Originally Posted by Minnewaska
Irrelevant whether they should be. They either are or are not.
Civility requires one to choose the least offensive to the most. If one can't be seen, it isn't an issue at all. It takes two to be civil.
I don't agree, it is completely different to be naked in a place where people has to pass, or to be naked on a boat sailing or anchored in a remote place where you have to go to see someone naked, or perhaps using some binoculars from land. People can be seen if you want really try hard.
On what regards the last case I don't see where is the incivility to be naked.
I remember my father telling me that the only time he was arrested was because he was naked, I mean not all but with the chest naked. That should have been on the 40's where men still had to use complete bath suit. He was part of a racing crew of 8 rowing a shell at the middle of a big river (tejo) and it was so hot they all have taken the bath suit from the chest. A civil lady saw that (at distance) and complain to the police given them no alternative than to take them all in custody. They were fined and then released.