I think this issue needs to be addressed, because it is a destabilizing hypocrisy in the nudist community. The nudist community has largely adopted an ideology of acceptance and equality for all. This issue regards the commonly practiced single male discrimination policy, which bars men from attending nudist resorts if they are not accompanied by a woman. The policy often remains against men who are married, but not accompanied by their wives. Apparently to the resort, "my wife is not a nudist" is not a valid excuse for coming alone. This issue came up on Facebook when someone advertised a place where the "SMD" policy was practiced, and I thought it would be appropriate as a Naktiv siteblog:
Many people don't understand why a single male discrimination policy is counterproductive to stabilizing the nudist community.
Nudists simply need to accept the fact that nudism is a male majority community. Eventually when society better matures, more females will join.
But discriminating against single males will only shrink the nudist community, which in turn will create a snowball effect, because the smaller a minority is, the more of a spectacle they become as individuals.
Video-gaming used to be a male majority community. But the male gamers weren't concerned about the gender of their co-players. Eventually, women got curious about gaming, and they too joined in.
But the problem that needs to be addressed with single male discrimination is that it pressures single males to convert women to nudism. What if a man is a gay nudist? Then what does he do?
Sometimes nudism gets a bad rap because non nudists perceive us as pushing our lifestyle on to them. This is exactly what the single male discrimination policy pressures males to do, just to be able to join the club and embrace their nudist dignity.
There is a huge quantity of single males! To pressure them to try to convert non nudist women will only bring negative attention to us.
Not only that, but the single male discrimination policy focuses too much on the community as a whole and neglects the actual individual. This adds up and eventually affects the community. How is a single male to feel about himself or nudism in general if he is turned away just for being single. It implies that males are not people, but an excess quantity.
A very inconsiderate policy, indeed!