A reminder to naturists around the world: There are people who would shoot us for being naked on a beach.

It happened recently on a beach in Corsica. A man upset with the nudity he was seeing on an unofficial clothing-optional beach opened fire, wounding one female naturist, according to reports.

Apparently, the woman was not seriously injured, the Telegraph is reporting, though I would think the writer is underestimating the psychological trauma and its potential long-term effects on the victim — as well as any suffering she must now endure because of the actual gunshot wound.

It is unclear whether the shooter used bullets or pellets, but he has certainly made his point: social nudity offends him to the point of violence.

You know there are others like him who will resort to violence, whether in the name of some imaginary deity or not. And now that the incident in Corsica is getting attention on media sites around the world, it is not unreasonable to think other nutcases could be inspired to follow suit or do something even worse.

It’s a reminder that social nudists face persecution everywhere.

So keep it in mind.

— Jillian

Photo: Corsica. Credit: Patrick Nouhailler/Wikimedia Commons