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UK---World Naked Bike Ride: The Environmental Protest With a Difference

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How a seemingly jovial naked bike ride protest can bring key environmental issues like oil and car dependency to new audiences

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Peace Monger (185)
Monday April 30, 2012, 1:15 am
Cheeky :p

Norm C (74)
Monday April 30, 2012, 1:39 am
We've been doing the same thing in the Fremont Solstice parade in June for over a decade. Totally cheeky!

Past Member (0)
Monday April 30, 2012, 2:14 am

Ellen m (215)
Monday April 30, 2012, 4:43 am
We have this in Seattle once a year in a parade :-)

Ellen m (215)
Monday April 30, 2012, 4:46 am
Oops, missed your comment there Norm..see you there?
Last year i was getting signatures for the Hens, this year i'll get to watch :-)

Past Member (0)
Monday April 30, 2012, 5:33 am
we are change
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love

. (0)
Monday April 30, 2012, 6:14 am
if the action is done for a just and important cause,
I totally agree great way to attract attention
thx u Cal

KS Goh (0)
Monday April 30, 2012, 7:52 am
Thanks for the article.

Lindsay K (6)
Monday April 30, 2012, 8:02 am
They're brave!

pam w (139)
Monday April 30, 2012, 8:19 am
I hope the weather's mild! If it worked for Lady Godiva.....

Nicole W (646)
Monday April 30, 2012, 10:11 am
interesting, thanks Cal

Vicky P (476)
Monday April 30, 2012, 1:09 pm
...would never do that, I guess I don't like showing myself to the world

Robert Hardy (68)
Monday April 30, 2012, 9:06 pm
Now we are getting somewhere! Good idea.

Susanne R (237)
Monday April 30, 2012, 11:01 pm
A comment from the article, "'I guess a lot of the public wouldn’t necessarily know why we were doing it but it certainly gets people's attention.'

If people don't know why they're doing it, what good does it do to get their attention? You want supporters, not oglers...

Don't get me wrong. I commend their intentions. I just don't understand their methods.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 1:32 am
Hey Norm and Ellen! Hope to see you guys at Fremont! {How will we recognize each other?}

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 1:43 am
"The two biggest issues for the naked protesters are our continued dependence on oil dependency

and the lack of safe roads and pathways for cyclists, helping us to reduce our dependency on oil.

The naked part of the protest symbolises the vulnerability of cyclists as road users."

There is something vulnerable about the naked body.... I think this is definitely an effective method of protest.

{Also, as stated in the article, it draws attention to Nudists, as in Nudist camps -- Brits call them Naturists -- and to what the article calls "social nudity". And that, in turn, to ME, signifies that we don't always necessarily NEED the clothes we wear -- and that, in turn, means LESS CONSUMERISM for the sake of "fashion" and competition and so on.}

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 2:38 am
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