Thursday, June 30, 2005

I'm on Her Side

local6.com - News - Woman Who Won Topless Court Fight Plans To Bare Breasts Again: "DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A woman who won a court fight over her right to bare her breasts in public plans to protest topless on Saturday at a city auditorium.

Liz Book has said it is unfair that only men are allowed to go topless in public places and that women are fined for flashing their breasts at events like Bike Week.

Elizabeth Book planned to stage the protest at the Peabody Auditorium next to three statues of women nude from the waist up."

11 comments:

  1. I'm not sure the priviledge should be absolute. I'd only extend it to attractive women with nice hooters. I mean, do you really want to see some granny walking around topless? In fact, I think a lot of men should be forced to cover up.

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  3. You should not be so picky, Cap'n Bob.

    For every four mediocre set of hooters that you see, you may get lucky and glimpse a spectacular pair that make it all worthwhile.

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  4. Yeah.

    Thought better of that first post.

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  5. Thought better of that first post.
    Please tell me it wasn't you flashing your hooters. I may have to kill myself if I missed that.

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  6. Maybe I'm the wrong guy to get into this. I'm more of an ass man than a chest nut. But I guess if a lady was sporting a spectacular set of hooters I'd be willing to extend the franchise to her. Seriously, do that many women really want to go topless? I have a feeling it's a youth thing.

    BTW, Polly, your blog is great.

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  7. I agree that most men should not go topless either.
    However if men can do it, women should be able to.

    And I do agree that it would be worth seeing 7 or 9 mediocre breasts in order to see that on magnificent pair.

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  8. Having read the news report, I have to say that while I have no problem with peole being topless, I don't think the protesters are right that it is a constitional right.

    The right to bear arms and bare breasts?

    The pursuit of happiness and wobbly bits?

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  9. I'm on her side, too. I'm not a nudist or naturist (don't even know what a naturist is, exactly), but when I was quite young, I asked my mother why boys could go shirtless outside and girls couldn't. I never did get an answer that made sense to me, and I'd never seen Mom so flustered trying to explain something. I think my feminist leanings were already showing. But also the fact that I hate hot weather. I wanted to be as cool as the next person on summer days.

    These days, having been indoctrinated with my mother's and society's sensibilities about modesty, I would never have the guts to do what this gal is doing. If she succeeds and more follow, mothers will no longer be faced with the kind of conversation that so flustered my mom and, at the very least, mothers won't be frowned on for breastfeeding in public.

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  10. Hi,
    My name is Elizabeth Book. I am the woman who staged this most recent protest, among others. The only other person who stood with me that day in front of those nude stautes was a friend of mine. His name is Glenn Rosberg. He lost his leg in Vietnam when he was 19. He came to stand beside me in his wheelchair because he not only believed in topfreedom for women but because he believed in our right to peacefully protest (civil disobedience is what this country was based on). Too bad peaceful protest is now an actual crime. I was charged with a second degree misdemeanor and my friend was sent on his way. It seems that I am no longer fighting just for topfreedom in the United States, but that I must bare my breasts to fight for our rights to Free Speech and the right to assemble peacefully. Whether the city of Daytona liked what I had to say or not, The Constitution of The United States assures me that I had the right to say it in a peaceful fashion. (You couldn't get more peaceful than a stay at home mother and a Vietnam Vet in a wheelchair. You should have seen the swat team that descended down on my friend and me. It was a very expensive, tremendous show of force against two peaceful people. What a joke.

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  11. Hi,
    My name is Elizabeth Book. I am the woman who staged this most recent protest, among others. The only other person who stood with me that day in front of those nude stautes was a friend of mine. His name is Glenn Rosberg. He lost his leg in Vietnam when he was 19. He came to stand beside me in his wheelchair because he not only believed in topfreedom for women but because he believed in our right to peacefully protest (civil disobedience is what this country was based on). Too bad peaceful protest is now an actual crime. I was charged with a second degree misdemeanor and my friend was sent on his way. It seems that I am no longer fighting just for topfreedom in the United States, but that I must bare my breasts to fight for our rights to Free Speech and the right to assemble peacefully. Whether the city of Daytona liked what I had to say or not, The Constitution of The United States assures me that I had the right to say it in a peaceful fashion. (You couldn't get more peaceful than a stay at home mother and a Vietnam Vet in a wheelchair. You should have seen the swat team that descended down on my friend and me. It was a very expensive, tremendous show of force against two peaceful people. What a joke.

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