Berlin To Allow Women to Go Topless at Public Swimming Pools
Written by Pheodora Waqanibaravi on March 11, 2023
Women in Berlin will soon be allowed to go topless at the city’s public swimming pools, like men, the Berlin state government said on Thursday.
The new bathing rules allowing everyone to go swimming without covering their torsos followed a discrimination complaint by a woman who was not allowed to go topless in a swimming pool in the capital.
The woman, whose identity was not revealed, had turned to the senate’s ombudsperson’s office for equal treatment to demand that women, like men, can swim topless, the Berlin senate for justice, diversity, and anti-discrimination said in a written statement.
In reaction to the complaint and the ombudsman’s involvement in the case, the Berliner Baederbetriebe, which runs the city’s public pools, decided to change its clothing rules, the statement said.