Italy opens first women-only beach
Italy has opened its first women-only beach, away from the prying eyes and wandering hands of the country’s notoriously lascivious men.
The beach at the resort of Riccione, on the Adriatic coast, is also closed to children, with mothers encouraged to leave their offspring with their father or grandparents.
Signs at the entrance to Beach 134 say “No Men”. One sign depicts a macho-looking man in a bathing costume apparently ready with his next chat-up line. But he has a diagonal line across his torso, in a manner similar to signs saying “No Dogs”. Ironically, dogs are allowed on the “Pink Beach”.
“This is not a lesbian beach,” Fausto Ravaglia, the businessman behind the idea to ban men, said. “It is simply for women to be themselves.”
Fausto Ravaglia, the owner of the beach and the businessman behind the idea to ban men, said: "The lifeguard must be a man. You clearly need a man to save women in the sea. It’s a question of muscles."
Calling it a "beach harem", Italian newspaper La Stampa said the woman-only beach reflected a growing demand for female rights in Italy.
Source: Times Online & Telegraph
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