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Germany: Dissolvable bikini row
Austrian Times ^ | 07/30/09

Posted on 08/02/2009 2:20:38 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Dissolvable bikini row

A bikini that dissolves in water has outraged killjoy women's rights campaigners.

The saucy thong swimsuit - sold as the perfect present for dumped boyfriends - looks like a real bikini but disappears completely after just a few seconds in water.

Sellers in Germany bill the Get Naked costume as a chance for men to get their own back after a break-up.

But women's rights campaigner Rosmarie Zapfl stormed: "It is an absolute insult to women that this has been invented."

The dissolvable bikinis are being sold on the German revenge website www.racheshop.de with sizes 34 and 36 in a thong version and 38, 40 and 42 with bikini bottoms.


TOPICS: Humor; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: bikini; germany; napl

1 posted on 08/02/2009 2:20:39 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I guess I’m just a Right Wing, Neanderthal Son offa Bitch, because it strikes me as hilarious— just make one for the guys, too, to even things out...


2 posted on 08/02/2009 2:43:09 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Considering that public nudity is prevalent in Germany (beaches, prime time television, bill boards, etc), I’m having problems believing this has caused so much of an outrage.


3 posted on 08/02/2009 2:51:00 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

4 posted on 08/02/2009 3:00:59 AM PDT by Schnucki (Democrat health care reform was written by Theodoric Barber of York!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Rules are rules!

Pics proving this is for real? lol

5 posted on 08/02/2009 3:12:18 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: Grizzled Bear

There’s a difference between choosing to go nude on the beach and having the decision taken away from you.

Just as there is a difference between consensual sex and rape.

Imagine it’s a perverted pedophile uncle buying the bikini for a thirteen year old niece and it then it seems less ambiguous.


6 posted on 08/02/2009 3:18:54 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: Prodigal Son
There’s a difference between choosing to go nude on the beach and having the decision taken away from you.

Just as there is a difference between consensual sex and rape.

I agree completely; but, you haven't seen German television and billboards.

Imagine it’s a perverted pedophile uncle buying the bikini for a thirteen year old niece and it then it seems less ambiguous.

Children in Germany are "sexualized," for lack of a better term, at a very early age. Note - I don't agree with it, I'm just pointing out the facts.

7 posted on 08/02/2009 3:36:24 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Not-A-Ping....

8^)


8 posted on 08/02/2009 4:14:51 AM PDT by The SISU kid (I feel really homesick all the time & so do all the other aliens.....)
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To: Grizzled Bear
but, you haven't seen German television and billboards.

I lived in Germany for 8 years. I am fully aware of how German society is.

I really liked it there. I speak German. Had a German wife. Went native, you might say.

I've lived half my life in Europe, in different countries. I have a pretty good grasp of the situation here.

You were saying?

9 posted on 08/02/2009 4:15:17 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: Prodigal Son
I lived in Germany for 8 years. I am fully aware of how German society is.

I really liked it there. I speak German. Had a German wife. Went native, you might say.

I also lived in Germany for eight years. I lived in the Mannheim area; but I traveled extensively throughout the country and throughout Europe. I have a German wife. I've decided to keep her. ;-)

We've been married ten years; although we are forced to spend this year's anniversary apart due to a deployment.

You were saying?

I was saying that I disagree with certain aspects of their culture; therefore, I wouldn't expect most members of their society to be bothered by this issue.

This isn't true for all; there are some within their society, like my wife, who feel very uncomfortable waiting at bus stops that sported posters containing full frontal nudity.

My point is, at most German swim locations (pools/lakes/etc) you are more likely to ladies in birthday suits than swim suits.

und Ich auch kann ein bisien deusch spreche, aber meine deusch is ganz schlect.

10 posted on 08/02/2009 4:39:42 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“women’s rights campaigner Rosmarie Zapfl stormed: “It is an absolute insult to women that this has been invented.” “

Poor ickle Zapfl got zapped.

Somebody call the Whaaambulance.


11 posted on 08/02/2009 4:51:27 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Schnucki
She's definitely GUILTY of something......just look at that smirk on her face.
12 posted on 08/02/2009 4:57:34 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Give me LIBERTY or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Guilty of hoarding Silicone ...


13 posted on 08/02/2009 5:54:32 AM PDT by webschooner (First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win -- Mahatma Gandhi)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Who would wear a bathing suit given by an ex-boyfriend?


14 posted on 08/02/2009 6:10:45 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("If the worst that Barack Obama does is ruin the economy, I will breathe a sigh of relief." Sowell)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

This thread is usless without pictures. :>)


15 posted on 08/02/2009 7:36:08 AM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; martin_fierro; Charles Henrickson

One moment it’s there, the next there’s no bikini atoll....


16 posted on 08/02/2009 9:03:52 AM PDT by mikrofon (Ich bin ein Bareloiner)
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To: mikrofon
(((...groan...)))

;^)

17 posted on 08/02/2009 9:14:30 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: The SISU kid; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Let's get this out of the way:

"They can test it by giving one to Helen Thomas."


18 posted on 08/02/2009 10:11:33 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Tax-chick

...and what ex-boyfriend wants to give her a bikini?

Oh, yeah; “really, it’s not you, it’s me...we can still be friends. Just to show there are really no hard feelings, here’s a thong bikini you can wear for your new squeeze...,”.


19 posted on 08/02/2009 10:27:10 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: mikrofon

That’s really bad. I salute you.


20 posted on 08/02/2009 10:45:25 AM PDT by Clay Moore (Obama: A good example of why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"They can test it by giving one to Helen Thomas."

Petronski tells me Helen Thomas can probably dissolve ordinary bikinis.

Ewwwww.

21 posted on 08/02/2009 10:50:43 AM PDT by cyborg (The Cyborg Show brought you by the Apple iPhone)
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To: backhoe
I guess I’m just a Right Wing, Neanderthal Son offa Bitch, because it strikes me as hilarious— just make one for the guys, too, to even things out...

Already available on the same webpage:

http://www.racheshop.de/product_info.php?cPath=288_103&products_id=12328

The hysterics probably overlooked this..
22 posted on 08/02/2009 10:57:41 AM PDT by wolf78 (Inflation is a form of taxation, too. Cranky Libertarian - equal opportunity offender.)
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To: cyborg

I second that Ewwww.


23 posted on 08/02/2009 11:10:16 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Grizzled Bear
Children in Germany are "sexualized," for lack of a better term, at a very early age. Note - I don't agree with it, I'm just pointing out the facts.

It's not so much sexualized, that happens in the US as well (I would argue that Christina Aguilera in a thong dry-humping a motorbike is more sexual than a naked middle-aged mother of four with sagging breasts). The difference is that nudity / nudism has a long tradition in Germany (one of the few ways to rebell during the Kaiser's reign) and isn't necessarily seen as sexual, if it's not in a sexual context. Letting children up to the age of 3 or 4 play naked in the garden (in summer) is completely acceptable (it's like:"they don't mind, so why shouldn anyone else"). German beaches (yes, there are beaches in Germany, although the season is very short) have nudist sections, some public swimming pools in Germany offer nudist hours.

So nudity isn't always perceived as sexual and therefore not as strict a taboo in the US. While in the US such a prank would be considered sexually demeaning, in Germany it would merely be considered in bad taste.



Hommage to Borat at a german rock festival (Wacken)
24 posted on 08/02/2009 11:12:09 AM PDT by wolf78 (Inflation is a form of taxation, too. Cranky Libertarian - equal opportunity offender.)
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To: Tax-chick

“Who would wear a bathing suit given by an ex-boyfriend?”

Nobody, now.


25 posted on 08/02/2009 11:16:17 AM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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To: Tax-chick
Ha! I wash all my clothes before I wear them (my mom was a seamstress -- the stories I could tell...). Imagine my surprise at the empty washer when this material becomes popular!

And umbrellas for your enemies! Oh, the possibilities.

26 posted on 08/02/2009 11:30:40 AM PDT by TheOldLady (I hate Freepathons! PLEASE DONATE NOW! Get it over with!)
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To: TheOldLady

This would be perfect for you when you want to do your plowing/ rain experiments.


27 posted on 08/02/2009 8:03:59 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: AFPhys

bttt


28 posted on 08/02/2009 8:05:13 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: TheOldLady

The wife must be buying dissolvable socks b/c they keep disappearing in the washer!


29 posted on 08/02/2009 8:10:24 PM PDT by HonkyTonkMan
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To: AFPhys
LOL! As you well know, my experiments are over. Read this and the last comment in the thread to see what happened.
30 posted on 08/03/2009 4:23:10 AM PDT by TheOldLady (I hate Freepathons! PLEASE DONATE NOW! Get it over with!)
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To: HonkyTonkMan

Sometimes I wonder. Talk about good money going down the drain.


31 posted on 08/03/2009 4:24:08 AM PDT by TheOldLady (I hate Freepathons! PLEASE DONATE NOW! Get it over with!)
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