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Baring your boobs on the beach

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Three women were "asked" by gendarmes to put their bikini tops back on, following a complaint from a family with children, even though topless sun-bathing is not forbidden on French beaches unless there's un arrêté in place (which there wasn't in this case).

https://www.charentelibre.fr/2020/08/25 ... 636560.php
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Were the complainers British or ultra religious or something equally narrow?

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So by extension a woman could legitimately go topless in Paris or any other town center unless an arrêt has been invoked?

Is there a difference both legally and morally?

Had it happened in a town centre then it would have been considered a mediation without polémique.

There are plenty of nudist or topless beaches, if people are sunbathing topless tucked away amongst sand dunes or rocks then thats using discretion, in the midst of families with children on a crowded beach or in a town centre then not so appropriate.

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Le Démerdeur wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:02 pm
So by extension a woman could legitimately go topless in Paris or any other town center unless an arrêt has been invoked?

Is there a difference both legally and morally?

Had it happened in a town centre then it would have been considered a mediation without polémique.

There are plenty of nudist or topless beaches, if people are sunbathing topless tucked away amongst sand dunes or rocks then thats using discretion, in the midst of families with children on a crowded beach or in a town centre then not so appropriate.
In the article is written:
Que dit la loi? En France, rien n’interdit de profiter du soleil ou de la baignade les seins nus sur une plage.
Nowhere does it talk about being topless in the town centre. :roll:

The women could have refused.
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I have never seen a topless woman in town, mind you it's rare to see a topless woman at home either :lol:
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FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:06 pm
In the article is written:
Que dit la loi? En France, rien n’interdit de profiter du soleil ou de la baignade les seins nus sur une plage.
Nowhere does it talk about being topless in the town centre. :roll:
Are you being deliberately obtuse?

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I’m surprised that the police got involved; if parents object to women going topless on the beach, it’s up to them to settle down with their family somewhere they won’t be upset by it, whatever their nationality.

I imagine such a complaint by the parents would result in the children being on the lookout for such exciting ‘spectacles’ in the future, assuming that they were old enough to follow what was going on.

At our communal pool some of the older women get quite aerated at one younger woman going topless if children are around - not that the children are with them. They also object to her running up and down the pool side if their husbands are present. All of them are French.

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Trouble is that the USA moral values seem to be imposing more and more across the globe.

A country that outlaws any sign of a nipple yet kills 32,000 a year with hand guns.

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Re: Baring your boobs on the beach

Post by manonthemoon »

What about the men who bare their MOOBS on a beach? I find that pretty distasteful isn't that disturbing too

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