The Breast-Stroke In The Municipal Pool

Swedish and Norwegian feminist organisations have demanded the right to swim topless in municipal indoor pools. Having to wear bikini tops is gender discrimination, they say, because men do not have to. They link this to the theme of “sexualisation” and how the porn industry is being allowed to determine what is socially acceptable. The female bosom was, they say, seen as equivalent to the male chest right up to the advent of the blue-movie industry. Fancy that.

One such activist says that her breasts are thought of as belonging to her sexuality only because she is obliged to cover them up. The movement demands “that breasts not be regarded as part of the women’s sexual organs”. So – does this officially mean that we can start looking at them again? Silly question.

Posted on September 24, 2011 at 12:13 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink
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  1. Written by urban
    on September 24, 2011 at 14:26

    Of course they want it both ways. Like everything else they want and want and want.

    I think Islam has a much more sensible approach. If you don’t want people looking at something, cover it up. Or to invert that, as the old stripper song goes. “You can’t sell it if they can’t see it. You’ve got to put it on display.”

  2. Written by Hugo Grinebiter
    on September 24, 2011 at 16:41

    The interesting thing is that the young feminist in the pool being employed as a visual aid by the newspaper interviewing her (in case we have forgotten what women, or pools, or water look like) was in the deep end and submerged up to her neck. Now, this particular newspaper prints as much boob as it can — being PC, only to illustrate its almost weekly stories on mammography and other serious topics, you understand — so I doubt the modesty of the pose was its own idea. Perhaps the interviewee didn’t want the readers to see what she was claiming was equivalent to the male torso and not part of her sexuality at all, at all.

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