Thirty-year-old Lisa Conn hit up a public pool in her hometown of Philadelphia last weekend because, well, it's hot. She wore the same American Apparel bikini she always does, one that American Apparel sells by the box-full (pictured below). But within hours, she was harassed out of one pool by two male pool employees, went to another pool, and was kicked out for "inappropriate attire" [via Philly Mag].

Woman in bikini (Photo: Courtesy of Cosmo)

"The large male security guard refused to let me swim," Conn told Philly Mag of the incident at the first pool. "He said I could not get in wearing a 'bra and panties.' Those were his words. I insisted it was an American Apparel swimsuit."

After showing the tag that read "AMERICAN APPAREL SWIM" to a (also male) lifeguard, Conn was allowed to swim, but the lifeguard ridiculed her so much, loudly commenting on her "bra and panties," that she soon left the pool. "I came in smiling and happy and left on the verge of tears," she heartbreakingly told Philly Mag.

But the harassment wasn't over. The next day, Conn put on the same bikini and went to a different Philadelphia public pool. Again a male supervisor asked about her outfit, calling it a "bra and panties." A female lifeguard checked her swimsuit tag. But this time, Conn was not allowed to swim at all.

As you can see, her bikini is one most women have probably owned at some time or another, and is certainly not the most revealing swim suit I've ever seen. There's no way this suit was breaking any public pool attire rules.

"I am flat-chested. My two-piece reveals nothing," she said. "I don't know if this is a bullying thing, a race thing, or humiliating women for the sake of it. But I pay my taxes and I love my pool. I don't want any woman to be made to feel the way that I feel."

Conn tried to report the harassment several times, but was given the run-around by pool staff. The city's aquatics director did release a comment that the situation was "unfortunate" and that Conn was not disobeying any rules of the pools.