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Post by veya_victaous on Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:47 am

SURF clubs across Queensland are facing backlash for “discriminatory” dress standards that see women able to wear singlets but not men.

Clubs Queensland has reportedly sent out a newsletter to member clubs in order to highlight the issue with this dress rule.

“A prohibition on men wearing singlets is arguably less favourable to men than women who are permitted to wear singlets,” Clubs Queensland said in a March bulletin to its members.

“This will also apply to other prohibitions such as footwear and hats.”

Adding that the controversial dress code “may inadvertently be breaching Australia’s anti-discrimination laws by discriminating on the basis of gender”.

The common differences observed between dressing standards for men and women include:

Men not being permitted to wear hats inside the club
Men’s singlets (or sleeveless T-shirts) being prohibited inside the club, and
Men’s open footwear being prohibited inside the club.

The Anti-Discrimination commission has warned that it is against the law to set different rules for men and women and doing so may be a breach f the federal Sex Discrimination Act.



Coolum Beach Surf Club has already changed this singlet rule, telling the ABC that they were losing customers over the “sexist” dress code.

“We’d have a couple come in they’d both be wearing singlets we’d say yes to her and no to him,” general manager Mal Wright said.

“If people have got a good attitude we want them to be customers at the club, we don’t want them to go away and be unhappy just because of the clothes they’re wearing.”

In response to the question of why this is suddenly an issue now, Clubs Queensland stated in a newsletter that it has been unlawful since the enactment of the Sex Discrimination Act in 1984.

They said that the reason most places are only hearing about it now is that “no one has taken the club to task over it”.

The newsletter stated that any club that refuses entry because of gender-specific dress codes may risk having a discrimination complaint filed against them with the Australian Human Rights Commission.

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/food/restaurants-bars/aussie-men-calling-for-change-of-discriminatory-singlet-rule/news-story/329d992c75e15748f7a9eab7444481af

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Post by eddie on Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:04 pm

Why don’t people allow other people to wear what they want?
Stupid, pointless rules.

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:32 pm

What's a 'singlet'? Like an undershirt, in the picture? Why don't the guys show up, tits in the breeze? Or is that illegal too?

The better question is, why can't women go topless? I've never understood why something intended to nurture infants is taboo.

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Post by eddie on Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:35 pm

Original Quill wrote:What's a 'singlet'?  Like an undershirt, in the picture?  Why don't the guys show up, tits in the breeze?  Or is that illegal too?

The better question is, why can't women go topless?  I've never understood why something intended to nurture infants is taboo.  

Yeah...and you guys should just let that dingle of yours just dangle....free in the wind. Razz

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Post by Ben Mothafuckin' Reilly on Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:41 pm

eddie wrote:
Original Quill wrote:What's a 'singlet'?  Like an undershirt, in the picture?  Why don't the guys show up, tits in the breeze?  Or is that illegal too?

The better question is, why can't women go topless?  I've never understood why something intended to nurture infants is taboo.  

Yeah...and you guys should just let that dingle of yours just dangle....free in the wind. Razz

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Post by eddie on Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:45 pm

Ben Mothafuckin' Reilly wrote:
eddie wrote:
Original Quill wrote:What's a 'singlet'?  Like an undershirt, in the picture?  Why don't the guys show up, tits in the breeze?  Or is that illegal too?

The better question is, why can't women go topless?  I've never understood why something intended to nurture infants is taboo.  

Yeah...and you guys should just let that dingle of yours just dangle....free in the wind. Razz

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Yeah well, you shouldn’t run around naked outside at 5am.

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Post by veya_victaous on Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:28 am

Original Quill wrote:What's a 'singlet'?  Like an undershirt, in the picture?  Why don't the guys show up, tits in the breeze?  Or is that illegal too?

The better question is, why can't women go topless?  I've never understood why something intended to nurture infants is taboo.  


same shape as an undershirt but it just made to wear.

'no shirt, no shoes, no service' is the traditional dress code for a lot of the Clubs

women can get away with wearing less clothes and footwear that is basically thongs(flip flops)

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Post by eddie on Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:20 pm

Men look stupid in singlets, anyway.

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Post by nicko on Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:22 pm

How about "Doublets"?
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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:29 pm

eddie wrote:
Men look stupid in singlets, anyway.

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Do trim and well-muscled men in neatly cut and coloured singlets look anywhere near as bad as fugly and overdone "mutton dressed as lamb" women in hotpants or lycra ???

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Post by eddie on Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:38 pm

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:
eddie wrote:
Men look stupid in singlets, anyway.

Basketball

Do trim and well-muscled men in neatly cut and coloured singlets look anywhere near as bad as fugly and overdone "mutton dressed as lamb" women in hotpants or lycra  ???

I don’t like men in singlets whatever their physique.
And those women never look good in hot pants and Lycra, I agree.

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