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The good old beeb – sexist and racist

August 1, 2009

Breast practice on the riviera

So it’s no wonder that the French Riviera, with its brazenly topless women, was something to fantasize about back then – both for the women who dreamt of finally feeling the sun on their hitherto hidden breasts and for all those who were happy just to look.

It was hailed as feminist progress. Women could go topless, “just like men”

Of course, since this is France, somebody had to write a serious book about it, and a small group of radical feminists had to stage a protest.

Historian Christophe Granger recently wrote a book called “Les Corps d’été” (Summer Bodies) which describes the evolution of the “love triangle” between the French, the sun and nudity evolved over the course of the 20th Century. This summer’s perfect beach book, n’est-ce pas?

And what’s with the quotation marks in this title? New questions over ‘torture’ case We all know Binyam Mohammed was tortured on the orders of the UK. Scare quotes – *scorn* from this author!

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