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(AP)   Judge rules streaking legal for women in Maine   ( divider line
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2002-01-31 09:40:18 AM  
Ok, I'll say it:

What? No pics?
2002-01-31 09:40:21 AM  
God bless America... land that I love!
2002-01-31 09:41:05 AM  
God bless America. :') <-sheds lone tear
2002-01-31 09:41:16 AM  
Sure. Coldest State. Of course.
2002-01-31 09:41:34 AM  
damn, fb beat me.
2002-01-31 09:43:04 AM  
Whoa whoa WHOA. Depends on what kind of people are gonna be streaking here...
2002-01-31 09:44:26 AM  
Judge Jesse Gunther of the 3rd District Court in Bangor said that a woman naked in the street is not an indecent act under Maine law because a woman's genitals are primarily internal.

...citing the little known "Cameltoe Clause."
2002-01-31 09:44:58 AM  
photos please-and someone tell the filter here that nekkid wimmins ok as long as their junk isn't all splayed open.
2002-01-31 09:45:55 AM  
Now they just need to lower the BAC and legalize drugs.
2002-01-31 09:47:06 AM  
No pink, no clink, eh?
2002-01-31 09:47:07 AM  
2002-01-31 09:47:11 AM  
2002-01-31 09:50:31 AM  
that's it, I'm movin' North
2002-01-31 10:00:24 AM  
Then I guess naked hurdles are out of the question.
2002-01-31 10:00:56 AM  
It doesn't count unless you see the genitals. Truer words were never spoken.
2002-01-31 10:01:39 AM  
The same woman that wat to streak are probably the same ones that have no business wearing spandex.
2002-01-31 10:02:30 AM  
caboozy: nakid hurdlers whistle. annoys the field judges.
2002-01-31 10:02:37 AM  
What? Noone else's said it?
2002-01-31 10:06:53 AM  
I would have to agree with Tad considering the temperature outside, only seriously overweight people could have pulled it off without developing pneumonia.
2002-01-31 10:10:20 AM  
After the verdict, Mann and Ballou said they might try streaking again, but it would have to be spontaneous.

How do you spontaneously streak? You're running along and your clothes accidentally fall off? Methinks streaking is something that you have to actively engage.

I wonder what the feminists think of this story. On the one hand, here are women expressing themselves without the men getting in the way; on the other hand, they have also turned themselves into sex objects(which is anathema to feminists the world over).
2002-01-31 10:13:44 AM  
But overweight people rarely jog.
2002-01-31 10:15:37 AM  
Of course, you realize that some moron in the Maine state legislature will push to classify boobies as "genitals".
2002-01-31 10:16:01 AM  
Omerta_bk: But maybe they will to McDonald's during fast food manners month.
2002-01-31 10:21:04 AM  
enough arguing over whether or not they might be fat-- somebody go find some pictures!
2002-01-31 10:23:20 AM  
I hope Pennsylvania's lawmakers are listening, I say it shall be mandatory
2002-01-31 10:26:07 AM  
*looks at Squinth*

Well? Now's your chance! ;)
2002-01-31 10:36:28 AM  
Random Jerk: Isn´t pneumonia a pressure realted disease?
2002-01-31 10:43:17 AM  
so when is the maine FARK party?
2002-01-31 10:43:43 AM  
Man, I have never been so proud to be from Maine.
2002-01-31 10:47:10 AM  
I didn't find any pictures, but I found this article.
Maine is cool. My wife is from Maine. She's cool, too.


Maine Town OKs Topless Mowing

NEWPORT, Maine (AP) -- One woman wants to mow the lawn topless. A neighbor doesn't like it. Solution: Let the voters decide. With a vote Tuesday of 775-283,
Newport residents nixed plans for an ordinance to punish women for displaying their breasts in public. It all boiled over on Martin Stream Road a few months ago. During a
visit to her mother's house, Desiree Davis, 34, cut the grass without a shirt. A neighbor, Mary Thompson, called authorities and complained. Topless lawn mowing, she said,
was indecent. Besides, she warned, passing motorists might get distracted and cause an accident. The law in Maine prohibits the display of genitalia or the committing of
sexual acts in public. But Town Manager Kenneth Knight noted that breasts are not genitalia, and lawn mowing not a sexual act. No crime here, he reasoned. So Thompson
launched a petition drive to have the town's Board of Selectmen craft a law to stop topless lawn-mowing women. She rounded up 125 signatures to get the matter on
Tuesday's ballot. In the meantime, Shirley Davis, Desiree's mother, had a company design and print T-shirts for "official members" of the fictitious Topless Lawn Mowers
Club. More than 100 sold in the first week. Two downtown businesses selling them have placed orders for more. Davis says her daughter doesn't plan on changing her
mowing habits for next summer. "She likes a nice tan," Davis says, "and I have a large lawn."
2002-01-31 11:00:20 AM  
Achtung!! Keep your nipples at a safe distance at all times. Wear eye protection.
2002-01-31 11:03:33 AM  
Ahh, the Great State of Maine (formerly Massachusetts)
2002-01-31 11:17:02 AM  
Nice story on the mowing, but if you're wearing a T-shirt bragging about being in a Topless Lawn Mowers Club, aren't you violating club regulations?
2002-01-31 11:25:29 AM  
Why is this a big deal and why is it in court. Spain for example is positively littered with hot naked chicks. At least the beaches are, and those sort of bars on the beaches where you can get drinks and stuff. What I remember most was the topless volleyball. Now I know why Hemingway moved out there.
2002-01-31 11:29:57 AM  
"01-31-02 11:17:02 AM Penguinista
Nice story on the mowing, but if you're wearing a T-shirt bragging about being in a Topless Lawn Mowers Club, aren't you violating club regulations?"

Only if you wear it while mowing.
2002-01-31 11:32:11 AM  
I say again. Spain. Volleyball. THEY WERE TOPLESS.
2002-01-31 11:32:38 AM  
"01-31-02 11:25:29 AM Tigger
Why is this a big deal and why is it in court. Spain for example is positively littered with hot naked chicks. At least the beaches are, and those sort of bars on the beaches where you can get drinks and stuff. What I remember most was the topless volleyball. Now I know why Hemingway moved out there."

So true. I've said for years that Americans are prudes
2002-01-31 11:39:29 AM  
We need a legal definitin of women's genitals. I thought it was basically from the nose down.
2002-01-31 11:42:26 AM I have TWO reasons to move to Maine...
2002-01-31 11:44:28 AM  
These girls are my heros, i should move to Maine, and yeah, NO PICS??
what a disapointment. But, one great step for the USA. :)
2002-01-31 11:54:34 AM  
yeah, go Maine. it really is a cool state. i am guessing that if this took place in Orono, they go to UMaine. those people are crazy, especially their hockey fans.
2002-01-31 11:55:15 AM  
Tigger, I was in Cyprus last year on holiday with friends. I hope the trip to the topless beach you went to was as enjoyable as mine.
2002-01-31 11:56:08 AM  
Well, I don't know about moving to Maine - I can't see this happening during the winter months...too nipply.
2002-01-31 11:58:08 AM  
The girls could have been charged with disturbing the peace.

The police can charge anyone with anything and usually get away with it cause most people do not want to spend a ton of money on a good lawyer.
2002-01-31 12:19:16 PM  
2002-01-31 12:20:19 PM  
FLA should live in Maine during the summer...and live in Florida during the winter...

Now, wait a minute...isn't nipply "a good thing???"
2002-01-31 12:33:11 PM  
FLA Chickie,
A lil cold never stopped you before.
2002-01-31 12:36:04 PM  
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Terrorists seen shaking in their sandals after Maine judge allows women to streak!
2002-01-31 12:39:09 PM  
Why is it that the people you REALLY don't want to see naked are the first to strip?? Trust me I grew up in Eugene, OR and only went to the country fair once. Public nudity is NOT a good thing. Some boobies should never be exposed.

*Shudder* Better make another appointment with my therapist tonight...
2002-01-31 12:45:51 PM  
I live in Orono and my friend was the guy who called the police on these two hairy hippies running down Main street.

There was an interesting article in the paper a few days ago that quoted the chief of police as saying "If these women get away with this crime, there'll be naked woman running amok everywhere."

Unfortunately, this has not yet occured.
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