Buxom blonde (Madelyn Scheaffer) banned for her itsy bitsy bikini at Adventure Oasis Water Park Missouri . ‘Sexism & Ageism’ demons reared their ugly heads at Adventure Oasis Water Park on Wednesday July 3, 2013. Madelyn Sheaffer is in her forties, healthy and proud to have lost a staggering 100 pounds. When her and her daughter decided to take a trip to the local water park to cool down, she wore a basic black bikini ruffled with white, and bikini briefs. There is no dress code or prohibited swim wear posted at the entrance to the park, according to the City Officials who were willing to speak to the media, many of them became inaccessible, they “trust the judgment of their management.”
According to Madylene Schaeffer she was told that police would escort her off the premises if she refused to leave voluntarily or cover up. The police were called, and were apparently sympathetic to the situation, but as city employees, unable to enforce her civil liberties and freedoms against age and sex discrimination.
We can’t actually say anything,” they said as we walked outside, (as it is a city owned park), ..but I hope from the expressions on our face you can tell how we feel,” They were compassionate. They too, thought it was ridiculous.
Schaeffer describes other females wearing basically the same type of swim wear but being much younger, not being asked to cover up at all. Madelyne Schaeffer is a fit forty-three year old woman, who has a voluptuous figure, the question is why is the city allowing sexist discrimination towards their patrons? An ‘itsy bitsy bikini’ banned from Adventure Oasis water park Missouri, sounds like grounds for a lawsuit against the city for sexism discrimination and ageism discrimination.
The verbal attack and physical confrontation are nothing short of an attempt to degrade Madelyne and sexually demean her. The statement, that it is a “family” park is an insinuation is that Adventure Oasis is good clean fun for the whole family, and that Schaeffer’s body is somehow a threat to that environment; and that insinuation is offensive and nothing short of predatory. Since when does a mature woman’s body have no place and no right to be seen as a natural part of the family? Only certain sized bodies, preferably ones that are virgins, with tight flesh, rather than matriarchs’ with full figures have a right to bare skin? Even in a man’s world, his preferences has limits, and those limits are measures of the law.
There are laws in Missouri against this type of public humiliation and shaming. The Missouri Human Rights Act makes it illegal “for a place of public accommodation to discriminate because of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, or disability, including refusing to provide service; and setting different terms or conditions for services or facilities.” Madelyn Schaeffer really only needs some corroborating testimony and physical evidence like photos and she has a solid case in which to file a complaint against the business and the city for refusing to conduct an investigation, and issue an apology.
ABC NEWS – Mother Ejected From Water Park
Missouri Department of Labour and Industrial Relations – Discrimination in Public Accomodations
Huffington Post – Sheaffer’s Bikini Gets Her Banned
KSDK News – Woman Booted From Water Park