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http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/06/09/stockholm-men-skirts.html

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Commuters on a train line in northern Stockholm were met with an unusual sight this week: male train drivers and conductors wearing skirts to work.

Train driver Martin Akersten says he and more than a dozen others at the Roslagsbanan line have started wearing skirts in the summer as a protest against the train company's uniform policy, which doesn't allow shorts.

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Arriva spokesman Tomas Hedenius says the company wants its staff to look "nice and proper," but can't stop men from wearing "women's clothes" if that's what they want because it would be discrimination.

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Unlike in Canada, people in Sweden (and much of Europe) actually use their legs to move about in a motion called "walking" in an area that is known as "outdoors". I know that may seem foreign to Canadians who are used to going from their garage to a parking building in a motor-vehicle (in a state of permanent air-conditioning). During this experience in the "outdoors" while "walking" the human body tends to overheat easily. Sounds crazy right!
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Re: Stockholm train company bans shorts; drivers wear skirts instead
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2013, 06:52:35 pm »
Well played, Swedish train drivers. Well played indeed.
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Re: Stockholm train company bans shorts; drivers wear skirts instead
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2013, 07:40:14 pm »
"Fear my .45"

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Re: Stockholm train company bans shorts; drivers wear skirts instead
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2013, 07:45:15 pm »
Guys look good in kilts and male-tailored skirts. I love that look, and it's gonna let "the boys" breathe easier than swampy old shorts, anyway.
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Re: Stockholm train company bans shorts; drivers wear skirts instead
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2013, 08:33:31 pm »
Very cool! Good on the boys.