Men can go topless in public, be it on the streets, in the pool, or on the beach. But for women, its a big no-no, even in the Western countries.
However, Ontario in Canada, is an exception in this matter.
Ontario’s Human Rights Code says everyone has a right to be treated equally when it comes to services, goods, and facilities, regardless of their sex or gender. Women are allowed to go topless in public in Ontario ever since a 1996 court ruling.
An Ontario woman recently filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario after the Calypso Theme Waterpark refused to allow her go topless in their swimming pool.
“They discriminate against women because of some type of different conception of the woman’s breast versus man’s breast,” says the woman’s lawyer.
A few hotels did change their policies and now allow women to swim topless, after the women filed the complaint.
However, the Calypso Theme Waterpark, are unwilling to change their policy. “We are an amusement park for kids and family, and so we want to stay with that mission,” said their CEO.
The woman, however, insists that if the theme park allows men to go topless, women should also be subjected to the same rules, without any bias.
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I’m sure, a lot of men are now going to plan their next holidays to Ontario in Canada 🙂