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Harriet Alexander
Sydney Morning Herald
April 4, 2019 — 12.00am
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A former state ward is suing the state of NSW for being placed with a foster family that frequented nudist camps, where she was allegedly compelled to follow their natural ways.

Anna Paxton, not her real name, is seeking undisclosed damages from the state for approving the family's plans to spend its holidays at the Rosco Nudist Club near Newcastle and attend nudist conventions around Australia, where naked families relaxed by the swimming pool, performed in talent shows and played sports such as tunnel ball.

In a statement of claim filed with the Supreme Court last Wednesday, she alleges she suffered a psychological injury as a result of frequenting such camps, where she was directed by her foster family to take off her clothes and constantly be exposed to nude adults.

"It's OK when you're an adult but not when you're a child and you're trying to grow into your body," Ms. Paxton told the Herald.

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Nick & Lins
happywanderings.com
July 26, 2018

How to act around nudistsFor almost two years we have been publishing two articles per week for nudists. Tips, tricks, stories, Naturist Talks and lots of reviews of all the nudist places we’ve visited.
Well, sorry to all our nudist friends, but we thought it was time for a change. This article is not for you. This one is for the textiles.

The idea was brought to us via an e-mail from one of our readers. Many nudists have textile friends and family and even though they know a little bit about the nude lifestyle, they know you like to be naked and they know that nudism is not about sex, sometimes it’s still a bit awkward. Especially when they unexpectedly ring your doorbell and suddenly you’re standing there butt naked in front of them.

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An outspoken and well-educated woman using nakedness to send a message. Especially passionate about Brexit and feminism. (Webmaster)

Dr. Victoria Bateman
http://vnbateman.com/
January 2019

Dr Victoria bateman stageWelcome to the website of Dr. Victoria Bateman

I am a Director of Studies, Fellow and College Lecturer in Economics at Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge, and have written regular commentary for publications such as UnHerd, CapX and Bloomberg View.

I write and speak on topics ranging from popular economics to economic history, Brexit and feminism, and links to many of these can be found above.

If you would like to keep up to date on my latest news, publications and views, please follow me on Twitter @vnbateman. For all media and press enquiries, please contact me via my Cambridge website.

Please note this website contains images with nudity.

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By Rachel Smith Reporter
LancsLive (www.lancs.live)
15:17, 21 FEB 2019

Roller coasterThey need 103 people to ride the Grand National in the buff

If you've ever fancied riding a rollercoaster naked, now's your chance.

On March 2, British Naturism is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the most naked people riding a theme park ride at one time.

The current record is 103 people, but British Naturism hopes to top that on Blackpool Pleasure Beach's Grand National.

At 5 pm the ride will be open for naked riders to take part in the world record attempt.

And if riding the Grand National in the buff isn't enough exhilaration for one evening, The Sandcastle is offering a skinny dip from 6-8pm where you can leave your costume behind and ride the water slides and wave machines naked.

Tickets are available from Blackpool Pleasure Beach or through British Naturism.

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By Kelli María Korducki
New York Times Magazine
Jan. 29, 2019

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In the Canadian city where I used to live, there was a nude beach where I spent a lot of time. It was no rare occurrence to find, near the beach’s northern boundary, a small but fervent cohort of nude baby boomers distributing Naturism 101 pamphlets. In an outsize font on an ancient webpage they’d set up, the beach naturists dared visitors to “!!BE NATURAL AND FEEL THE FREEDOM!!” They outlined etiquette (no come-ons, no sex) and suggested recreational pursuits (flag football, a potluck). The naturists could be a little doctrinaire — once, someone wearing nothing but a Tilley hat chided me for my bikini bottom, bellowing, “Way to be clothed!” — but they would usually feign tolerance at the beachgoing public’s ignorance of their framing principles.

“Naturism” and “nudism” are used interchangeably to describe a doctrine of communally convening outdoors in the buff. But “naturism,” with its Thoreauvian connotations of fresh air and vigour, seems preferred among the true believers. On my beach, I suspect it was also a gentle protest against the prim, Anglo-Saxon mores of a metropolis where cops were known to set up speed traps for cyclists. The precept naturists hold the most sacred is body acceptance — to “not judge anyone by their body shape or other war wounds” and to ignore the nakedness of others. This attitude made their corner of the beach a respite from the outside world and its duller standards of decency. For years, I’d go weekly.
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