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3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Sweden Legalizes Public Nudity for Humanitarian Reasons

Sweden leading the world in progressive thinking; or, in corporate insanity and stupidity

So Sweden has decided that it would rather offend migrant women
than gender confused people

Swimming pool
Off With the Bras! Sweden Legalizes Public Nudity for Humanitarian Reasons © AFP 2016/ JOHN THYS

LIFE

Sweden's bungled "open doors" migration policy has left the country struggling with integration problems due to religious and cultural differences. The government's controversial efforts to promote human rights at all cost may make things even worse, as women's right to swim topless in public swimming pools is likely to stir further controversy.

Since last year, Sweden's discrimination ombudsman has been providing support for people to swim topless, even if they are perceived as women. The controversial decision concerns so-called "intergenders," which are people who identify themselves between or beyond the traditional man/woman-division of gender.

Surprisingly, this decision was largely unknown for the majority of Swedes themselves, but made news after a shirtless person, who had been evicted from a public bathhouse in Stockholm, reported the incident to the discrimination ombudsman and received full support. Therefore, the requirement for women to dress the upper body was formally removed. In practice, this means that bath houses risk becoming the subject of ombudsman's criticism if the staff reject a female bather with a bare breast.

Per Holfve of the discrimination ombudsman's office, welcomed the revised rules.

"It will affect the society's perception of gender issues in a more inclusive direction," he told Swedish public broadcaster SVT.

However, the decision to allow people perceived as women to bathe topless is not without problems. Earlier, a number of bathhouses across Sweden included girls-only hours to combat harassment and welcome more Muslim swimmers, following a number of unpleasant incidents.

I'm sure this will not lead to more 'unpleasant' incidents....good grief!

"There is a risk of collisions with other cultures and religions. There are [Muslim] women swimming fully dressed. Even people without religious or cultural ramifications may be offended by women bathing shirtless," Carina Engström, head of the Liljeholmsbadet public bathhouse in Stockholm said.

"Certainly, there is a risk that it may lead to sexual harassment. But women may be exposed to harassment, even if they are wearing a top," Mats Ivarsson, bathhouse director in the city of Gävle said, stating that he did not see any problem with the decision.

The decision, which initially only applied to "intergenders," is vastly seen as the first step towards legalizing public nudity, something which many are in favor of.

"In an equal society, women should have the same rights as men when it comes to exercising their bodily freedoms in public," debater Amanda Soltanian wrote in her opinion piece in Sweden's largest newspaper Dagens Nyheter. "The bra is a great invention for those women who feel they need or want it in their everyday lives, but wherefrom stems the notion that the bra is mandatory?" she asked rhetorically.

Correspondingly, 61 percent of Swedes believe that everybody, regardless of their gender, should be given the right to swim topless, a subsequent poll by SVT revealed.