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Should women be allowed to go topless in public?

 
 
Reply Fri 6 Jul, 2012 11:27 am
Should women be allowed to go topless in public? Not just the rare topless beach?
Apparently, it's legal for women to walk around NYC to walk around topless though highly discouraged:
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The state's highest court established long ago that women have the same right as men to appear topless in public. Absent a link to some commercial enterprise or promotion, the woman's lack of certain attire in this instance does not appear to be a police matter.

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/06/topless_bowery.php

Should their be an effort to end this double standard? If a man was walking around sans shirt (sure it would be frowned upon especially if he had a beer belly) but the police wouldn't harass said male for a lack of shirt based attire.

The impetus for this thread:
Topless in Central Park: A New Yorker Puts the Law to the Test
By Jen Doll Tue., Jun. 28 2011 at 3:55 PM
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/06/topless_in_cent.php
 
Crazielady420
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jul, 2012 11:37 am
@tsarstepan,
I think people should be treated as equals and if men are able to do it, women should have the option as well.

That doesn't mean that I would walk around topless however it would be nice to know that I have the option to do so...
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sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jul, 2012 12:15 pm
@tsarstepan,
Yes, absolutely.
Lash
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jul, 2012 12:20 pm
Weird. I've seen butt ass naked dudes walking the sidewalk in the Castro several times since I've lived here. I'm not sure of the legality, but I've never seen cops respond. I just feel compelled to tip them. Smile
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jul, 2012 12:26 pm
@tsarstepan,
Of course.

It's legal in Ontario as well. Doesn't come into play too often.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jul, 2012 01:57 pm
In the best of all possible worlds, of course. As you know, this ain't the best of all possible worlds. I think any woman would be best advised to choose her circumstances very carefully.
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Rorschach
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jul, 2012 01:59 pm
@tsarstepan,
Women, empower yourselves by throwing the bondage of oppressive societal conventions, by turning men on.
Ceili
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jul, 2012 02:02 pm
@Rorschach,
So, men with bare naked flabby boobs are out there turning women on?
Really?
Rorschach
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jul, 2012 02:05 pm
@Ceili,
Is there a law anywhere in this forum that suggests humor is forbidden?
Ceili
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jul, 2012 02:06 pm
@Rorschach,
I thought me answer was funny too...
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Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jul, 2012 02:40 pm
@Ceili,
My thought as well. It is never the men you want to see shirtless walking around as such.

So go ahead - fair game - you guys get to see women too bare chested that you would prefer not to.
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jul, 2012 03:16 pm
@Ceili,
Quote:
So, men with bare naked flabby boobs are out there turning women on?
Really?


Depending on how flabby and if there's a proper ratio of hair, it'll turn many a gay man on.
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FBM
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jul, 2012 11:49 pm
I vote yes, fwiw. As a matter of fact, I think it should be mandatory, weather permitting. :coffee:
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jcboy
 
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Reply Sat 7 Jul, 2012 05:33 am
I vote yes as well. Their breast, why do they have to be covered up?

Now if the woman had a rack like the one in my avatar probably not a good idea, she needs support to hold those puppies up.
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thack45
 
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Reply Sat 7 Jul, 2012 06:11 am
@sozobe,
sozobe wrote:

Yes, absolutely.

This.

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ikillyou
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2012 11:22 am
@tsarstepan,
yes
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2012 03:07 pm
@tsarstepan,
Marie Antoinette never wanted to be seen topless in public!
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 4 Sep, 2012 12:48 pm
@tsarstepan,
Woman Busted For Public Nudity In Times Square Gets $15,000 In Settlement
http://gothamist.com/2012/09/04/15000_to_woman_busted_for_baring_br.php
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 4 Sep, 2012 01:31 pm
Quote:
Should women be allowed to go topless in public?
FREEDOM shud prevail.





David
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 15 May, 2013 12:04 pm
A Roll-Call Reminder: When Seeing a Topless Woman, Just Move Along
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/16/nyregion/a-police-roll-call-reminder-women-may-go-topless.html?smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0
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