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May 10, 2021

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Why not consider creating Tyagarah Beach as a Safe Women-Only beach? Even Freud was warned that there are times when a cigar is just a cigar.

Women could bathe in nature free of sexualised narratives. Social space could be enjoyed free of the pressure of the male gaze.

Land and property have more legal rights for protection than women. Women are expected to deal socially with violence and murder. Byron would be seen as socially progressive.

The fact that Belongil, for decades, has been a space where women are driven away by sexualised behaviour of males is a story that has been left out of the current debate.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. As part of this proposal would you also include a beach for men only – otherwise there is an issue of gender discrimination.
    I do not wish to trivialise the difficulties that women have but I have also seen much inappropriate behaviour by women at the beaches. For example – I have more often seen women taking photos at beaches then men and about two years a woman to a photo of me without my consent.
    I suggest that rather segregating the beaches that those of us that go there with right intention call out inappropriate behaviour when we see it.

  2. Which men would you like to enforce the rule?
    You are promting segregation. I think you are in the wrong century.

    Next you will be wanting equality…..go figure

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