|Friday 2nd January 2009
||[Jan. 2nd, 2009|10:00 am]
From the Sydney Morning Herald Emily Maguire January 2, 2009
Nile wants the law to state that "exposure of women's breasts on beaches will be prohibited" but the ladies I talked to would be happy with a simple health warning: "Exposure to finely toned, lightly oiled male torsos may cause dizziness, confusion and excessive sweating."
In supporting Nile's proposal, the Labor MP Paul Gibson revealed his deep discomfort with both women's bodies and the language used to describe bits of them when he asked,
"Do you want somebody with big knockers next to you when you're [at the beach] with the kids?"
I understand the prohibition on topless male beach attire was lifted in 1937 ( Reference NIWDENAPOLIS - History of men's swimwear )
In 1937, men finally had the right to go topless, when only a year earlier in 1936, the "no- shirt" movement had generated much controversy, with reported cases of topless men being banned from Atlantic City beaches in New Jersey.
n.b the image shown in the Chinese link headlined 澳大利亚议员提议禁止女性海滩裸晒
incorrectly marked "A $175 hamburger, is prepared at The Wall Street Burger Shoppe in New York in this file photo from May" appears to depict the God Squad in helicopters patrolling a Sydney (Bondi) beach.