Bikinis Banned: Who Is In The Wrong?

A Sydney woman was told to put “a pair of shorts on” by a security guard while wearing a bikini at the pool in her apartment building. The rules for using the pool include dressing “adequately”, however men are able to wear speedos. LiveTribers, who is in the wrong? Should women refrain from wearing bikinis while in public? What do you think constitutes dressing appropriately at pools?

Posted by on 12 Oct 2020

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    I had the reverse problem once. I was swimming in a pool in Jordan and the security guard came and asked me to remove my T-Shirt, which I was wearing over my one-piece swimsuit to stop sunburn. Apparently the rules said that you were only allowed to wear a swimsuit in the pool. I tried to explain about my fair skin, etc. but to no avail, so I just removed it. At least I wasn't targeted because of my nationality. I saw a little local girl being asked to remove the skirt she was wearing over her one-piece swimsuit too. Her parents weren't very happy.

    Posted by Aussie5 on 22 Oct 2020

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    It’s fine, if she has the self confidence to do so then good on her an so be it. Let people where what they like

    Posted by Karma101 on 16 Oct 2020

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    Captain Nightowl

    Of what I see in the picture, the Bikinis looks great and nothing wrong with it, Maybe the top could be briefer. Security should keep on doing security work and not hanging around the pool area

    Posted by Captain Nightowl on 16 Oct 2020

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    Sounds like the security guard has too rethink his statement.

    Posted by Kaz on 15 Oct 2020

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    Security guard is in the wrong

    Posted by Aileen on 15 Oct 2020

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    I am not sure what type of bikini the woman had on but I see no reason why this security guard to object. He is there for security not dress code. It seems there are a few things now that people are objecting to especially where women are concerned and I am wondering if there is a cultural or religious reason behind this. If there is then these people should not be employed in these types of jobs.

    Posted by coaster on 15 Oct 2020

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    Over zealous Security Guard. I believe the woman was correct in her attire for the swimming pool. The comment about wearing of Bikinis in public is just a red herring by Live Tribe.

    Posted by Koringanal on 14 Oct 2020

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    Sounds like double standards to me. Women should be allowed to just be in bikinis as most want to also do some sunbathing and shorts are definitely not the right attire for this. With all the Equal Opportunity topics going around, I'm surprised that the security guard wasn't sued for discrimination.

    Posted by Bob on 14 Oct 2020

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    It depends on the bikini style. Having said that, a woman should wear what she's comfortable with

    Posted by Kitty000 on 14 Oct 2020

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    I reckon the security guards in the wrong you should be able to wear any kind of swimming suit you like accept your birthday suit

    Posted by will on 14 Oct 2020

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    Considering the wide range of tolerated apparel or lack of it on NSW beaches this guard needs to be re-employed in the 1960s , complete with tape measure to determine the allowed brevity of ladies attire! I thought it was the Police and LGA bylaws that governed indecency laws not some body corporate nanny committee!

    Posted by mact on 13 Oct 2020

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    More recently, a woman was banned from a library for having visible bra lines. This sort of thing is going more than a little too far. If it must be policed, the rules should be more clear in advance and less subjective. Women shouldn't be victimised for their clothing choices. I thought we lived in more advanced times? What would the ancient Greeks in their Great Enlightenment think of such things? Have we really progressed from there on this point?

    Posted by vegandelight on 13 Oct 2020

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    It depends what sort of bikini she was wearing I truly don't believe any woman should wear bikini's that are like G-Strings on public beaches where children are or be allowed to be topless. I don't see anything wrong with a woman wearing a bikini if she's not hanging out of it everywhere especially where children can see.

    Posted by wendles on 13 Oct 2020

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    I am sorry, but i cannot see anything wrong with a woman wearing a bikini around a swimming pool. If she went to a restaurant or even a shopping centre like that, maybe so BUT around a swimming pool that is just absurd and yes i fully support her rights of wearing it.

    Posted by mishaman65 on 13 Oct 2020

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    Who are these people, sticking there big nose in what is none of there business, this is not Iran, Yemen or Saudi Arabia, women in Australia have the right to choose for themselves, some are more adventurist than others, but it is there choice, the security guard should have been sacked on the spot for his offensive manner

    Posted by lordofthekitchen on 12 Oct 2020

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    I find it difficult to believe we are still having these stupid conversations!! If men can wear Speedos then women should be allowed to wear a bikini. If you don't like it or it is against your religion, then look the other way. Simple!

    Posted by adamfromoz on 12 Oct 2020

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    It depends, a nice bikini that covers your butt as much as speedos do, then sure. But some of those up the butt crack ones you see (particularly on the TV ads for stupid reality shows) then no, they border on dental floss, we don't need to see what she had for breakfast.

    Posted by Hoonette on 13 Oct 2020

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    I'm not sure of the intricacies of the situation, but if it is her apartment building I think a bikini is perfectly fine---it is her residence after all. If it were me I would probably wear a sarong or throw over, but that's my personal preference. I had a discussion similar to this on a workshop recently, these days people are so ready to make everyone conform to their beliefs whatever they may be. I think there needs to be some sensitivity training for management and employees to make sure all are on the same page and to keep discriminatory practices out of our workplaces.

    Posted by Dei on 12 Oct 2020

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    The security guard was probably middle eastern , as most are ! The woman was probably asked to put the shorts on over her head , as she didn't have a Hijab .

    Posted by robert on 12 Oct 2020

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    Stella del Mattino

    More and more prudish with looks yet less and less moral with actions. Clothes off, ethics on I'd say...

    Posted by Stella del Mattino on 12 Oct 2020

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    I understand the security guard was not an Australian and obviously believed that they could enforce their culture and beliefs on other people. If the guard didn't like it, and they were they only one, they should get another job elsewhere.

    Posted by ere on 12 Oct 2020

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