nudity is a crime, part 2

27 04 2009

Appenzell clamps down on nudist hikers.


nudity is a crime

24 04 2009

Man arrested for nudity in Iowa

Naked wizard tasered at Coachella (Yes, tasered. Video NSFW.)


nudity illegal in north carolina

7 04 2009

Does anyone know if that assertion is true? Some local authorities are making this claim after a physician complained about seeing nude sunbathers at Bird Island.

The second most irritating part of this story, to me, is the statement that “officials are trying to stop sunbathers from flaunting it all on Bird Island.” This phrasing implies that nudists are exhibitionists, and that their is some sort of intentional exposure, akin to flashing or streaking, going on.

I wish people would pay attention and realize that naturism is not about being seen nude, nor about seeing others nude. It is about being nude, without pride and without shame, but with simple acceptance. Why, why WHY do people insist on not understanding this fact?!


two mainstream media stories

24 03 2009

One is from CNN, talking about how nudist resorts are faring in the recession.

The other, from Time, is about nude hiking in Appenzell.

fines for nude hiking in switzerland

6 02 2009

Via this week’s Grist List: Naked ramblers face Swiss fines.

Authorities in the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden plan to introduce fines for anyone found walking in the picturesque mountain region without any clothes.

This is just sad. And a bit annoying.

“The point is many children visit our mountains in the summer,” [justice minister Melchior Looser] told he Guardian newspaper.

A naked hiker was detained last autumn, but could not be fined as naked rambling was not outlawed, he said – hence the need for a new law.

Really? The children argument again?