Posted September 14, 2019 06:33:37 When a women went to the beach topless on a Sydney beach, the local media was on hand to cover the event.
The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian reported that a woman named Tania Waugh went to a Sydney park topless at the end of September.
“I don’t feel comfortable with that kind of activity in my community,” Waugh told The Sydney Morning Star.
It was the second time the woman went the beach, but she said it was the first time topless.
Ms Waugh said she had been “totally overwhelmed” by the response to her story.
“I think it’s important to stand up for yourself, and you need to do it in a way that’s respectful,” she said.
“It’s also important to respect other people, you need respect for other people’s bodies.”
A spokesperson for Sydney Parks and Wildlife said Waugh’s experience was typical.
“The issue with this event is not the location of the beach but how it is conducted and the nature of the interaction between the female and the male,” the spokesperson said.
A spokeswoman for the NSW Department of Primary Industries said it is a “very common event”.
“We work closely with all the parties involved in this event and they have a long-standing policy of not allowing any type of public nudity,” the spokeswoman said.
“This event has been approved by the NSW Parks and Recreation Department and is in compliance with NSW policy.”
Ms D’Arcy said it’s not unusual for people to go topless while visiting.
“We have always been very supportive of women’s bodies, and we understand their concerns and that’s why we make sure we do our best to ensure that we do things the right way, so people don’t get hurt or feel unsafe,” she told The ABC.