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(NY Daily News)   New York women go topless to fight for their right to go topless (with SFW pic)   (nydailynews.com ) divider line
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2005-08-15 05:32:59 AM  
Just stupid. Ontario allows women to go topless but you don't see any actually doing it. I bet you if NY allows it you won't see any women going topless either.

/not that I care as I am on the other team
 
2005-08-15 06:07:13 AM  
They have a long way to go to catch up with my home town. We had topless women at a city couincil meting for the continuiance of a topless law a (the former one was thrown out by a court, and nobody cared until the "topless car wash" started business).
 
2005-08-15 06:08:56 AM  
Council, even.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2005-08-15 06:11:09 AM  
Go walk in the city (not on campus, if you're in college). Imagine the next ten women you see naked. Unless you're in a real long dry spell that 70 year old woman pushing her Yorkie down the street in a baby carriage ought to keep her clothes on.

But if we have age limits for driving, for retirement communities, etc., maybe we could have age limits for toplessness.
 
2005-08-15 06:11:48 AM  
Dear god, meeting, continuance, etc.

I think we need a study on the impact of gin on my spelling. Surely that's as important as all the crap sociologists do.
 
2005-08-15 06:14:34 AM  
Go walk in the city (not on campus, if you're in college). Imagine the next ten women you see naked. Unless you're in a real long dry spell that 70 year old woman pushing her Yorkie down the street in a baby carriage ought to keep her clothes on.

Do the same thing for men. Do you really want to see all those fat guys topless? Yet they're legal. Women are going to be even more reluctant to bare it all, unless they have a great body to show off or just don't care. In the latter case...well, look somewhere else or pretend it doesn't exist. We can't always have the perfect view.
 
2005-08-15 06:21:23 AM  
Honestly, the whole "I might see a fat girl" argument against relaxed nudity laws pisses me off.

Look away. Snicker to yourself. Pretend it doesn't exist. Morons who can't just exist around half-naked people are the reason we don't have topless beaches like Europe. Yeah, I'm calling you out...the fact you can't keep from popping a boner when someone cute whips her top off, or acting like you've been set on fire when someone not so cute does so means we'll never have that freedom. Asshole.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2005-08-15 06:24:46 AM  
Sidi

I was mostly reacting to the HERO tag submitter used. Topless women are like kissing lesbians, fun to think about but not so fun in real life.
 
2005-08-15 06:27:06 AM  
ZAZ that's true...but youll never see a hot girl topless in a restrictive state. Think about how slutty sorority girls are...give them the right environment (like "Mardi Gras" here in Moscow) and it's worth it. Be some asshole prude and you're shooting yourself in the foot.
 
2005-08-15 06:41:31 AM  
Where do people get the time to protest stupid shiat like this? Don't they have jobs? Or is legal public frontal nudity the most important issue to them? "Sorry boss, can't make it in today again...Yup, damn goverment is infringing on my rights to go topless again. Be back on Thursday."
 
2005-08-15 07:03:44 AM  
ZAZ

Topless women are like kissing lesbians, fun to think about but not so fun in real life.


Sorry, I'm gonna have to strongly disagree with this sentence.....as soon as I've finished thinking about topless lesbians kissing...
 
2005-08-15 07:13:22 AM  
the human body's beautiful. period.
 
2005-08-15 07:18:36 AM  
"We're just demonstrating a right," said Feeley, a self-described "gypsy" who says she lives in an RV powered by vegetable oil.

hehehe...
 
2005-08-15 07:38:24 AM  
Okay, I'm really confused. It's already legal for women to go topless in NY state - for thirteen whole years, even.

Topfree Seven case. [pops]
 
2005-08-15 07:39:34 AM  
Oops. Didn't pop. Must have mistyped something there.
 
2005-08-15 07:45:55 AM  
It's writing like this Cops had to quell excited crowds. that shows good journalism...

astrnomr: Okay, I'm really confused. It's already legal for women to go topless in NY state - for thirteen whole years, even.

Apparently the RV owning gypsy was taken into custody for being topless, so they were protesting that...
 
2005-08-15 08:04:17 AM  
the fact you can't keep from popping a boner when someone cute whips her top off, or acting like you've been set on fire when someone not so cute does so means we'll never have that freedom. Asshole.

Seconded. America (and I know it's not the only country like this) is apparently unable to make up its mind regarding tits. Wants to see them, wants to censor them.
 
2005-08-15 08:47:55 AM  
...the fact you can't keep from popping a boner when someone cute whips her top off

Dude, boners happen. Deal.

or acting like you've been set on fire when someone not so cute does ...

Here I'll agree.
 
2005-08-15 08:54:16 AM  
"We're just demonstrating a right," said Feeley, a self-described "gypsy" who says she lives in an RV powered by vegetable oil.

Any semblance of credibility (small as it was) just disappeared. ACLU to jump to her defence soon, I'm sure.
 
2005-08-15 08:54:44 AM  
Maybe some of you missed this line in the article..

"There were no arrests yesterday. A police spokeswoman noted it's legal for women to go topless in public."
 
2005-08-15 08:55:24 AM  
Look, topless is nasty 99.999% of the time. It should be made illegal for men, not legal for women.

/except the hot ones, of course.
 
2005-08-15 08:59:24 AM  
The_Pole_Of_Justice

Look, topless is nasty 99.999% of the time.


Surely that depends where you are?

[image from qwildw.free.fr too old to be available]
 
2005-08-15 08:59:25 AM  
NYC will become the new capital for titty twisters.

Broktun
 
2005-08-15 09:00:28 AM  
Just boobies nothing 2 c, move along.

Boobies all the time here in norway, noone thinks much about it.Other than hey those r nice, much like thats a nice car or id like to live in that house.

/Norwayian
//not gay either.
 
2005-08-15 09:00:33 AM  
ms. bigglesworth

Oh, they've seen ta tas. Every time they clicked on the link that says NSFW. But this was their first chance to see them in real life. It's their first step into a brave new world.
 
2005-08-15 09:00:55 AM  
Then at least a dozen drooling men rushed through barricades and surrounded the women shortly before 4:30 p.m.

...men. At least pretend to be civilized ok?
 
2005-08-15 09:01:19 AM  
Legalize it.

Oh, and legalize boobies too.
 
2005-08-15 09:01:43 AM  
I have no problem with women wanting to whip out their Tubes in public. In fact, I encourage ALL women to expose their Cans.
 
2005-08-15 09:03:01 AM  
 
2005-08-15 09:03:35 AM  
2005-08-15 08:55:24 AM The_Pole_Of_Justice

Look, topless is nasty 99.999% of the time. It should be made illegal for men, not legal for women.


Also consider that many womens' summer fashion has less coverage than male summer fashion. For guys, a sleeveless t-shirt is the extent for most places (and that's pushing it). I've noticed more women in public wearning backless tops, very short t-shirts, halter tops, very short shorts, etc. Going on pure "area covered" womens' fashion is less restrictive than guys.

/I know - it's really all about gender politcs - male nudity vs. female nudity.
 
2005-08-15 09:03:52 AM  
And that was fine with Bonaris Serrano, 21, an aspiring rapper from Washington Heights who checked out the protest after attending the Dominican Day Parade.

"I'm down with the feminist movement," he said. "I can dig that."


Yeah, now titties = feminism

sweet
 
2005-08-15 09:04:02 AM  
HippyTreeHugger

Boobies all the time here in norway

Same in my home country; when I'm visiting home & take clients to the ubiquitous Bondi Beach, I feel much mirth watching the Americans amongst them flip out at the topless women. The best is horror from the fundys in the group.
 
2005-08-15 09:04:35 AM  
Call me when Scarlett Johansen joins the protest.
 
2005-08-15 09:05:33 AM  
Nice to know that aspiring rapper Bonaris Serrano, 21, was on the scene.
He is down with women's rights, and can dig it.
 
2005-08-15 09:06:02 AM  
Binnster, in broad terms you're correct but I see Europeans plumping up like Ballpark franks. Why? Because the retards are adopting our eating habits.
 
2005-08-15 09:06:15 AM  
I think that the thong was photoshopped on fatty, what do you guys think? look closely, if you dare!
 
2005-08-15 09:06:54 AM  
First off, it's never the women you want to see going topless. Living in Sweden I see quite a few tits in the summer, but nearly all of them belong to middle-aged or older women with leathery paps. Secondly, when and if women going topless becomes the norm, there will no longer be such a sexual fascination with tits. We'll all be looking at vulva links on FARK.

I think it silly that there exists such prudishness over the body that laws are in place to prevent humans from going around in the buff. But if those laws were repealed tomorrow it's not like you'd see hordes of hot girls taking their clothes off. It'd have to become fashionable, at which point most of us would lose a lot of interest in breasts after 3 or 4 months of constant wood.
 
2005-08-15 09:06:59 AM  
 
2005-08-15 09:07:38 AM  
"We have to affirm women's right to be top-free, just as the other half of the population," he said.

This is a great cause. I suggest that all women, worldwide, remain topless in solidarity with their NY sisters until this draconian law is overturned.
 
2005-08-15 09:09:09 AM  
map{rape_and_abuse($verbal,$physical)}(@topless_women);
 
2005-08-15 09:10:45 AM  
Well fark me. I was working at Columbus Circle all day yesterday and didn't see a damned thing.
 
2005-08-15 09:10:59 AM  
And that was fine with Bonaris Serrano, 21, an aspiring rapper from Washington Heights who checked out the protest after attending the Dominican Day Parade.

"I'm down with the feminist movement," he said. "I can dig that."

yeah that means a whole lot...go get puffy some cheesecake biatch
 
2005-08-15 09:12:05 AM  
The thong still looks trashy on the girl on the left.
 
2005-08-15 09:12:12 AM  
I am from Ontario, Canada. Women complained and lobbied and protested and griped until finally they succeeded in making it legal for them to be topless.

Do they ever go topless?

Never.

Now I think it's the men's turn to complain, lobby, protest, and gripe until the women are topless.
 
2005-08-15 09:15:27 AM  
The thong still looks trashy on the girl on the left.

Trashy? yes

Hot? yes
 
2005-08-15 09:15:48 AM  
/have seen topless women in public (and private) in ontario
 
2005-08-15 09:16:46 AM  
Ozlander: The best is horror from the fundys in the group.

This would please me far more than the exposed breasts would :P

morren: map{rape_and_abuse($verbal,$physical)}(topless_women);

I have no idea what your post means, but you seem confused.

N.
 
2005-08-15 09:17:35 AM  
swahnhennessy
Secondly, when and if women going topless becomes the norm, there will no longer be such a sexual fascination with tits.

I don't think it's possible for men to be desinsitized by too much titty. The fascination is biological, and will remain the same whether the goods are covered/enhanced by clothing, or bare.
 
2005-08-15 09:19:55 AM  
Nogami :P

The more topless women there are, the greater number of rapes and abuses there will be. Men are sickos. I'm one of em. (men that is. not a sicko. I think. Can I see your boobs?)
 
2005-08-15 09:20:10 AM  
The problem here is that they decided to do the topless protest on the same day as the Dominican Day Parade. They would have had no problems otherwise. A few years back women were groped and stripped during a Dominican Day Parade in NYC. Going topless has been legal in NY for some time but I still never see anyone taking advantange of their freedom. Since so many other freedoms have been impeached (such as the 4th Amendment / Random Bag Searches in the subways) you would think people would take advantange of the few remaining.
 
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