild Karlsson.

Speak truth to power, Ragnhild. If I can flaunt my nipples in public, you should have the same right to display your 22-year-old bazongas. When you bring the Bara Brost campaign to my neighborhood pool, I will be there to support you. I fully endorse the enlightened message that Scandi women are bringing to the world — your boobs are OK.

Swedish women shed bikini tops in pool campaign

UPDATE:  NSFW photo of protesters below the break.

Thanks to Phinn at AOSHQ.

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1. Muslihoon - November 14, 2007

Em, so far y’all are lucky. If the bare-breasted anti-war peaceniks demonstrate anything, it’s that the wrong women bare themselves.

Just sayin’.

2. wiserbud - November 14, 2007

In theory, this sounds like an awesome idea. However, in practice it tends to be woman like this that are the ones who fight these fights.

Seriously, I’m good with most women keeping the mystery alive.

3. lauraw - November 14, 2007

You’re such liars. Men want to see women naked even when they’re ugly. There may be bad-looking hooters out there, but there are damn few hooters a man won’t look at anyway just because.

4. daveintexas - November 14, 2007

I’d estimate there are at least 3 or maybe 7 we wouldn’t look at.

5. eddiebear - November 14, 2007

^naw. I don’t want some National Geographic, saggy granny ones. If Giselle What Her Name ever did a naked protest, I’d join whatever movement she leads.

6. geoff - November 14, 2007

I’d estimate there are at least 3 or maybe 7 we wouldn’t look at.

…but we’d still look at parts of them.

7. eddiebear - November 14, 2007

I meant my comment to respond to #3

8. wiserbud - November 14, 2007

Madeline Albright? Helen Thomas? Hillary? Rosi O’Donnell? There’s six or seven boobs right there I have no interest in ever seeing, thank you very much.

9. Mr Minority - November 14, 2007

Whether they are perky, saggy, big or small, men like sweater meat.

And women, if they are smart, would support this issue, and the idea that women should be allowed to go topless in public, because men would never stare at their eyes or hair, thus saving women tons of money on hair-dos and makeup.

Please join me in supporting N.I.P.P.L.E – the National Institute for Public Puppies Liberation Endeavor.

10. Retired Geezer - November 14, 2007

Please join me in supporting N.I.P.P.L.E – the National Institute for Public Puppies Liberation Endeavor.

I’m in.

11. Breasts - November 14, 2007

We’re in! Ummm, we mean, out. By which we mean we’re in. No, out. No, In.

Never mind.

12. Sticky B - November 14, 2007

Didn’t I read on here where Dave has a pool in his back yard? So what’s the policy at your place Dave? And does it vary depending on whether your wife is home or not.

13. daveintexas - November 14, 2007

Nekkid until the cops show up.

14. eddiebear - November 14, 2007

^and then what?

15. Pupster - November 14, 2007

Nekkid ‘cept for handcuffs.

16. Mr Minority - November 14, 2007

Nekkid ‘cept for handcuffs.

Handcuffs are accessorizing and don’t count as clothes

17. daveintexas - November 14, 2007

Accessories make the outfit

18. eddiebear - November 14, 2007

^Hey, whatever you do on your own time is up to you

19. kevlarchick - November 14, 2007

Running naked makes you faster–less wind resistance.

20. Dave in Texas - November 14, 2007

I’ll be in my bunk.

21. compos mentis - November 14, 2007

Astrid Hellroth That is one fantastic fucking name.

Dave, you sure do spend a lot of time in your bunk. Maybe you should try switching to a different matress since you’re always so sleepy.

lw is correct. Though I’m no longer 7, giggling at native booblage in National Geographic, I would still check out a nasty pair of breastuses just for shits n grins.

22. geoff - November 14, 2007

Though I’m no longer 7, giggling at native booblage in National Geographic…

Say, if you’re done with those National Geographics…

23. Mr Minority - November 14, 2007

Say, if you’re done with those National Geographics…

Geoff, knowing you, you would actually read the articles and forget about the pictures.

24. Tushar D - November 14, 2007

>>Madeline Albright? Helen Thomas? Hillary? Rosi O’Donnell? There’s six or seven boobs right there I have no interest in ever seeing

Janet Reno. You forgot Janet Reno. Also, Whoopi Goldberg.

25. Michael - November 14, 2007

Geoff would forget about the pictures because he was too busy reducing the article to a graph.

26. geoff - November 14, 2007

Geoff would forget about the pictures because he was too busy reducing the article to a graph.

Oh. …you mean you guys don’t do that?

27. kevlarchick - November 14, 2007

geoff knows the square root of boobs.

28. daveintexas - November 14, 2007

4/3pi R cubed.

I been around.

29. Mr Minority - November 14, 2007

geoff knows the square root of boobs.

KC,
Even Geoff knows boobs are not square, they are nice soft round things. and since they are 3 dimensional, it would be the cubed root.

30. geoff - November 14, 2007

All I know is that a gaussian curve with a fairly large standard deviation looks like a boob to me.

Wasn’t that enough reason to go into science?

31. geoff - November 14, 2007

O/T: If y’all are curious, Euphrosyne’s got a picture of herself up on her page (scroll down).

32. Mr Minority - November 14, 2007

All I know is that a gaussian curve with a fairly large standard deviation looks like a boob to me.

And a good bi-modal distribution looks like a nice pair.

33. amish l'allegro - November 14, 2007

Who is Euphrosyne? Is she topless?

34. Michael - November 14, 2007

Wasn’t that enough reason to go into science?

No.

You’re being silly now. It’s like you’re Sobek, trying to make up excuses for sitting in bed and studying Farsi or calculus, while Mrs. Sobek wishes he would just turn the frickin’ light off.

That shit is just sick. I don’t need no frickin’ knowledge. I don’t need no self-improvement. I don’t need my mind opened. I just need a halfways decent preacher telling me I’m a sorry son of a bitch who needs to repent.

Well, I like to travel, which tends to expand one’s mind if you do it right. Cathy and I are going to Belize in January. Two weeks, courtesy of American Airlines Frequent Flier Miles. Oh yeah. The beaches, the coral reefs, and a jungle trip to the Mayan Mountains. I’ve already rented our SUV. Should be great.

Nobody speaks Farsi there. Nobody in the entire frickin’ country understands calculus or knows how to plot a graph. Microsoft has only sold 18 copies of Excel in Belize (to banks and real estate agents). It’s like heaven.

35. Mr Minority - November 14, 2007

I don’t need no frickin’ knowledge. I don’t need no self-improvement.

See Michael,
See Michael wallow,
Michael wallows in ignorance and stagnation,
Wallow Michael, wallow.

36. geoff - November 14, 2007

It’s like heaven.

Naw – I’ll bet there’s still lawyers there.

[nyuk, nyuk]

37. Michael - November 14, 2007

Who is Euphrosyne?

Liberal feminist commenter who appeared here for awhile until she got offended. She was a big feature of the “Girlfriend or Fling?” thread which is on the sidebar.

Is she topless?

Yes.

38. eddiebear - November 15, 2007

Geoff:

I think I saw the picture. Is that her daughter with her?

And she still won’t allow my comments on her site.

39. eddiebear - November 15, 2007

Oh, and I spent waaaayyy too much time over there just now. I read one of her pages, and it sounds as though she is a teacher as well. If that is true then the state of academia is in bigger trouble than I thought.

Oh, and just for shits, I posted a comment on her “Paris Hilton and the drunk elephants” thread. Lets see how long she keeps it up.

40. Jon Wilson - November 15, 2007

I love this story. Bare naked ladies in action. Even the Conservative Washington Post has their back, or is it front? Anyway they even predict “emancipation of the Swedish Bikini Team from the top heavy shackles of male oppression.” WOOO HOOO!!!!

41. Mrs. Peel - November 15, 2007

geoff, if you trim that Gaussian distribution down to one standard deviation on either side of the mean, as I had to do for a homework assignment, it looks like this.

Calculus had such a huge impact on my life that I literally cannot imagine not knowing and loving it.

42. Michael - November 15, 2007

I learned calculus in a class taught by a TA from India whose English was incomprehensible. Meaning, I had to teach myself with the textbook.

43. Mrs. Peel - November 15, 2007

I had the greatest calculus teacher to ever walk the earth. She was absolutely incredible. Newton himself would have been amazed.

I also had the greatest biology teacher ever, so now you know why my degree is in biomedical engineering. (I was going to say “why I am a biomedical engineer” but a) I’m really more of a project manager than an engineer and b) the project I’m on now has nothing to do with my degree, and in fact really requires advanced degrees in several other topics to fully understand, which is why I look forward to getting back to doing stuff I actually am good at.)

Well, time for work. I’ll probably be there all day – I suddenly realized last night that I have about five work days left to finish an incomprehensibly huge pile of Stuff To Do. Ack!!

44. eddiebear - November 15, 2007

^good luck. One of the things that I was fortunate to have was that while all my 100 and 200 level math instructors were TAs and Jesuit Scholastics who were in their preparations for priesthood, they at least spoke and wrote well. I actually had a tougher time with the tenured professors when I went into the 300s.

45. Dave in Texas - November 15, 2007

Calculus sucks canal water.

46. compos mentis - November 15, 2007

I don’t know Dave, I kind of like the Squeeze Pricincple.

47. Retired Geezer - November 15, 2007

I never saw that movie with Edward James Olmos about the Calculus teacher. Is it worth seeing?

48. Mr Minority - November 15, 2007

Calculus is for wussies, Diffy Qs is for Real Men!

49. eddiebear - November 15, 2007

You had me at derivatives.

50. geoff - November 15, 2007

She’s an Aggie, Sticky B.

51. Sticky B - November 15, 2007

Mrs. Peel,

If you don’t mind me asking, where did you go to college? I’ve got a HS aged daughter who doesn’t have any firm opinions yet on where she wants to go, and an endorsement like the one you just gave to your old profs is very interesting to me. I seem to remember you being from TX and that’s the only restriction that I put on my children’s college choice, that they stay in state. Well, if push came to shove, I might let them go to school in OK or NM.

52. Dave in Texas - November 15, 2007

My youngest is considering A&M.

The tradition of sibling warfare continues.

53. Sobek - November 15, 2007

Michael, I don’t make up excuses. My wife knows I like to read in bed, and she’s gotten to the point where pretty much nothing I pick up will surprise her.

If I had the means, I would prefer travel over reading. But I don’t have the means, and with a rapidly-growing family, plus a not-as-rapidly-growing salary, that just won’t happen. So it’s books and dreaming for me.

Still, I like to get in the car and go where I can, and southern Nevada is full of mountains to climb.

54. Retired Geezer - November 15, 2007

Still, I like to get in the car and go where I can, and southern Nevada is full of mountains to climb.

Check out Potosi, halfway between Pahrump and Vegas. Turn left before you get to the summit. Interesting place.

Mary Jane Falls at Mt. Charleston, too tough for the kids.

Big Falls at Mt. Charleston, too tough for kids.

Robber’s Roost at Mt. Charleston, kids could probably handle it.

55. Muslihoon - November 22, 2007

Speaking of Swedish women, am I the only one who thought that the people in Beowulf looked Celtic (especially the jewelry) rather than Nordic?

56. 2ch - November 23, 2007

Oppai!Oppai!

57. moe - November 23, 2007

萌え

58. Anonymous - November 23, 2007

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60. Anonymous - November 23, 2007

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2GET

62. Nullpo - November 23, 2007

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63. Amish Scaramanga - November 23, 2007

What are those supposed to be Nullpo? The Riddlers tits?

This is how you draw tits:

( o Y o )

Did i ever mention that i have a third nipple?

(%)(o)

64. 2ch - November 23, 2007

I want to go to swedish and make love

65. Anonymous - November 23, 2007

mata omaira ka…

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72. BrewFan - November 23, 2007

If that is a representative sampling of Swedish breasts I must say that I’m very impressed. Bara Brost!

73. Anonymous - November 23, 2007

お前ら自重しろwwwwww

I support this movement for true equal.
But please make the rule of limiting women age .

74. Vipper - November 23, 2007

Getter should be died(sweets)

75. Anonymous - November 23, 2007

ZIP!!ZIP!!

76. Lipstick - November 23, 2007

Weirdos

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79. Anonymous - November 23, 2007

It’s cool.!!

80. Anonymous - November 23, 2007

Hide man’s chest too, for an equal right.

81. lauraw - November 23, 2007

What are those strings they’re wearing?

82. Please have a seat amish, please, please. Sit. - November 23, 2007

Those are called “breasts” laura. Some women have their humps in the front.

I meant to start watching the movie but i started watching that damn “To Catch a Predator” program. If i was ever a pedophile talking to some kid on the internet I would make my screen name ‘chris_hansens_mother_isawhore69′ just in case it was a setup.

yeah he might take me down but id get a few laughs out of it while he’s reading the transcrips of my perversions.

83. Michael - November 23, 2007

^
This comment is also worthy of an Honorable Mention in the IB Commenters Hall of Fame™. If we had one.

Dang. You people are on tonight.

84. Anonymous - November 24, 2007

Good job!!!!

85. ⊂二二二( ^ω^)二⊃ ブーン - November 24, 2007

VIPからきますたwwwwwwwwww

86. Anonymous - November 24, 2007

ニュー速からきますた

87. Anonymous - November 25, 2007

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88. Anonymous - November 25, 2007

    (;´Д`) < i dont wear anything!
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89. Bart - November 25, 2007

Michael, I was hoping you’d have the comedic wherewithal (yes, again) to assign funny scandi names to these “anonymous” posters.

And what the hell is that above? The “w” looks like a little ballbag.

90. BrewFan - November 28, 2007

こんにちは。私は胸を好むも。

91. BrewFan - November 28, 2007

ミハエルの表面は猿のろばのように見える。

92. Michael - November 28, 2007

I know, Bart. But there’s a problem.

What’s a funny Scandi name?

Inge?
Bjorn?
Lars?
Anna-Lys?

They’re all just boring names.

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