Skip to comments.Proposed rules should address problem of nudity
Posted on 09/08/2011 9:04:32 AM PDT by SmithL
San Francisco -- Supervisor Scott Wiener's proposed legislation about the nude guys in the Castro is already a success.
That is, assuming his intention was to make kooky San Francisco a national joke while doing nothing about the core problem.
Wiener has come up with a plan to compel the nudies to put something under their bottoms when they sit in public chairs and cover up in restaurants.
"What I am proposing is noncontroversial," he said. "Rather than try to hit one out of the park and take on the broader issue of public nudity, I am proposing a modest improvement."
Why? If these guys were opening a trench coat and exposing themselves to bystanders in a supermarket parking lot we'd call them creeps. But if they sit on public chairs and expose themselves to bystanders, they're defenders of free speech.
Here's some free speech - when moms and dads walk their kids to school, they don't want to see you naked. This isn't a civil rights issue, it's just obnoxious.
It isn't that difficult. San Mateo has an antinudity law - "Prohibition against display of private parts." Marin has one - "Nudity prohibited in public places." Even Berkeley has one.
But San Francisco doesn't, or at least it doesn't have anything that specific. Berkeley's ordinance, for example, says it is against the law "for any person to appear nude in any place open to the public or any place visible from a place open to the public."
That seems pretty simple and noncontroversial.
But if you mention antinudity legislation in San Francisco, everyone starts looking off in the distance, and mumbling about how this is a quirky, broadminded place. Because you wouldn't want to seem intolerant, and, if you are politician, taking a stand on this might turn into....
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I left my pants, in San Fransisco...
I haven’t been to SF in years, when it was still passable as a good place to visit. Who would want to go there now? Do they host international pervert tours or something?
You can expect in response they will start wrapping American Flags around their asses......in San Fran.
This problem could be serious. Suppose Nancy Pelosi decides to go along and walks the streets nude.
That could turn thousand agains sex completely.
Yet, the naked guys wear hats because they’re embarassed that someone might see their bald heads. Tax them. It’s just homosexuals advertising their services. Make them buy a business license.
There went LUNCH!
Seriously, have some people lost common sense? I believe in modesty, because frankly, at least it encourages the less attractive men and sometimes women, to at least keep their privates out of my sight. And hey, since a law asks everyone to actually cover their junk, that’s equality for you.
Since when was walking around naked in the city okay?
Seriously, I wonder if someone walking around naked has skin cancer issues from the sunlight.
How low has the population dropped in SF?