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What the…? Mooning outlawed in 2016

Victoria (the state, not the era) has officially outlawed the act of ‘mooning.’

If you dare to bare your bum cheeks in the Australian state, you can officially be charged with a crime, and face a maximum of two months’ imprisonment if you’re a first-time offender.

Repeat offenders could be locked away – with pants on, we assume – for up to six months.

Streakers have faced potential jail terms for a long time, but the mooning ban comes as part of a reform of up to 50 offences in amendments to sexual offence laws under the Crimes Amendment (Sexual Offences) Act 2016.
It will also update laws to include online behaviour.

In contrast, an American judge ruled that mooning was a form of artistic expression a decade ago.
“If exposure of half of the buttocks constituted indecent exposure, any woman wearing a thong at the beach… would be guilty,” he said.

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