Friday, April 2, 2010

Top Five naked protests

Our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa has been packed this spring. We have guests from around the world here. Although most guests are from all over the US and Canada, we have had guests this spring from England, Australia, Finland, Poland, Hong Kong, Germany, France, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, and China. We are allows honored that our guests make us not only the most popular clothing optional resort in the western US, but one of the most popular of ALL resorts in Palm Springs.

If you have noticed, I haven't been posting here as much lately as we have been so busy. I will try to post more as there are so many good stories.

Like this one:

"Naked Protesters Do More with Less
Planet 100 counts down the top 5 nude protests of all time.

In 1773, colonists in Boston protested what they viewed as unfair tax legislation by dumping boxes of tea into the harbor. In 1921, Ghandi encouraged people to boycott British goods and institutions in their pursuit of independence. In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. led more than 200,000 people to Washington, DC, in an effort to secure civil rights for all Americans.

Today, people continue to use protest as a means of voicing dissent but in an age that is saturated by media, tactics have had to change to ensure widespread recognition of their efforts.

The result is sometimes shocking, sometimes outrageous, but always attention-grabbing: Take a look at the top five naked activists.

5. Cycling in the Nude

world naked bike day photo

Every June, in 20 countries and 70 cities, a mass of cyclists gather and ride the streets—completely naked. The annual event, known as World Naked Bike Day, is a protest against the vulnerability of bikers in a car-dominated culture...

4. PETA...

PETA is one organization that is not afraid of controversy. Their campaigns and print ads are infamous for blending activism and sex-appeal—often to the extent that they alienate would-be supporters and long-time opponents alike...

3. Going Pants Free in Guangdong

pants free subway protest china photo

As the environment in China has degraded, it has been harder and harder for the government there to contain protests for more stringent regulations. In a notable act of defiance, 20 climate activists in Guangdong province boarded a train—without pants...

2. SkinLess in Madrid

Taking a page from PETA's playbook, Spain's AnimaNaturalis staged SkinLess to protest the fur trade....

1. Getting Chilly With It

Working in collaboration with Greenpeace, New York-based Artist Spencer Tunick invited 600 dedicated climate activists to pose naked on a glacier in the Swiss Alps. Braving temperatures that dropped to -10 degrees, the participants stood for the photographs to bring awareness to the effects of climate change...

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Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Palm Springs, California

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