Pink Beach

Bluestockingsrs sent me this article about a women-only beach in Italy, and I literally keep reading it over and over, and I don't even know what to do with it. It's, like, frying my brain. A women-only beach, which is good in many ways (e.g. body consciousness), but a women-only beach because men can't behave themselves, which is stupid. Lessons in deportment (zuh?!). Fitness classes, manicures, pedicures, and cooking lessons—which can all be great, but are sort of omg-ish, too, in the sense that they're the only things being offered, seemingly making the women-only beach also a "girly-girl only, learn-how-to-serve-your-man-and-be-pretty beach," too.

And a male lifeguard natch, because, according to the "businessman behind the idea" of Pink Beach, "It’s a question of muscles."

Fuck me.

Oh, also, I like how the "businessman behind the idea" of Pink Beach made sure to note "This is not a lesbian beach." Gee, thanks. Because lord knows I wouldn't accidentally want to wander on to one of those lesbian beaches!

Maybe he'll follow up Pink Beach with Lavender Beach for the lesbos.

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