WELLNESS & FITNESS

"Humiliated and Furious": Woman Kicked Off Bus For Wearing "Too Few Clothes" In Heatwave

Date August 21, 2019 18:59

Certainly, many of us have experienced some form of clothes-shaming, or the shaming of a woman's sexual identity, at some point in our lives.

Woman was kicked off a bus

Amanda Hansson, 19, was left ‘humiliated and furious’ after being ordered off the bus during a 27-degree day in Malmo, Sweden.

She was wearing shorts and a bow knot camisole top when the driver blocked her. In a Facebook post, she claimed the driver told her she was ‘showing too much’ and refused to let her board.

Ms Hansson said that the driver told her that she was wearing “too few clothes” and that she should “cover up”, noting that her attire violated the company’s dress code.

But Amanda said she dressed appropriately given the soaring temperatures and hit out at the driver. She wrote:

"I was so angry I just wanted to scream and cry. ‘I question what kind of sexist s*** is this? ‘I have never felt this humiliated ever in my entire life."

The incident has rightly prompted outrage from women’s rights campaigners, with Sara Mohammad of Glöm Aldrig Pela och Fadime (Never forget Pela and Fadime) telling The Local she was shocked by the driver’s behaviour.

Following her Facebook post going viral, the bus company was quick to apologise and stated it had no policy regarding customer clothing and that the driver had been suspended until an internal investigation was complete.

“Something went wrong,”

- Skånetrafiken’s traffic director Linus Erixon said on Twitter following the outcry.

“Of course people are welcome on board our buses and trains in shorts and a camisole. "

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Clothes shaming issue

Well, "clothes shaming" is really a worldwide issue, and more than likely, if you're a woman, you've encountered the effects of these judgments personally.

Yet, it seems that the situation should be changed. A female’s appearance cannot be used as a tool to judge her thoughts, actions and principles and make possibly destructive assumptions about her.

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2019 is a hight time to change yourself and the world in general!