06-Jul-2009,
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Go Topless in Seattle, WA 2010

On Sunday Aug 22nd, come and join GoTopless leader, Karen, for a march.ending with a speech about women's right as we celebrate our first annual GoTopless day in Portland. [b]The event will take place from 11am to 4pm at Hempfest - Myrtle Edwards Park -Corner Alaskan Way and Broad Street




















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24-Jan-2009,
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Why do men have nipples? By Dr. Mehran Sam PhD

Why do men have nipples?

Humans are mammals like cats and monkeys and similar to other mammalian species only females generally nurse the young through their
nipples with the milk prodcued in their mammary glands. So do men need nipples? or why men have nipples in the first place?

It's a less known fact that men's breasts and nipples are just as
functional as the female counterparts. If they take or for dietary
reasons produce some extra doses of female hormones, men can also
lactate just like females do. It has been suggested that male
breastfeeding can even lead to emotional bonding between a child and
the father as well.

So why do men have nipples? For the exact same reason they have two ears
and two eyes: because they have been designed and created as such by,
as we Raelians believe, our extraterrestrial scientific creators, the
Elohim.

Many believe that the similarities among species, like dogs, cats, and
humans, all having mammalian characteristics, are the indication that
all species come from the same ancestor through an evolutionary
process.

Yes indeed we also believe there has been an evolutionary process. But
it was in the minds of the scientists who came to the earth from
another planet. They first created simple life forms and then over
time developed and evolved their techniques to create cats, monkeys
and eventually human beings in their own likeness.

Of course only the creators themselves know the exact reason for their
choices and why they maintained the male form similar to a female's in
the chest area but it's not unreasonable for us to speculate. A team
of scientists who become experts in creating mammalian forms, males
and females, do not reinvent the wheel each time they want to create a
new species. The Elohim scientists perhaps only wanted to improve
their methods without a need for a great genetic modification moving
from one species to another as removing nipples in males would require
such a change.

It is understandable why a science team would not have the desire to
alter the genetic blueprint of their prized mammalian species. Doing
that would require dramatic molecular and genetic changes in their
design. Why would you want to risk failure in making big unnecessary
changes when you already have a successful design that has proven to
work well in the most simple mammalian species like a mouse. But also
perhaps they even grew fond of their own design and a male with
nipples looked more attractive than without. Can you imagine
Michelangelo's David without nipples!?

However perhaps most importantly, we need to take note that all the
epithelium or the skin tissue covering our body surface is composed of
sensitive sense receptors of all kinds including those for sensing
touch, temperature, pain, pressure, and pleasure. The number and
sensitivity of these receptors are increased in the erogenous organs
like lips, vagina, penis and you guessed it right, the nipples. Our
whole body and it's epithelial cover is a sensual and sexual paradise
for enjoying life and experiencing pleasure. The nipples play their
own part in this marvelous existence as a human being in males,
females, hermaphrodites and transsexuals alike.

Those who believe human body is for procreation and survival only,
only procreate and survive. But those who believe their body is a
pleasure toy for enjoyment and fun, live a happy, balanced and joyful
life everyday loving and respecting their own body from their penis to
nipples and from their clitoris to being topless in public. This
second group includes us the Raelians.

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02-Jan-2009,
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Jan 13 09: Australia GoTopless Action

GoTopless Action in Protest of Nile’s Campaign to Outlaw Topless Sunbathing.

TODAY! NORTH BONDI 5PM

Sydney, January 13th: “The current attempt by fundamentalist politicians and activists to have topless sunbathing outlawed following Mr. Nile’s campaign is unacceptable with regard to gender equality” says Veronique Chachay, spokesperson of the Australian Raelian Movement in Sydney. “Why should anyone feel more uncomfortable surrounded by topless women than by topless men?
Rael, spiritual leader of the Raelian Movement, has long asked women to defend their right to be bare-chested if they feel like it. “As long as men can go topless, women should have the same and equal right,” said Rael who also founded the GoTopless.org Movement. “Otherwise, men should also be forced to wear something that hides their chests.”
The U.S.-based organisation [link] which claims that women have the same constitutional right as men to go bare-chested in public already organized a “National Protest Day” in several American cities. “It is now time to rally in Australia as well and exercise our rights to gender equality,” states Chachay.
(Topless) Raelians will gather on North Bondi Beach along the promenade on Thursday the 8th of January 5pm to express and demonstrate the view that women’s breasts are not offensive but should be seen as natural as men’s chests.


Topless wars reignited on Australia's beaches

Christian MP wins mainstream support for his bid to tighten nudity laws

By Kathy Marks in Sydney
Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Reuters

A Christian fundamentalist politician, the Rev Fred Nile, is calling for topless sunbathing to be outlawed, and he has received backing from several mainstream MPs

On any given day, acres of tanned flesh are on view at Bondi Beach: men wearing the briefest of briefs, women sunbathing topless. But it wasn't always so. In the 1940s, a legendary beach inspector, Aub Laidlaw, patrolled the golden sands, ruler in hand, ensuring that men's and women's bathing costumes conformed to bylaws governing public decency.


Costumes had to cover at least three inches of thigh, as well as the entire front of the body, and wobbly bits had to be kept in place by robust straps. Mr Laidlaw frogmarched 50 or more people a week off the beach, including, in 1945, the first woman to brave Bondi in a bikini, and in 1961, a group of men wearing Speedo swimming trunks.

The fanatical Mr Laidlaw retired in 1969, eight years after the bikini was legalised, but now his ghost is once again stalking Sydney's beaches. A Christian fundamentalist politician, the Rev Fred Nile, is calling for topless sunbathing to be outlawed, and he has received backing from several mainstream MPs.

While nudity is illegal in Australia except on designated beaches, local councils consider toplessness acceptable. Mr Nile wants the legislation to be tightened. "The law should be clear," he said. "It must say: 'Exposure of women's breasts on beaches will be prohibited'."

His proposal elicited howls of protest from sun-loving Sydneysiders, who have just begun their long summer holiday. Outraged callers deluged talkback radio stations, and the ACT nudist club in Canberra, the national capital, warned that Australia was in danger of appearing like a "haven for prudes".

However, Mr Nile, a veteran family values campaigner, was unrepentant, and several conservatives in the state parliament supported him, with Paul Gibson, a Labor MP, claiming that topless women made people uncomfortable. "If you're on the beach, do you want somebody with big knockers next to you when you're there with the kids?" he asked. A Liberal politician, David Clarke, agreed, telling Sydney's Daily Telegraph: "I don't think our young children should be confronted with nude bathers on these public beaches."

Mr Laidlaw, who made international headlines in 1951 after escorting a Hollywood starlet, Jean Parker, off Bondi for wearing a skimpy swimsuit, would applaud such sentiments. But many public figures poured scorn on Mr Nile, with Sally Betts, the mayor responsible for Bondi, declaring that toplessness did not equate to nudity. "Nude is when you've got no clothes on," she said.

Ms Betts added that Sydney faced far worse social problems than bare breasts. "We've got alcohol-related violence, we've got underage drinking and antisocial behaviour in the public domain: those are really important issues," she told local radio.

And – pertinently, in a country with the world's highest rate of skin cancer – a junior health minister, Jodi McKay, said that safety in the sun was more important than who exposed what.

Nude sunbathing is permitted on certain beaches in every state except Queensland. As for the Speedo trunks that so upset Mr Laidlaw: the men he arrested were charged with indecency, but the case was dismissed because no pubic hair had been exposed.

A new front: Defining decency

A decision by Facebook to censor pictures of breastfeeding mothers has caused a backlash. Barry Schnitt, a spokesman for the social networking website, said the images had been removed to protect children.

"Photos containing a fully exposed breast (as defined by showing the nipple or areola) do violate those terms (on obscene, pornographic or sexually explicit material) and may be removed," he said.

Kelli Roman, who fell foul of the breastfeeding ban, has collected 80,000 names for an online petition called "Hey Facebook, breastfeeding is not obscene!"

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