The country’s obsession with paedophiles is now extending to public spaces never previously in the political firing line. Following on from the thoroughly unnecessary and unjust foundation of the Independent ‘Safeguarding’ Authority, it is now becoming unacceptable for adults to be naked in showers in public pools:
Gym users at a popular pool have been asked to shower in their trunks and costumes when schoolchildren are around, it was revealed today.
After using the equipment at the Torridge Pool in Northam, Devon, members have been “respectfully” asked to wear swimsuits in the showers, if pupils are present.
The pool said it acted after “concerns were raised” by schools, and made the request to protect both children and adults.
General manager Bob Demott said there had never been any untoward incidents and stressed the measure was a safeguard for both children and adults.
He said today: “The measures we have put in place are pro-active. The schools felt uncomfortable that there were naked people in the showers when children were in the changing rooms.”
‘Concerns were raised’, despite there not having been any inappropriate or alarming incidents whatsoever. Concerns about what exactly? Adult, non-sexual nudity? Just what threat does adult, non-sexual nudity actually pose to anyone? Are children now not supposed to be seeing their parents naked, or be in their presence when they are naked? As with every other recent development connected with the ‘protection’ agenda there is no evidence that such ‘pro-active measures’ are needed. Hugh Bone, a local councillor, said:
“This surely is ridiculous. People should not believe that we are all perverts.
“Boys and men as well as girls and women have always changed in front of each other and this is part of the growing up experience.”
Except we’re now being indoctrinated into believing that everyone might be a threat, might be a paedophile, unless they can prove otherwise.