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Go Topless Day: Is America Ready For Topless Sunbathing?

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  1. 1. Cities and states set aside land for special interest groups like municipal golf courses. Should parts of beaches be set aside for topless sunbathing?

    • Yes, I believe in freedom and special topless sunbathing areas should be marked with signs and created.
    • No, I don't feel special areas should be set aside for topless sunbathing even if clearly marked.
    • I believe in equality. Anywhere men can go topless, women should be allowed to go topless too.
    • No, keep topless women behind closed doors.

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Sunday, August 26th, marks the 5th anniversary of Go Topless Day. This day reminds women to try topless sunbathing and marks the 41st anniversary of Women's Equality Day. Many people forget it was illegal for American women to vote until August 26th, 1920. They had to protest and fight for their right to be treated like men and vote.

Do you think topless sunbathing is wrong? Well back in the 1930's, American prudes in positions of power thought the idea of a man taking off his shirt at a beach in the US was out of line and immoral.

Yes, the politicians and preachers in that backwards era felt they had to impose their own personal prejudices and agendas by making it illegal for men to be shirtless in public. They wrongly said they had a civic and/or godly duty to protect women and children from the sight of men's bare chests.

These prudes of course were wrong and out of touch with the average citizen. Thousands of men started protesting shirtless at the beaches on the east coast in the mid 1930's. Hundreds were arrested. But, by the late 1930's, politicians and judges had matured and realized it was not shameful or ungodly to see a man at the beach without a shirt.

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women should be able to go topless wherever men are able to go topless

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[quote name='gospodin shuttlesworth' timestamp='1346040539' post='1873199']
women should be able to go topless wherever men are able to go topless
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What you are proposing is at least a few steps beyond what the writer was proposing.

It would be a matter of taking the bad with the good to have breasts exposed in all the same locations we currently view men without a shirt on.

In the future the opposition to women being topless will likely seem as prudish as we now view the attitudes towards men being topless on the beach in the 1930s.

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This is only a big deal when people make it a big deal. There are many areas of the country that being topless in public is perfectly legal.

For example, Ashville, North Carolina.

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my only concern is that i'm not sure that every dude would be able to act appropriately

see: every regular contributor in the lovely ladies section

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We've had this discussion several times in the lounge, but never in the tinderbox that I recall...

A couple of things... obviously the general american perception of nudity is skewed compared to pretty much the rest of the world, we're generally more prudish about such things... even with something as innocuous as a woman breast feeding her kids seems to cause an uproar. Women should have the right to go topless if they want to, I have no problem with it.

The only negative side with that for men that like women is that not all breasts, and in fact most of them, aren't the perky nice ones... so you gotta take the bad with the good.

I'm sure there are lots of women that would like to tan topless, but I'm curious as to how many women would like to be able to go topless in general... I know my wife hates going without a bra, as do a lot of women with medium and large breasts because they bounce and hurt them when they're trying to do things...




...oh and Cantrell, I've told you before man, it's ok if you don't like women's breasts... no one here is judging you.

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Women should enjoy the same rights as men to choose not to wear a shirt.

Wanna cut the grass or garden topless? Go ahead.
Wanna wash the car topless? Be my guest.
Fishing and swimming topless? Seems like a crime any other way.


And no they shouldn't be restricted to special titty zones.

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The issue is that they attach that sexual stigma to women's breasts when they were never sexual to begin with. Some women can't even feed their children because they get the "omg that's so gross" bull poo.

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if this is the first step toward being able to bare secondary sexual body parts in public, me and my assless chaps will be waiting patiently over there>>>

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Going topless is a great way to make new friends!
With me anyway, not so much with my wife.

If you have the right to go topless... I have the right to parade around with a boner.
These 2 things are inexorably linked.

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Just please not at Walmart.

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[quote name='rodeo' timestamp='1346048549' post='1873412']
This is only a big deal when people make it a big deal. There are many areas of the country that being topless in public is perfectly legal.

For example, Ashville, North Carolina.
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It is not just Asheville.....going topless is legal in ALL of North Carolina. The Indecency Law in NC only pertains to private areas below the waist.

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[quote name='nc_biscuit' timestamp='1346073247' post='1873556']

The only negative side with that for men that like women is that not all breasts, and in fact most of them, aren't the perky nice ones... so you gotta take the bad with the good.

I'm sure there are lots of women that would like to tan topless, but I'm curious as to how many women would like to be able to go topless in general... I know my wife hates going without a bra, as do a lot of women with medium and large breasts because they bounce and hurt them when they're trying to do things...

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Exactly.....most of the women who would go topless are the ones that you don't really want to see topless.

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[quote name='nc_biscuit' timestamp='1346073247' post='1873556']The only negative side with that for men that like women is that not all breasts, and in fact most of them, aren't the perky nice ones... so you gotta take the bad with the good.
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sort of like how when women go to the beach they have to deal with the fact that many men are short and fat...so they gotta take the bad with the good

seriously dude women don't want to go topless at the beach for your entertainment and poo like this is actually pretty disgusting but i'm sure you're totally oblivious to how fuging creepy you come across
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[quote name='MadHatter' timestamp='1346102492' post='1874468']
Exactly.....most of the women who would go topless are the ones that you don't really want to see topless.
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this is what's called throwing stones in a glass house

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[quote name='CatofWar' timestamp='1346076476' post='1873645']
The issue is that they attach that sexual stigma to women's breasts when they were never sexual to begin with. Some women can't even feed their children because they get the "omg that's so gross" bull poo.
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This post sums up my opinion. QFT
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It might destroy the titty bar industry.

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[quote name='Davidson Deac II' timestamp='1346107316' post='1874585']
It might destroy the titty bar industry.
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Nah, cause I don't think many people would actually [i]do[/i] it. Being topless is legal in a lot of places and only a few hippies actually take advantage of it.

Most Americans are too self conscious to wear a tank top in public.

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[quote name='gospodin shuttlesworth' timestamp='1346102782' post='1874479']


sort of like how when women go to the beach they have to deal with the fact that many men are short and fat...so they gotta take the bad with the good

seriously dude women don't want to go topless at the beach for your entertainment and poo like this is actually pretty disgusting but i'm sure you're totally oblivious to how fuging creepy you come across
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So it seems we've struck a nerve here with Cantrell/Fiz/silliesworth... Is this where your massive inferiority complex comes from? The girls don't like you looking at them? Because in the real world It's ok for men to admire women... I guess It's not in your world, but again I'm not judging you, but that does explain a lot, like how you can't make it thru more than about 3 posts max in any given thread without insults and personal attacks...

Your trolling is weak man... Act like an adult and join the discussion instead of being childish, It's really, really old.

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oh you were talking about admiring women? because i'm just about positive that you said:

[quote]The only negative side with that for men that like women is that not all breasts, and in fact most of them, aren't the perky nice ones... so you gotta take the bad with the good.[/quote]

oh no you might see breasts that don't fit your rigid specifications but hey gotta take the bad with the good right? i guess this is what's called "admiring women" in your circle but fyi it's not a very progressive position to take

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"hey maybe you should act like an adult, like me, and talk about how bad it is when less than perfect women take their tops off at the beach"

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Wow, your efforts to spin what I said are quite pathetic...

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lol

hey just because i said that most breasts aren't very good or whatever and that you have to take the "bad" (the presence of breasts that don't meet my rigid specifications) with the "good" (the presence of breasts that i intend to discretely ogle because nothing says admiration of women quite like staring at their chests through sunglasses), well, that doesn't necessarily mean i'm a misogynistic fug or anything

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Yes because admiring women in any form is obviously misogynistic... But only in Cantrells backwards little reality...

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[quote]The only negative side with that for men that like women is that not all breasts, and in fact most of them, aren't the perky nice ones... so you gotta take the bad with the good.[/quote]

yes this is a textbook definition of "admiring women"

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