I’m really concerned with the steps we are taking as Americans, and how our freedoms are slowly being taken away from us
Speech by Stéphane Deschénes in the last session of the Global Naturist Forum, under the theme “Working together as a global community”.
CNN had a story the other day on Belgian couple Nick and Lins De Corte, “naturists” who trot the globe unclothed.
I’ve known several people who were “naturists,” except they called themselves nudists. They ranged in age from late 40s to early 70s. They traveled to various campgrounds, beaches and resorts, mingled with other free spirits and apparently enjoyed every unclothed moment.
“I was thinking, in this cold season, if the custom of these recently discovered nations, of going completely naked, is forced by the warm temperature of the air, as we say of the Indians or the Moors, or if it is original in man.
It’s clear there is different treatment of men and women in naturism. The article cites many examples. But it’s no mystery.
Americans will need to take pandemic precautions well into 2021 — yes, even after a vaccine arrives.
We need to accept this reality and take steps to meet it rather than deny it.
Whether you’ve seen this or not, men have the right to take off their shirts at any time, anywhere, except in businesses as otherwise posted for sanitary reasons. Women do not have this right, as power structures and organizations prevent them from doing so. Why? Because breasts are sexual? Who made them that way? Not the infants that feed from them. Not the women that have them.
I’m an independent working woman of 23 and have my own place in a high rise. It’s so hot outside, I’m walking around the apartment nude and thinking nothing of it. A female friend just moved in with me to share rent, taking the much smaller bedroom — more like a den. But, things are going bad quickly.