You Gotta Fight, For Your Right, To Suuuunbathe
Looks like we’re not the only ones whose summer agenda revolves around getting a decent sun tan, female prisoners in Gothenburg, Sweden have decided to fight for their, uh, right… to wear bikinis and sunbathe (I think that falls somewhere in between freedom of assembly and that one about arms). Even in jail, these girls demand to stay sexy, can’t argue with that.
Besides, if make-up sex is as treasured as it is, I’m sure there’s nothing better than “I’m out of the slammer can you believe it’s been three to five years” sex. Come on, no sane ex-felon would want to be pasty and pale for that.
Since bikinis are not standard issue prison clothing (surprised?), inmates are claiming that they are being sexually discriminated. The girls argue that male inmates can simply take off their shirt and get a well balanced glow while female prisoners don’t have that same luxury.
These fiesty jailbirds are currently petitioning the local prison council, and attempting to challenge them with sex discrimination charges.
Unfortunately, the answer they’ve gotten so far is that they can lay out in shorts and sport tops. Good thing the prisonettes won’t take that lying down (hehe!). One prisoner complained, “We are treated differently because we are in an institution,” now I could be crazy, but is that not the point? Really, I’m just surprised Paris isn’t part of this coalition. According to TMZ, jailing Paris is costing more than ten times the standard daily amount because of all her special needs. Ten!
But I digress. Another prisoner argued, “We want to be able to enjoy the sun just like everybody else in Sweden, whether they are in an institution or on the outside.” Well, I’m pretty sure those on the outside haven’t committed incarcerable offenses BUT…fair enough. I say if you’re going to take away their sex, booze, and freedom, at least give them a damn bikini.