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Going bare-breasted, woman makes statement about women's bodies
Philly.com ^ | 6/5/13 | Ronnie Polaneczky

Posted on 06/05/2013 9:33:09 AM PDT by Nachum

WANTED TO WRITE something snarky about Moira Johnston because what she's doing kind of begs for snarkiness.

But after hanging with her in Rittenhouse Square - where her bare breasts caught the morning sun, elicited picture-taking and drew a blasting honk from a Roadway Express truck - Johnston won me over to her cause.

Which is this: Women should be allowed to go topless anywhere that men are allowed to.

Maybe it was the flowered pasties that covered Johnston's nipples. Or the glorious breeze. Or the guy who grinned at Johnston's chest and said, "God bless ya, babe!"

Mostly, though, it was Johnston's demeanor that made her exposed boobs seem like no big deal.

She wore paisley-patterned harem pants and flats, carried a big old shoulder bag and yoga mat and had the teeniest bit of pudge on her hips. With her no-fuss hair and big sunglasses, she came across as the cute girl next door, not the aggressive sexual tease that naysayers presume her toplessness telegraphs.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: barebreasted; chitchat; feminism; lookatme; moirajohnston; napl; philadelphia; philly; publicitywhore; statement; woman
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The poll at the site has the "yes" winning by a wide margin.

You can vote on this. No. Really.

And no, I will not take the grin off my face.

1 posted on 06/05/2013 9:33:09 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

If I ever saw something like that I hope I’d have the presence of mind to say something like “Good God...put them away...you’ll scare the children and the livestock”.


2 posted on 06/05/2013 9:35:11 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Nachum

TTIUWOP


3 posted on 06/05/2013 9:35:15 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Nachum

Sometimes, less is more.


4 posted on 06/05/2013 9:35:16 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Nachum

Boy, I sure am glad that she doesn’t feel like objectifying her body.

/*rollseyes*


5 posted on 06/05/2013 9:36:56 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Nachum

You can see her frontal pics using google image search. Meh. Thirty year old former stripper, whose breasts are starting to droop.


6 posted on 06/05/2013 9:37:53 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: DTogo
Sometimes, less is more...

indeed!

7 posted on 06/05/2013 9:38:16 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Nachum

“...Women should be allowed to go topless anywhere that men are allowed to...”

And gosh darnit, they should be allowed to pee standing up!


8 posted on 06/05/2013 9:38:34 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: DTogo

This antic was done in the 70’s, and it soon blew over...


9 posted on 06/05/2013 9:38:43 AM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: PapaBear3625

She had better be a good dancer because the rest of her assets are blah...


10 posted on 06/05/2013 9:39:02 AM PDT by IrishPennant (Excuse me...Here's your nose. I found it in my business....agian!)
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To: Nachum

Good for her; all women should go around bare-breasted.

In fact, all women should wear only g-strings at all times. It would significantly improve the planet.


11 posted on 06/05/2013 9:39:29 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Nachum

How long until she is sexually assaulted?


12 posted on 06/05/2013 9:41:06 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Nachum; Bender2
I've seen some of them philly gals ..so NO!
13 posted on 06/05/2013 9:41:54 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Only a full blow lesbian (with mental issues, but I repeat myself) do this.


14 posted on 06/05/2013 9:41:59 AM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Born to Conserve
And gosh darnit, they should be allowed to pee standing up!

They can already do that... but I'd recommend taking off their socks and shoes first. ;)

15 posted on 06/05/2013 9:42:29 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Nachum

You Freepers realize that this means curtains for the former Pervert-in-Chief ... who is certain to suffer cardiac arrest from high blood pressure caused by overexposure to female flesh

16 posted on 06/05/2013 9:43:24 AM PDT by Zakeet (If idiots could fly, Washington would be an airport)
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To: Nachum

She should have taken up this cause 10 years ago before pancake syndrome set in.


17 posted on 06/05/2013 9:43:36 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Nachum

Well, why do men get to go shirtless and we women have to cover up?

It’s not like I want to anyway, but guys, it not erotic for us to look your boobs, especially when they outsize ours....most of the time it’s just gross.

So, every one cover up, how about that!


18 posted on 06/05/2013 9:43:39 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: rockrr
Boy, I sure am glad that she doesn’t feel like objectifying her body.

That's really the cause here. These liberals think they're doing something auspicious for a cause, when in reality, a majority of society is laughing at them.

Besides, can you imagine what would happen if this was permitted around the world? You'd have murders of women in middle Eastern countries on a daily basis for violating Sharia.

19 posted on 06/05/2013 9:46:05 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Nachum
woman makes statement about women's bodies

Namely, that she has one, as if it is somehow suprising. And that she only does this in an environment she feels safe in. Try it in the back streets of Chicago or anywhere in Saudi Arabia.
20 posted on 06/05/2013 9:46:08 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Jack Hammer

well-in theory—but imagine your scenario at WalMart around the 1st and 15th of the month when all the welfare queens go shopping...—or if it becomes a way for Progressive/Liberal women to express themselves—think Napolitano, RosieO...be careful what you wish for! ;)


21 posted on 06/05/2013 9:47:46 AM PDT by homegroan (Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option....)
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To: JoanneSD

Yes, “The Streak (’74)” by Ray Stevens.


22 posted on 06/05/2013 9:47:48 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo

Bingo


23 posted on 06/05/2013 9:48:45 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were Iviolated...)
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To: mom4melody
Well, why do men get to go shirtless and we women have to cover up?

Because we have no wish to go around slipping in the drool that our going topless would produce?

Actually it is because women's breast are considered a secondary sexual characteristic where a man's chest is just a chest.

And I will agree that most of us should cover up.

24 posted on 06/05/2013 9:51:04 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Join AAAA : Americans Against Acronym Abuse)
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To: Born to Conserve

They already can, in the Shower.


25 posted on 06/05/2013 9:51:56 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (America has a two Party system, the Tea Party and the Communist Party.)
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To: C210N

A little titter went through the audience ....


26 posted on 06/05/2013 9:53:39 AM PDT by llevrok (How hot does the water need to get before the frog should jump out?)
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To: DTogo

Remember the first radio news report from back then about a new fad called streaking. Talked about an event which was called the “Winning Streak.” Report ended with the item that if there was any type of crowd watching the first two woman streakers, the fad would have ended there.


27 posted on 06/05/2013 9:54:18 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Nachum
So she's trying to make a statement about objectifying women's bodies by attracting even more attention.
Yea, good idea, that'll work.

28 posted on 06/05/2013 9:55:49 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Nachum

With a little bit of research, I’ve determined that she is not guilty. I’ve considered her two well formed, er points, and believe she may be right.


29 posted on 06/05/2013 9:56:29 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: mom4melody

Mom,

Culturally, and speaking on behalf of the male portion of the human species, women are more beautiful than men. Men are sexually aroused by visual stimulation of said beautiful women. Women are less aroused by visual stimulation and more aroused by emotional, social and mental stimulation. Women often do not appreciate the unwanted ogling of strange men while scantily and/or sensually dressed (this confuses men btw).

Society has evolved culturally to accommodate the unwanted spontaneity of sexual arousal and attention by hiding the breasts of women by law. This seems to have, to some degree, improved the situation for both sexes.

If you would like to suggest that men stop being aroused by bare chested women and/or pretend they don’t notice, you should also suggest that women not be so emotional and be more logical.

The sexes may be created equal but they are certainly different.


30 posted on 06/05/2013 9:58:02 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: homegroan

There’s good and bad in anything; on balance, I’d like to see ‘em all in g-strings.

But then, I’m a (very) Dirty Old Man.


31 posted on 06/05/2013 9:58:10 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Nachum

The entire Middle East just exploded.

Nothing says “Take Me Seriously!” for a woman quite like baring your breasts.

You have come a long way, baby.


32 posted on 06/05/2013 9:58:46 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Nachum
Women should be allowed to go topless anywhere that men are allowed to.

Here's an idea to make it 100% "equal":

Men with breasts like women's should be required to cover up in public. Not doing so would be considered obscene.

Women with breasts like men's shouldn't be required to cover up, but then, who would even notice?

33 posted on 06/05/2013 9:59:23 AM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: Nachum

Weather permitting...


34 posted on 06/05/2013 9:59:34 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Jack Hammer
In fact, all women should wear only g-strings at all times. It would significantly improve the planet.

I Don't know about that. Remember: what has been seen, cannot be unseen.

35 posted on 06/05/2013 9:59:48 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

She’s in Philly, she’ll get attacked at some point.


36 posted on 06/05/2013 10:00:45 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Nachum

Another liberal dream, no rules or protocols for anyone or anything. Alle ist gut.


37 posted on 06/05/2013 10:01:02 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: zeugma
In fact, all women less than 30 and weight less than 120 pounds should wear only g-strings at all times. It would significantly improve the planet.

Fixed it.

38 posted on 06/05/2013 10:01:37 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: zeugma

I’m an old Old Fart - I’ve already seen it all. Many times.


39 posted on 06/05/2013 10:02:55 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Nachum

Why is it with liberals that sex is on their minds so much they do stupid crap like this? Are they really so low IQ that their primal instincts for sex overcomes their higher level thinking to control themselves? Just look at all the pedophile female teachers out there.


40 posted on 06/05/2013 10:03:01 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Nachum

Sometimes it occurs to me, more often lately, that many women are bat #### nuts.


41 posted on 06/05/2013 10:04:24 AM PDT by Vision (We are not descended from fearful men)
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To: Nachum; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz
Brabra Streisand, reporting for duty.


42 posted on 06/05/2013 10:05:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: mom4melody
So, every one cover up, how about that!

Good idea. I just ordered my first set of man pasties from Amazon.com. They have little propellers on them which should help keep me cool if I move fast enough.

I'll wear them when mowing on hot days this summer.

43 posted on 06/05/2013 10:06:55 AM PDT by Bronzewound
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To: JoanneSD
This antic was done in the 70’s, and it soon blew over....

If hot women, instead to ugly, liberal, flower children, suffering from years of sag from no bras, would protest, I suspect public support would... umm grow- sort of speak....

44 posted on 06/05/2013 10:10:01 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Nachum

So refreshing to see a woman without inked up skin!


45 posted on 06/05/2013 10:10:30 AM PDT by Dogbert41 (Thy Kingdom come!)
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To: rarestia

“You’d have murders of women in middle Eastern countries on a daily basis for violating Sharia.”

And that would be different how....?


46 posted on 06/05/2013 10:10:48 AM PDT by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
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To: EEGator

Possibly. I guess no one taught her that social conventions exist for a reason.


47 posted on 06/05/2013 10:11:33 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: muir_redwoods

Agreed. Not guilty. In fact, welcome to protest at my backyard pool anytime.


48 posted on 06/05/2013 10:13:36 AM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: Nachum

BMFL


49 posted on 06/05/2013 10:19:01 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly (Dim Logic: "Let me vote Democrat. Hey, I got screwed! Let me vote Democrat. Hey, I got screwed!")
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To: Nachum

There is nothing new under the sun. These kind of “protests” has been done since at least the 1970’s. She is just another attention you know what.


50 posted on 06/05/2013 10:21:16 AM PDT by lodi90
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