Monday, April 05, 2010

The pointless pointy parade

Far be it from me to discourage women from baring their breasts in public, but this is kind of stupid:
About two dozen women drew a crowd of onlookers when they shed their shirts and marched downtown in Maine's largest city to promote what they call equal-opportunity public toplessness.

Organizer Ty MacDowell said the point of Saturday's march in Portland was that a topless woman out in public shouldn't attract any more attention than a man who walks around without a shirt.
Okay, at this point, you're probably wondering why I think this whole thing is stupid and pointless. Well...
It's not illegal for a woman to be topless in public in Maine, and police said there were no incidents or arrests.
So, um, why in the hell did they feel the need to do this? It's not like this was something they needed to do in order to overturn some sort of injustice or anything.

Oh, and by the way, for quite some time, I've been of the opinion that the people who like to parade around nude in public probably shouldn't do so. If you doubt me, Google the phrase "Berkeley Breast Freedom Parade."

Just be sure to have some eyebleach handy.

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