Topless Swedish Women Fight for Equal Rights November 14, 2007Posted by Michael in Women Ranting.
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.
UPDATE: NSFW photo of protesters below the break.
Thanks to Phinn at AOSHQ.