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Male train drivers in Sweden wear skirts

Postby Kay » Sun 9 Jun 2013 14:59 GMT

This is a nice little story. Their employer banned them from wearing shorts. However, it can't ban them from wearing skirts because that would be discrimination.

So, a group of men decided to wear skirts to work. It seems like a very practical solution. :D

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22828150
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Postby Amalia » Tue 11 Jun 2013 08:11 GMT

That's brilliant; more men should have the *ahem* balls for this sort of thing.
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Postby Kay » Tue 11 Jun 2013 14:32 GMT

Brilliant reply! :crackup: Welcome to the forum.

I couldn't really care less what I wear or what anyone else wears as long as it's comfortable.

That said, I do have an aversion to fat men wearing Speedos. I suppose it would be OK on the beach (I never go to the beach). But it's totally unacceptable in terms of my standards of moral decency to see a fatso walking down the road in such attire.
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Postby Dave » Tue 11 Jun 2013 14:44 GMT

Sounds like a great idea. I'd imagine that skirts would be more comfortable in hot weather than even the loosest shorts. Likewise sarongs. Pity that most European societies regard legless lower garments as women's wear by convention and thus inappropriate for men.
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Postby Amalia » Tue 18 Jun 2013 09:27 GMT

Thanks for the welcome :)
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Postby Dave » Tue 18 Jun 2013 15:21 GMT

Apparently the company's now caved in and will be allowing shorts from some time later this summer. It looks as if the drivers are likely to abandon skirts as a result.
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Postby ruggie » Wed 26 Jun 2013 11:15 GMT

A light skirt may be cooler, but a man's kilt certainly isn't.
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