The weather was hot (by Swedish standards) a couple of weeks ago in the city of Malmö in Skåne. A winsome young lady named Amanda, who is featured in the two videos below, was thus dressed in comfortable clothing when she boarded a municipal bus. Much to her surprise, she was told by the driver that she was not allowed on the bus dressed that way, because she was showing too much skin.
Amanda was outraged, and complained to the transportation authority. In due course the contractor that provides bus service for the city apologized, and the offending driver was sacked.
There’s nary a word in these reports about ethnicity, but considering how culturally enriched Malmö is — I believe migrants and their descendants now make up more than 50% of the population — I wouldn’t bet against the driver being an adherent of the Religion of Peace.
Many thanks to Kronans Martell for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.
The first video is the initial news report on the incident:
The second video reports on the dismissal of the bus driver:
Video transcript #1:
|00:00||On Friday afternoon [26 July 2019] the 19-year-old Amanda|
|00:03||was about to get on a bus in Malmö, Sweden to meet her friend.|
|00:06||After she showed her ticket to the bus driver she was stopped and the driver asked to talk to her.|
|00:10||He told me, “You can’t get on our buses wearing clothing like that!”|
|00:16||I was astounded and asked, “What do you mean?” He said, “You show too much!”|
|00:23||It was 26° (79°F) that day. Amanda wore shorts and a tank top,|
|00:26||which caused the bus driver to react. According to Amanda,|
|00:29||the bus driver claimed that she was showing too much skin to be able to take the bus.|
|00:33||I took a step back to the entrance and said, “What the hell is this sexist crap? This is nonsense!”|
|00:42||The bus driver directed Amanda to read the “dress policy”,|
|00:45||which he claimed is followed on the buses.|
|00:48||After the incident Amanda called Skåne Transportation Services and explained what happened.|
|00:52||But then she found out that such a policy doesn’t exist.|
|00:55||These buses are run by an private entrepreneurial company, Nobina.|
|00:59||Their spokesman says that the company doesn’t support the bus driver’s behavior,|
|01:05||and they are currently investigating the incident carefully.|
|01:08||Amanda is demanding an apology from both the bus driver and the company.|
|01:13||We are living in 2019 but I still can take a bus because “I have a quite few clothes on.”|
|01:19||I think we have come much further than this.
Video transcript #2:
|00:00||The bus driver in Malmö who didn’t allow the 19-year-old woman to take the bus|
|00:06||because, according to the him, “She was showing too much skin”, has been dismissed.|
|00:11||“We want to apologize to Amanda because she was treated wrongly,”|
|00:17||says David Ericksson, the bus company’s communications manager.|
|00:22||Nobina is a company that works under contract for Skåne Transportation Services.|
|00:25||After the incident Amanda demanded a public apology, and said that|
|00:30||“Men shouldn’t control women and how they might dress.”|
|00:34||This incident was discussed all over social media networks,|
|00:38||and the company states, “There is no policy regarding how travelers should be dressed.”|
|00:45||And: “This incident is about an individual employee who acted improperly|
|00:49||and he is currently withdrawn from service.”