Harassment movement hasn't impeded Cincinnati firefighters' performance on Florida beach

  • Source: News-Press
  • Published: 03/13/2018 12:00 AM

Starting their 31st year performing at Fort Myers Beach, the Greater Cincinnati Firefighters finds themselves shaking and shimmying in a different atmosphere where the "#metoo" movement and a focus on sexual harassment bumps and grinds up against a playful, sexually-themed revue of mostly burly and buff men. Has this societal change made an impact? Joe Diebold, a retired firefighter who has been with the dancing firefighter group since the beginning 30 years ago, said the men participating don't make harassment-type moves. "We really don't cross into that area," he said. "It's a family-friendly show." Sherri Krimpenfort, on break from her job in Cincinnati, Ohio, was seeing the show for the first time Sunday. "They're raising money for a good cause, they're not degrading women," she said. "If there are women who don't want to watch, they don't have to."


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