A federal court ruling over a ban on women going topless in public has essentially made it legal for women to go topless in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Kansas, and Oklahoma, according to news outlets.
CBS affiliate KUTV reports that the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which is over those six states, struck down a topless ban in Ft. Collins, Colo. after two women sued the city for the right to go topless in public.
Since Ft. Collins is not appealing the decision (the next step would be the Supreme Court), that means topless bans in those six states are no longer enforceable.
The lawsuit was brought by two women who are part of the #FreeTheNipple movement on social media, specifically Instagram, which does not allow photos of exposed breasts.
Plaintiffs Brit Hoagland and Samantha Six sued Ft. Collins, saying that being able to take off their shirts in public is their right, and is a step towards gender equality.
Okay get this passed in my state and maybe we’ll talk. LOL.
I wrote this essay as part of a first year writing course I took this fall with Dr. Andrew Joseph Pegoda. To put this into context, I am a senior (5th year) undergraduate mathematics major taking this particular English core requirement for the third time. The original assignment was to define a mores or ritual in American culture. In freaking out I decided to write in a style that I was more familiar with. With that in mind, here is the result.
Who Cares About Your Genitals?
In 2003, Stephen Peter Gough began hiking naked through the United Kingdom “earning the nickname ‘the naked rambler’.” His more than thirty subsequent arrests resulted in “almost seven years in prison” (Gough 6 and 160). Given the potential consequences of public nudity, we can see how strongly western culture values the ritual of clothing oneself. Thus, we define socially mandated…
A person once said a picture is worth a thousand words. And he was right, it is. But this picture is supposed to help support the argument for women being topless in public in Sweden. This is the same nation that fucking bends over backwards to accommodate the Muslim refugees that are swarming the country. And with the number of rapes, and murders, tripling in the country due to Muslim refugees, why in God’s Holy Name would you want to push for topless equality at a time like this? Do you want to give the Muslim rapefugees a easier way to target who they can rape? Priorities here people of Sweden. Get them, and then get them in order.
Now the next thing i have to say about this picture is how off putting the two people in the picture. The both of them look very androgynous and like hipsters. Why not use two older people like a hairy chested male and a average looking female? Why does the picture use two young and somewhat ugly looking, androgynous hipsters. When i first saw this picture i looked at the male and my first thought was, “Why do they have a flat chested woman and not so flat chested woman in this picture? It makes no sense.” In other words the androgyny of the male completely throws the picture off and obscures the message. Sadly enough the Northern Europeans tendency to want to be SJW and PC destroys their own message in this case.
And so to get to the final point about this one must remember that the Topless movement does not support naturism . It is a feminist movement that only supports WOMEN BEING ALLOWED BY LAW TO BE TOPLESS IN PUBLIC THE SAME AS MEN. While we as naturist can support the Topless movement, do not expect the same Topless movement to come to our aid. Remember most of the Topless movement is populated by young feminist, liberal types who flit from one social justice topic to the next with no care for the wreckage they leave behind and many of them are so body shy they’d never go totally nude in public, let alone at a nudist resort or beach. So i say why bother supporting them unless it truly benefits us. These same women would be the first to protest public nudity on the basis that it may trigger a transsexual or some body shy person. After all these are the same people who think a naked, flaccid penis is some form psychological and physical aggression. So these people will never be okay with the law allowing men to walk around naked because penises trigger them. But some of them may be okay with women walking around nude because female body privilege and “muh patriarchy oppression” and all.
Sand Volleyball Courts, Peter’s Point, Rock Creek Park and Potomac Parkway, Washington D.C. May 2016. One of the more common “criticisms” of my walks through urban places is that I shouldn’t walk bare-chested where men don’t appear bare-chested. Aside from the obvious fallacies in that argument, I offer this photograph, taken less than a mile from my M Street walk, right in the heart of the city. Male bare-chestedness has become so normalized we don’t really see it anymore.
Right up front, the effects of the naturist male voice in the topfreedom conversation is a delicate subject for me.
Delicate because I personally appreciate the backing of naturists who support topfreedom for authentic reasons, (body positivity, gender equality, etc,) but I also hear a chord of inauthenticity from some who identify as male naturists.
I haven’t done the exact figuring, but I would guess that a majority percentage of my…
I am here to say today that I can no longer stand with the Topless Movement. Not that I ever did before mind you. Now why do i not stand with the Topless Movement, or better yet in some ways, stand against it. Because the Topless Movement is not about Naturism or freedom. Its just another arm of the octopus that is Third Wave Feminism. Another tentacle trying to worm its way into another area of society, by claiming that they have the same ideal and agenda as we Naturists do. I will tell you right now that they do not have our best interests at heart and neither do they share any ideals or agenda with us.
If you read any of the Topless Movement (TM) Blogs, you’ll find a similar theme in every post. They speak of bras and shirts as oppression from a male dominated society, or by being topless you are fighting against the patriarchy. That is not what Naturism is about. In other words the Topless Movement is just another crazy, radical feminist idea. Bras are oppression! Shirts and blouses are evil! It’s all bullshit! The rules and laws about women keeping their breasts covered is something that society as a whole agreed upon. And yes that society includes women. Women agreed that keeping their breasts covered in public was a good thing. Because no societal change happens unless the women of said society also agree with it. For those of you who have been married long enough or have been exposed to marriages you know this to be true. IF MAMA AIN’T HAPPY, THEN AIN’T NOBODY HAPPY!
So when you hear some woman from the Topless Movement say she stands in solidarity with Naturists, be careful in believing her. If you want to know if she truly stands with us ask if she has been to a naturist resort, ask her if she’s nude at home. Ask her if she thinks public nudity for all genders is okay. You may find she doesn’t agree with public nudity.
To put things into perspective, what if men decided to start a Bottomless Movement? Would all you ladies think it would be okay if men walked around with no pants or underwear on? Beautiful erections swinging in the breeze. A few droplets of urine flying free on occasion. Nah, you wouldn’t be down with that. Especially the radical feminists who would be triggered every time a erect white male walked or strutted by. The screams of rape and being triggered would be so loud even God would hear them. If my penis flapping around in public view oppresses you, then your breasts in public view oppress me.
To put it simply the Topless Movement is just one more form of feminist rebellion. And its trying to find support from the Naturists to shoulder up its ridiculous cause. I’m not biting and neither should you. We don’t need their support, and they shouldn’t need ours. If their cause is true and good then it will eventually win the day. The same goes for us.