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."