Check this out. Italy has opened it’s first all female beach, called Pink Beach. The name is enough of a deterrent for men. What man in his right mind would be seen at Pink Beach? Well, the lifeguard for one, he is still a man. I don’t know why they would choose a man over, say…Pamela Anderson as a lifeguard. If drowning in the ocean, those flotation devices would surely keep me afloat! The beach opened last week at a resort called Riccione on the Adriatic coast. I love the sign for the beach. It looks like George Hamilton in a 1950’s swim suit, with a pink ‘just say no to men’ logo, tattooed over top of him. The Italian men I saw on the beach weren’t that covered up, they wore Speedo’s….when they really shouldn’t have.
According to the reports, the women got tired of all the Italian men staring, pointing, groping, trying their worst pick-up lines and just making their day at the beach an uncomfortable experience. I guess some stereotypes are more true to life than we think. But women fought back. They wanted a place for themselves. But it is more than just a day at the beach. Pink Beach offers other extras like music, fitness classes, specially prepared lunches….even mani-pedi’s. Sounds like a spa day at the beach. Nothing wrong with that.
The feedback from Italian women has been very positive so far. They seem so happy to be able to get some peace and quiet and some R-n-R. So ladies, what do you think? Would you go to an all female beach?
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Photo courtesy of Timesonline.co.uk