Friday, March 10, 2006

Why ban nude cycling?


Maybe if you look like this, you don't like your own body very much. Tasman District Mayor John Hurley is trying to ban a nude bike ride according to NZ Herald.
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Why? Who are they hurting, besides risking sunburn or hypothermia or a rather nasty injury somewhere if they fall off? He said it is because it has offended locals before. Fortunately Takaka police have determined it isn’t illegal – but the fascist mayor says Police will look like fools if they DON’T arrest them.
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What does John Hurley want? Iranian style morals police covering up people who offend him? 200 people signed a petition against it – why don’t they damned well mind their own business? What nosey pathetic snivelling busybodies that sneer at the human body, show hatred for people minding their own business. All you have to do is look the other way.
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John Hurley offends me by wanting the Police to act against the law, to be enforcers of his Victorian age, Taliban style morals. Naked bodies are harmless, we all have them.
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So let people bike nude, particularly fit women, but not John Hurley. Who wants to see his bits flopping about?

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