Maybe you caught it too, the hoolabaloo around Sherwood Forest in Nottingham, UK. Maybe you aren’t interested in the antics of Robin Hood. This is not about Robin hood.
This is what it’s about:
Nudists spotted in Sherwood Forest
It was in the Nottingham Post last Friday. A bunch of non-nudists had complained about seeing nude people in the forest.
All the upheaval boiled down to nothing, which is good, although the textile community is still up in arms about it, probably.
In England, nudity is legal as long as the nude person(s) are not making a nuisance of themselves. See the official UK Crown Prosecution Service site.
The funny thing about this, when you look closely enough, is that the good and dressed people of Nottingham are screaming that this is illegal.
If they knew the law, or at least make the effort of looking it up, they would see that they’re wrong.
(But who would want to look for their own wrong, right?)
Donna Price, British Naturism’s coordinator for Women in Naturism, had a video talk with a talkRadio host about the stir this all caused. At the moment of writing, there is a link to the talk here. Click at own risk, it might have been removed.
As so often, the biggest issue was that ‘people don’t want to see this’.
I think they should learn that the world isn’t just about what they want, but that there are other people with other views and ideas. If they don’t want to see this, they should look elsewhere. I have never been to Sherwood Forest, but if Robin Hood could stay hidden from the soldiers so long, it must be big enough for every kind of person.
Nudists were not and are not ‘ruining’ the forest, as the banner on the image states. That’s just in people’s one-track minds.
Unfortunately. Because there are so many of them.