Flash Your Headlights in Protest

“Women march topless in Portland without incident” The Portland Press Herald (H/T: Weasel Zippers, who would “pay money to the feminazis that I’ve seen to keep their tops on…“)

About two dozen women marched topless from Longfellow Square to Tommy’s Park this afternoon in an effort to erase what they see as a double standard on male and female nudity. The women, preceded and followed by several hundred boisterous and mostly male onlookers, many of them carrying cameras, stayed on the sidewalk because they hadn’t obtained a demonstration permit to walk in the street.

I wonder how many of those “boisterous” males had longfellows?

After the marchers reached Tommy’s Park in the Old Port, some turned around and walked back to Longfellow Square, but most stayed and mingled in the park. Some happily posed for pictures. Police said there were no incidents and no arrests – nudity is illegal in Maine only if genitals are displayed.

So if it was already legal, what was the problem?

Ty McDowell, who organized the march, said she was “enraged” by the turnout of men attracted to the demonstration. The purpose, she said, was for society to have the same reaction to a woman walking around topless as it does to men without shirts on.

Yeah, good luck with that. Was she really not expecting men to show up to see boobs? (Paging Captain Obvious on the white phone!) Is she one of those idiots who are “surprised” by the unemployment figures every month?

However, McDowell said she plans to organize similar demonstrations in the future and said she would be more “aggressive” in discouraging oglers.

Exactly how do you do that when you’re in a public setting? And doesn’t that prove that your whole quest to undermine biology and reality is futile?

Boobs: the protesters or the photographers?

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9 Responses to “Flash Your Headlights in Protest”

  1. PaladinPhil Says:

    I remember when the same thing happened here in Ontario back around 1993. At the time it was illegal for women to be topless. The law was changed, and things got nutty for about a summer. Only change now, 17 years later is that a few beaches are topless here in Toronto. I heard a few stories though. One was how one lady was walking down a street topless and was set upon and beaten up by another lady. Funny stuff really.

    • RoboMonkey Says:

      I forgot what day it is, but there’s a specific day every year when protesters in cities across the country are supposed to march topless to demand equality. I really should look that up and mark my calendar.

      I have no idea what the legality of topless women in public is around here, since it never happens. At least, not when they see me coming.

  2. Running Bare Says:

    No one will ever make me stop liking breasts, and being excited by breasts. Never happen. I guarantee it.

    • RoboMonkey Says:

      There is a video of the event (NSFW) which shows that the protesters, for the most part, are not the usual “Code Pink” horrors. Of course, there are also the usual loonies carrying signs which have nothing to do with the issue at hand (“Bong hitz 4 Jesus!”) and so forth; as well as one woman who clearly doesn’t recognize that by marching and protesting in a public place, she does not have “the right to not be photographed.” If you don’t want people to see ’em, why did you specifically show up to show them off?

      • Running Bare Says:

        It’s like when women dress really hot, with all the cleavage and such, then act shocked when you look. If you don’t want people looking at your cleavage, hide the cleavage. 😀

    • RoboMonkey Says:

      It’s all body language.

  3. cookielady Says:

    Actually, this is all part and parcel of the whole “women, dress modestly” thing in the Bible. If you reject that, you place the ENTIRE onus of control on men, which is wrong, just as putting women in black bags is wrong. These women are not protesting unfair societal standards, they are practicing the age-old female witchcraft of “Thou Shalt Want Me, But Thou Shalt Not Have Me.” I agree with Running Bare: if you don’t want it looked at by men or lesbians, don’t flash it around in public.

    It’s crap, and so are the brains of the women who participate.

  4. TalkinKamel Says:

    Cookielady, I gotta agree! Seeing that the participants here, at least judging by the photograph, are all young and firm-bodied, as opposed to the usual unattractive Code Pink types (the kind of gals, as weaselzippers said, you’d pay them to keep their shirts ON!), I think it is some sort of witchy, “Thou shalt want but not have me!” thing. Casting a spell? Maybe. . .

  5. RoboMonkey Says:

    Seeing that the participants here, at least judging by the photograph, are all young and firm-bodied

    They are not, however, all female. Other pictures of the event showed shirtless men in the crowd as well.

    I’ll bet they got less pictures taken of themselves, though.

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