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Topless Swedish beach bunny sparks outrage
« on: May 22, 2013, 02:21:34 am »


Swedish mother Maja Koppfeldt was looking at an area map outside a local store with her 10-year-old son to try and locate the Bovallsstrand beach, located at the tip of an islet in Sotenäs municipality.


They found an old-fashioned drawing of a curvaceous brunette, with bare breasts, marking the spot.


"It worries me that women are always seen as sexual objects," wrote Maja Koppfeldt on a blog on the website MittFunktionsHinder.se.


"She is supposed to symbolize a municipal beach... I find it astounding that a picture like this would make it onto an official map. Who decided that she should look this way?"


Koppfeldt added that she was used to women portrayed in a sexual manner in the media, but said she was surprised it had spread to municipal level.


"When it goes so far that we are even portrayed this way on a tourist map, it scares me," she wrote.


The local tourist board, meanwhile, defended itself by saying the buxom woman had been used to mark the beach's location for years.


"It's been that way since the dawn of time," board chairman Göran Olsson told the local Bohuslänningen newspaper. He said the board was meeting on Thursday and would discuss the symbol then.


Koppfeldt did not think harking back to days gone by was an adequate defence.


"That's part of the problem. We have to stop living in the past and look ahead," she told The Local.


"It's just totally wrong and pointless. They should change the image."


From: [size=78%]http://www.thelocal.se/48012/20130520/#.UZwrHrWmiAh[/size]

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Re: Topless Swedish beach bunny sparks outrage
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2013, 06:40:58 am »


"That's part of the problem. We have to stop living in the past and look ahead," she told The Local.



Look ahead, you say? Stop living in the past, you say? Changing the sign seems kinda pointless to me.
If people want to be offended by a simple cartoon character the size of a matchbox with bare breasts,
then they will be offended by a simple cartoon character. I wouldn't see her as the progressive type either.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2013, 06:43:41 am by Northman »

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Re: Topless Swedish beach bunny sparks outrage
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2013, 07:41:38 am »
This is the definition of "butthurt".  Right there.

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Re: Topless Swedish beach bunny sparks outrage
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2013, 11:11:13 am »
Sick sad world  :undecided: I understand that some people think they see sex almost everywhere even if it was something as natural as woman's body. And if woman's bare chest has something to do with sex, is it considered to be the same thing if this woman with her child sees a couple having an intimate moment in the bushes of the beach?
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Re: Topless Swedish beach bunny sparks outrage
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2013, 12:36:44 pm »
There is an update.  It looks like they are giving in, based on one complaint. 


http://www.thelocal.se/48034/20130521/#.UZy7OLWmiAh



On Tuesday, the head of the local tourism board, Göran Olsson, took matters into his own hands.


"We will have a meeting on Thursday where I will propose that it is removed," he told the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper (SvD).


"Hopefully it will have already disappeared by Friday. The fact that one person has complained is enough."


Olsson claimed to have no response to the allegations of sexism aimed at the tourism board, but added that it was "strange that breasts can arouse so much attention."
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Re: Topless Swedish beach bunny sparks outrage
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2013, 06:16:42 pm »
This is just another example of misunderstanding what respect between genders is.

Nudity is only seen in a sexual context and therefore a semi nude woman is a sign of disrespect against women because they are reduced to being sexual objects.

This is so wrong but more and more gets common sense among some people and those are the ones complaining.

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Re: Topless Swedish beach bunny sparks outrage
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2013, 06:57:32 pm »
There is an update.  It looks like they are giving in, based on one complaint. 


http://www.thelocal.se/48034/20130521/#.UZy7OLWmiAh



On Tuesday, the head of the local tourism board, Göran Olsson, took matters into his own hands.


"We will have a meeting on Thursday where I will propose that it is removed," he told the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper (SvD).


"Hopefully it will have already disappeared by Friday. The fact that one person has complained is enough."


Olsson claimed to have no response to the allegations of sexism aimed at the tourism board, but added that it was "strange that breasts can arouse so much attention."

Butthurt people really need to stop WINNING.

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Re: Topless Swedish beach bunny sparks outrage
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2013, 12:00:54 am »
Imo, a guy probably designed that board anyway. It would have been more fair if there was both a guy and a girl on there, and the woman should have been drawn more average- not unrealisticly Barbie-like. If that happened, the woman might not have complained at all.

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Re: Topless Swedish beach bunny sparks outrage
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2013, 12:03:49 am »
"Hopefully it will have already disappeared by Friday. The fact that one person has complained is enough."

It's Sweden so the the complaint had the words "women" and "object" in the same sentence, they obviously would act quickly on it. The country has quite a reputation for that.
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Re: Topless Swedish beach bunny sparks outrage
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2013, 12:05:43 am »
Imo, a guy probably designed that board anyway. It would have been more fair if there was both a guy and a girl on there, and the woman should have been drawn more average- not unrealisticly Barbie-like. If that happened, the woman might not have complained at all.

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Re: Topless Swedish beach bunny sparks outrage
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2013, 12:32:04 am »
I made mention in a previous post about political correctness migrating to Europe.  That the topless image of a women was upsetting is kinda of silly but not the most worrisome thing.  Its that the town council is rushing to change something that was not a problem for years and years just on the basis of one complaint.  I also had the thought that this women is the one that saw something sexual connected to simple nudity when apparently no one before this ever did.  To add insult to injury its a freaking cartoon not even a real person.   She is the kind of person that caused Coppertone to change their famous image of a cartoon dog pulling down the bathing suit of a cartoon girl.......just sayin!

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Re: Topless Swedish beach bunny sparks outrage
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2013, 12:40:34 am »
Imo, a guy probably designed that board anyway. It would have been more fair if there was both a guy and a girl on there, and the woman should have been drawn more average- not unrealisticly Barbie-like. If that happened, the woman might not have complained at all.

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