HERE’S THE SCOOP:
- Women in Berlin can now swim topless at public pools like men, thanks to new bathing rules introduced by the Berlin state government.
- The change in rules followed a discrimination complaint by a woman who was not allowed to swim topless in a pool.
- The decision was welcomed by the senate’s ombudsperson’s office, which called for consistent application of the new regulation.
Women in Berlin will soon be able to swim topless at public pools like their male counterparts, thanks to a change in bathing rules by the Berlin state government. The decision followed a complaint by a woman who was denied the same privilege at a pool in the capital.
In response to the woman’s demand for equal treatment, the Berliner Bäderbetriebe, which runs the city’s public pools, decided to allow everyone to swim without covering their torsos, creating legal certainty for its staff as well.
The senate’s ombudsperson’s office, which helped the woman with her complaint, hailed the decision as a positive step towards equal rights for all Berliners, regardless of gender or non-binary identity. However, the office also called for consistent application of the new regulation to prevent further expulsions or house bans against those who choose to swim topless.
It is not clear when the new bathing rules will be implemented.
Larry Craig says
The issue if not torsos but erogenous body parts. Don’t blame men that God gave women more than men. This whole thing is the height of stupidity., in the fact that this was called discrimination and that the officials didn’t see any problems with this new rule.
R. Hamilton says
There’s a lot of nudity both partial and total in Germany, and after awhile, even if they’re good looking, it’s not that interesting.
Those who don’t have the self-control to behave courteously regardless of temptation should just live out their lives in mom’s basement.
Utter nonsense but who cares. One set of boobs is like another but some are disgusting to look at – ever hear Ron white’s treatment of women’s boobs? He said he doesn’t care of they are the size of walnuts or melons. Those that hang to the waste can be rolled up!
Can’t wait until all the Muslims in Berlin start their complaining. It’s hard to see this as discriminatory. If there was a complaint it could be that the politicians were avoiding a headache at best and avoiding teenage boys and bearded perverts hanging out past dinner time at the pool.
Mitch Rose says
I never met a breast I didn’t like.