Foreign News: Beach Purity

In Melbourne last week the Beach Purity League was excoriated by Police Magistrate Stafford.

"I deplore the law compelling me to fine young men for the natural and healthy act of rolling down their bathing suits to the waist," declared Judge Stafford. "The day is coming when Australians will regard a loin cloth a sufficient covering and when young men will be proud to display fine, manly, suntanned figures."

...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!