Sunday, January 4, 2009

Nile submits, no one offended

Fred Nile, renowned crusader for Christian morality, NSW MP with the Christian Democratic Party, argues that no one should be offended on the beach. So, women mustn't go topless.

"Our beaches should be a place where no one is offended, whether it's their religious or cultural views," he said.
He's talking about not offending tourists on the beach.

He’s talking about the slippery slope to total nudity.

I guess he’d be happier if we all went back to the woollen neck-to-knee bathers on the beach. Or if we all wore burkhinis.

That offends me, and I live here. (Though I’d happily live without budgie smugglers.)

Can I just ask what the hell the tourists come here for if it's not to admire the contours on the beaches? More here.

Daniel Pipes fires a shot at Nile, here. It is a shame that other politicians didn't stand up for the right of Australians to enjoy the beach as they see fit - I'm sure that not all beaches allow topless bathing.

Thanks to Splice, a beach contour man from way back...

9 comments:

splice said...

Beach contour man?

That would require the painstaking measurement of shifting sand dunes, berms and bars to assess the influence of rising sea levels and the increased frequency of storm events due to global warming.

Hey, I’m too damned lazy to apply for a study grant!

Beach decoration is more my area of expertise… if Sydney’s local councils advertise for a Bikini Inspector, I’m fully qualified :~)

kae said...

The decorative contours were the exact ones to which I was referring.

Mild Colonial Boy, Esq. said...

As a chap who feels that a return to Victorian (i.e. Nineteenth Century) values would be a good thing - I believe only something along the following lines would be permitted (http://www.fashion-era.com/images/SocialHistory/swimpad500.jpg) - although these hussies are showing bare arms.

Boy on a bike said...

I did the nude beach thing in my youth, and all I can say is that body surfing in the raw is an interesting experience. Not much fun when the wave slams you into the sandy bottom and drags you over some rocks though. I've worn the smugglers since then.

kae said...

Gee, BoaB, I hope you're not on THAT bike! Could redo the damage of the sand and the rocks...

Hey, any old salt will tell you that losing your tackle in the surf is a painful and frustrating experience.

elcampeador said...

Personally, I think the young woman on the towel, should stand up for her rights. Well, the lefts, too.

RebeccaH said...

I was on a nude beach once in St. Maarten (also passed one on the Isar River in Bavaria). I wasn't nude, though. The women didn't really interest me (other than opining that their sun-browned skin would look like old leather a few years down the road), and the men were all old, fat, and really disgusting.

Egg said...

Mankinis are OK?

kae said...

Mild Colonial Boy, hmm. No, I don't think so.

RebeccaH, yes. Recently saw a programme about real estate selling/buying and one was a resort, a nudist resort. Many of those naked people should've remained covered. However, they weren't there to show off, so they say. Hmmm.

Egg: NO!