Throngs of thong-wearing protesters bared their bums on Australia’s Gold Coast as they confirmed their opposition to requires a ban on G-string bikini bottoms.
The demonstration, named “Free The Peach”, started at Kurrawa Beach at 6am native time on Friday (8pm Thursday UK time), in keeping with experiences in Australia.
Dozens of locals wore their skimpiest swimwear as they fought for his or her proper to put on what they need on the seashore.
They have been rallying in opposition to remarks made by Ian Grace, a former Gold Coast Volunteer Of The Year award winner, who stated girls and women who wore G-strings have been “cheapening themselves”.
Mr Grace first made his considerations recognized in a letter to Tom Tate, mayor of Gold Coast, earlier this month saying he had develop into distracted by girls sporting triangle bikinis on the seashore, Australian information website information.com.au experiences.
He wrote: “One young lady in particular was walking on the footpath on the main road and had the tiniest triangle in front and was as close to naked as anyone could be.
“You may see she was trying nearly defiantly at folks as they approached, nearly daring them to say one thing. There’s one thing very improper right here.”
“While any man would enjoy ‘the view’, I believe women are very much demeaning and cheapening themselves, portraying themselves as sex objects, then decrying it when men see them that way.”
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Rebecca Pask, proprietor of the Barr Body Swim swimwear firm, informed the Australian breakfast present Today: “I think the conversation is so much wider.
“Children and our younger women in society, we do want to show them what’s acceptable and what’s not however that begins within the dwelling.
“A bikini blanket ban was never going to be the solution. Never. Not on the Gold Coast.”