Thursday, August 20, 2009
It was an itsy bitsy teeny weenie yellow polka dot burquini
A ccording to today's Age a northern Italian city has banned women from wearing a 'burquini' which is a body covering swimsuit. "The sight of a masked woman could disturb small children, not to mention problems of hygiene" the local mayor has said. Well shit, someone better tell the Australian Olympic swimming team they are disturbing children and they are being accused of peeing in the pool - I can't think of what else would apply as a hygiene problem. What utter nonsense. Banning women from covering up? Should we ban factor 15 sun screen just in case it's not nudie enough? Personally I would recommend more to go the full cover up. Not in relation to reasons pertaining to a god but more likely just god awful to look at. And yes Mr Mayor, we do need to be tolerant all the times. Tolerant of long socks with brown sandals, tolerant of bellies that block out the sun and teeny tiny speedos with a leg of lamb down the front just for effect. So if you happen to be in a northern Italian town for their summer, better get ready to bare all - for the sake of the children, of course.