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University slams 'sexist' student party

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 23 Mar 2010, 10:08

Published: 23 Mar 2010 10:08 GMT+01:00

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Girls posing in their underwear, a student licking chocolate sauce from a a girl's body and pole dancing were just some of the vivid images that have emerged from a dinner party organized for male students at Umeå School of Business on Saturday evening, according to local newspaper Västerbottens Folkbladet.

The revelations over the party, organized and funded by HHUS - the student association at the business school - have prompted swift criticism from the university and its main student union organization.

"The party was unacceptable. We fully agree with the university's condemnation of the event in that it displayed a sexist and seedy view of women," said Nils Larsson at the Umeå University Student Union to The Local on Tuesday.

Larsson underlined that the university has battled to stamp out an old-fashioned view of student life.

"We have worked hard to get rid of sexist songs, for example. We are never fully protected from this sort of thing but it is becoming more unusual," he said.

But according to Västerbottens Folkbladet a similar party was organized by HHUS in November last year, only on that occasion the roles were reversed.

Female students at the business school were then treated to a show featuring, among other things, young naked men dancing on stage with large cream-smothered "Falu" sausages clasped between their legs.

When asked if the lightly-clad women and men featured at the parties were hired for the occasion or whether they were fellow students at the university, Nils Larsson replied:

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"I have no idea. I have asked HHUS to compile and submit a full report over the incident. We welcome clarification over who was responsible and what is being done to tighten up routines," he said.

The Local spoke to HHUS chairperson Ludwig Sikström on Tuesday but was told that he was currently unavailable for comment.

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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12:27 March 23, 2010 by Mats Nilsson
I should go Umeå.
12:35 March 23, 2010 by CanadianInSweden
reminds me of my university days....
12:49 March 23, 2010 by Grippen
So Sweden is becoming puritan, I see...

The good thing is that now they are obliged to slam the sleazy homoparade as well, for sake of equality.
13:03 March 23, 2010 by calebian22
So was the Falu party, featuring men as sex objects unacceptable as well? I am guessing no since it was women enjoying the show on that occasion.
14:26 March 23, 2010 by wlady
i want to go to Umeå
14:28 March 23, 2010 by livinginsweden
About time too ... we lesbians love pole dancing and a bit of tart and tits ..... as much as any neaderthal .... what is sexist about this?

In fact we lesbians love tits and boobs bums etc of the female form ONLY!

ha ha
15:25 March 23, 2010 by GLO
I am very mad, how could young men in Sweden act like this?

If they took pic's I would like to see the evidence, or buy cop's, Yes, this was just hard to even understand????
15:38 March 23, 2010 by BrittInSweden

I can't tell if you are being sarcastic or not.

Are you angry that they didn't take pictures or that they might have taken pictures but aren't sharing?
16:55 March 23, 2010 by Tiddler
It's called having fun.

Western society is doomed, political correctness has put us on a fast track to extinction, and I mean that in all earnesty.
17:01 March 23, 2010 by VicTaulic
Pictures, please.
19:07 March 23, 2010 by mannorun

You may leave ur girl friend that is if you have any, when you see those pics.

i was there and the story isn't complete because we actually screwed some of the chicks at the party, it was damn erotic.

22:27 March 23, 2010 by Frobobbles
If these kind of activities are part of a pride festival or have a feminist or queer agenda, they are okay. If they are arranged by women they are ok. But if it involves heterosexual men and their appreciation of women, that is sinful and baaad.
22:38 March 23, 2010 by CarlBlack
@ Frobobbles: exactly. Naked men on party are OK, but naked women are sexist
22:55 March 23, 2010 by diegoveggie
oh my god! these people are going to hell. hahahah
01:43 March 24, 2010 by Greg in Canada
Who is Nils Larsson? He needs to chill out.

Nils, get a life. Just go watch the show, drink a few beers, have some fun and stop worrying about politcal correctness.
03:56 March 24, 2010 by VicTaulic
hehe- who would want to be my girlfriend? Get real. So were these girl willing college girls totally wasted, or did you put something in their drinks, or did you have to pay them afterwards?
05:32 March 24, 2010 by ahanderson
Oh my, young people are unable to have fun anymore...geeeezzzzzzz. Were they forced? If not, get a life! Spend more time on other more important issues. Let young students have fun....whining whining whining....give it a break already!
05:36 March 24, 2010 by Da Goat
It is only sexist if women were not invited and the photographic evidence proved they were there so there is no problem

maybe we are so equal that we don't know what is sexist anymore !
08:28 March 24, 2010 by Elton John
xenyasai: Decadence? Based on what definition? Oh, I am sorry, I get it now. It is based on your biased definition, right?
09:27 March 24, 2010 by FACTSPOLICE
Common practice, why does this surprise anyone, we all know that quite a number of kids here are brought up with slack principals and morals, and lacks values and standards. Its why some Swedish women are known for their beauty, but also for the slutiness and wildness....absolutely NO CLASS!
11:20 March 24, 2010 by amirhosein
Interesting piece of news to know about!
11:47 March 24, 2010 by Marc the Texan
Sexualizing men in Sweden is considered Gay Rights, but with women its considered a crime.
14:40 March 24, 2010 by Uncle
"similar party was organized by HHUS in November last year...

Female students at the business school were then treated to a show featuring, among other things, young naked men dancing on stage with large cream-smothered "Falu" sausages clasped between their legs."

Females in Sweden care like affirmative action only when it benefits them. Whenever it hurts them - the sue and get money. They also like shows, as long as THEY are getting entertained by strippers. Whenever it is a male entertainment - they complain and get all insulted on the unfairness of life.

What amazes me is that the swedish men actually take all of this whining seriously and actually give these opportunists, who hide behind feminism and equality the possibility to bend them over.
18:26 March 24, 2010 by J Jack
sexism is good.
22:50 March 24, 2010 by anviltosser
What about women who want to be "seedy"? I reckon this is a good time to ask "what's up with Sweden dropping out of the Ms. Universe pagent?They say it "belittles" women,but what about the women who wanna compete? Why don't they stand up and tell others who claim to speak for them to buzz off?

also,what's with the comment ""We have worked hard to get rid of sexist songs, for example"?Does this reek of censorship?Visions of Al Gore and his attempt to establish an official government music censorship panel?The real "progressive" agenda shows it's ugly head.Good thing there isn't that pesky Constitution in Sweden,huh?
02:59 March 25, 2010 by MTH
This is why sweden is BORING! Lame country! is the truth! too much correctness for everything, is impossible to be free here, get wild and have fun! absolutely LAME!
08:49 March 25, 2010 by stenhuggaren
oh lille, lille farbror there you go again - you really did get a good going over at some point in your life, didn't you. "It's the women, it's the feminists, don't you see? they are everywhere, it's all their fault that I am the bitter old git that I have become..."
14:12 March 25, 2010 by Sjayna
Uncle, do you believe that 'sausage guys dancing on the table' is the goal of feminism, the goal of equality ?!!! If so, then the women are just as stupid as the men.The big problem is that we have a lot of imbecile women around the world, who by voluntary choice live on their men to get a higher standard of living in their meaningless life and at the same time bluff themselves that they live in equality, hahaa...I agree that the swedish men are to a great extent like easily trainable (=intelligent) dog breeds, but fortunately every breed can be trained,it only take a little bit more time and effort. Anyway, the dinner party was organized by the FEMALE students,so whats the point with this article?
15:28 March 25, 2010 by VicTaulic
I come to this country but six days. I would very much like to greet these women. Where is these women please? Thank all you now.
18:58 March 25, 2010 by Taxalien
We should ask media or their omnipresent representatives, the journalists for permissions before we try to do anything fun.

In fact why don't we all sit in front of television and watch hard porn all night instead of meeting people and doing something outrageous.
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