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Swedish Train Company Bans Shorts Men Don Skirts Instead

June 10th, 2013 Joseph Pedro
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Summers in Sweden can get hot—especially when you spend your days on crowded trains—so it seems only natural for men to ditch their pants and put on a cooling pair of shorts. This is exactly what male drivers on the Roslagsbann Line decided to do, but unfortunately the company, Arriva, decided that this form of dress was inappropriate and banned male employees from wearing them. In protest, the men decided that they would instead wear skirts to keep their bottoms cool. And in typical Swedish fashion, the company’s non-gender-specific guidebook allows this. Arriva also appears to be fine with it: “Our thinking is that one should look decent and proper when representing Arriva and the present uniforms do that. If the man only wants [to wear] a skirt then that is OK,” Arriva communications manager Tomas Hedenius told Swedish newspaper Mitti. “To tell them to do something else would be discrimination.” [Gawker]

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