Skip to comments.Court: Baring Breasts In Public Not Free Speech
Posted on 10/31/2007 4:32:02 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3
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Bare breasts get New York woman $29,000 -
June 18, 2007
... settlement also marked the second time the change in state law has cost the city. ...
“A New York appeals court ruled in 1992 that women should be legally allowed to bare their chests just as men are.”
That reminds me of an incident that happened on our jogging trail at the facility I work at before 9/11. Our camp used to be open 24/7 to local civilians who wanted to use the trail. The women liked the added security of running on a lit trail any time of the day and have the camp security guards as visible deterrents to any possible assaults.
One weekend, a woman decide to jog on the trail topless. One of the guards saw her and politely told her to replace her top. The woman said, “If men can run topless, so can I”. So the guard called HER supervisor on the radio. By the time he got there, the woman had already put her top back on. He later quipped, “The one day we have a topless female jogger, and Kathy was the only one to see her topless”.
Good, now use the same ruling to ban low-riding pants.
Remember the Supreme Court case a few years ago involving a nudie bar in Indiana? Majority opinion said something along the line of "50,000 nude folks in the Hoosier Dome may be sending a message but it's not protected by the US Constitution."
You posted, in part: Certainly women who go topless are attempting to convey a message. Trying to figure out what that message is can be problematic.
That is where I don’t get it. Speech means communication, doesn’t it? If the message can’t be discerned, how is that speech? This is the same problem I have with flag burning as speech. What does burning the American flag mean? “I hate America?... I hate the current administration?... I hate Congress?... I hate the American way of life?... etc., etc.” If the expression is devoid of any real meaning discernable to the average “listener” how is that speech in any real way?
As for seeing women topless, I find it hard (no pun intended) to object, as long is the woman is not my wife or daughter. If the woman is unattractive one can look away. As the comedian Ron White says: Once you seen one woman’s [breasts] you pretty much want to see them all.
Thanks for that... you are the first, although early.
I wasn’t sure if you meant this coming Saturday or last Saturday. And early is better than not at all! :)
...as long is the woman is not one’s wife or daughter, or Ann Coulter.
In a recent FR thread about Ann showing another side of herself, I mentioned that I’d like to see her backside. Admin/mod/Sunday-school-teacher seems to have deleted my words.
Free the tata’s!
Unfortunately, 99.99% of the women who do and would go topless in public you don’t want to see with their tops on, let alone off!
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