Listening to this podcast episode makes me realise again how many layers deep the oppression runs in America. The idea that a way to discriminate against poor people is to not let them change clothes near the beach only even works if public nudity, even just to change into swimming gear, is so shameful it can be used as a deterrent. A family holding towels up to let someone get changed behind them is so alien to me, a European, who doesn’t even think about getting changed on the beach. I did so today. Meanwhile, about five or six women nearby were just going into the sea topless.
America is fucked up in so many ways I don’t even realise until I hear people talk about the fucked-up-ness in a fashion that makes me think they don’t even know how fucked up it is.