ASHEVILLE, N.C. A North Carolina protest proves that a demonstration with bare-breasted women demanding the right to go topless will draw a crowd.
Dozens of women protested topless in downtown Asheville on Sunday. Police estimated the crowd that gathered to watch reached up to 2,000. Some people said they agreed with the protesters. Others said the protest was embarrassing and crude.
Y’all know where I stand on this one.
The Asheville Citizen Times had an amusing write-up of the protest (a couple of photos are included as well):
Like many in attendance, Asheville resident Gus Gustafson said it was curiosity that attracted him to the unusual spectacle.
“I’m not for it or against it,” he said. “But if the girls want to show their breasts, that’s fine with me. In a way, I think it’s good for them.”
Sunday’s protest was one of several across the country organized by the group GoTopless.org, which maintains that laws and social stigmas against women baring their breasts in public are unfair.
“Wherever men can do it, why not?” said a topless Debi Davidson, 57, of Asheville. “Why not take your shirt off just wherever men are allowed to?”
While North Carolina has no law against women baring their breasts in public, some states and cities do.
Wearing a black bra and plaid shorts, Jonas Phillips said he was there to support equal rights.
“There is more than this whole breast thing,” the Asheville resident said. “I’m here to support equality for women.”
Shanda Panda, a 38-year-old Asheville woman, said she was comfortable being topless.
“I have faith in men that they can control their responses to seeing a breast,” she said. “I think it’s important to empower women to be comfortable and feel safe being topless.
“And I enjoy being topless. It feels good — the wind on my skin.”
I wonder if that wind in between her ears feels just as good?
I have never understood the “if it’s ok for men can do it, why isn’t it ok for me to do it, too?” argument. I have seen this argument most often made when it comes to the issue of casual sex. “Feminists” don’t like it that a woman is considered “loose” if she has multiple sex partners before marriage, whereas with men it’s “he’s just sowing his wild oats.” While there is indeed a double standard there, for decades “feminists” have sought to erase that double standard by suggesting that it shouldn’t be any more of an issue for women to have multiple sex partners than it is for men. You see, instead of advocating raising the standard for men, they advocate lowering it for women – and for that lowering to be “acceptable” in our culture … all because men can get away with doing something we can’t.
Same same on the issue of a woman getting sh*t-faced drunk. Hey, popular culture says that it’s “acceptable” for guys to do it, so why not women?
Honestly, I’m surprised “feminists” haven’t sued God himself for discrimination on the grounds that He did not give them “male body parts” – ahem.
I could go on and on, but you get the picture. It’s amazing when you consider that one of the core complaints that radical feminists have about men revolves around the bigoted belief that men are nothing but immature little boys dressed up in male clothing, waiting to jump the bones of some innocent, unsuspecting woman. Yet these same feminists who rail against the alleged juvenile behavior that they say is standard operating procedure for men fight tooth and nail in the court of public opinion to … be just like them.
You really can’t make this stuff up.