Bollen is furious and relinquished her title immediately after the reprimand. She calls it a difficult and painful decision, but “as a psychologist in 2021 means I can’t be myself (not even in my private life, because that’s what it is!) So I would prefer not to be a psychologist “.
“It’s a punishment that I have to justify myself for that in 2021. We can gradually talk about sexuality, but apparently it has to be done in a very clinical context.”
“I can’t understand it. Why isn’t the sexy and / or the feminine worthy? And since when do we psychologists judge the dignity of others? Shouldn’t we be mindful? open and encourage authenticity? ” Instagram.
“Since when, as psychologists, must we be worthier than others? Aren’t we just like people who try to be there for others? Doesn’t our strength as a psychologist lie in the fact of being human and the meeting between two people? “
Flemish Minister for Equal Treatment Somers wants to see what he can do against the attitude of the committee. “It affects what women can and cannot wear in their free time.”
“We don’t need a clothing police here,” he replies unhappily. “It’s really unheard of. When I read it, I thought I was back in the 1950s.”
Bollen also receives support from other people online. Lingerie designer Marlies Dekkers, for example, says she’s standing behind Bollen and radio host Heidi Lenaerts posted a photo in her underwear. with the call: “Come on. All in underwear for Kaat Bollen.”