GoTopless Vows to Fight N.C. ‘Nipple Ban’ Legislation
“Though we’ve explained our viewpoint many times during GoTopless rallies over the last two years, politicians are still missing the entire point,” said GoTopless President Nadine Gary in a statement released today. “Our rallies are aimed at bringing attention to a serious matter of unconstitutional, unequal treatment: In much of the United States, women are still persecuted or arrested for going topless, while men aren’t.
If Moffitt’s bill becomes law, that law will clearly be unconstitutional, since men will enjoy a privilege denied to women.”
Gary added that although the U.S. Constitution and many state constitutions emphasize equality under the law, the issue of equal topless rights has been unjustly ignored.
“To uphold the U.S. Constitution, Representative Moffitt should honor its references to equality,” Gary said. “Instead, he’s attempting to widen the inequality gap when he should either be protecting women’s rights to go topless in his state or striving to see that men’s nipples remain equally private.”
Ironically, GoTopless rallies themselves are responsible for the proposed bill, according to Gary.
“Moffitt’s bill stems from the topless rallies our organization held in Asheville, North Carolina, in 2011 and 2012,” Gary explained. “But even if it passes, our rallies will continue, with the insistence that men also be jailed for nipple exposure. All we’re insisting upon is equality: either equal rights to go topless or equal punishment for violating a law that’s applied equally to both genders.”
Topless rights are one of the few areas of gender equality that haven’t been addressed at a federal level, and GoTopless is determined to see that it is.
“In a country that now accepts women as frontline soldiers and encourages gay men and women to openly serve in the military, GoTopless members are confident that Representative Moffitt is choosing a battle he can’t win,” she said. “When this case reaches the courts, they’ll have no choice but to see this as a constitutional issue based on gender equality, which is the exact point we’re making.”
GoTopless Praises Porn Industry's Breast Cancer Research donations
What is it that makes money earned through the pornographic industry not worthy of cancer research? Is it because sex is considered "dirty" and "shameful" in our American subconscious and the reaction of the Komen's foundation is a mere reflection of it?
GoTopless disagrees with many feminist organizations who insist on disassociating women's breasts from sexual thoughts. Who are we kidding? Of course, breasts can be sexual! In fact, the whole human body can be sexually arousing once a human being has reached puberty. It is simply a fact of life. Human beings don't need to be desexualized, they need to be educated to respect one another as sexual beings as laws dictate. Bare breasts are not an invitation for rape!
Contrary to Komen's negative reaction, GoTopless encourages all breast cancer foundations to proudly accept donations from the pornographic industry and even openly partner with them. First, because pornography is a lucrative business and research could make considerable advances and second because it sends a powerful, positive message to our society and especially to women. Currently, women continuously inhibit their sexuality in order to save their "good girl" reputation or, if they live out their sexuality, it is with guilt and they will often resort to drugs and alcohol to help dissipate it. Inhibition and guilt are two powerful negative emotions that can create severe illnesses in one's body and maybe even breast cancer.
Some may argue that the pornographic industry exploits women as sexual objects which is detremental to a woman's self-esteem. In truth, the porno industry capitalizes on all human sexual fantasies, sometimes objectifying consenting male, female, transgender actors and everything in between. One day, these consenting human actors will be replaced by biological robots but in the meantime they are fulfilling this need in society as hairdressers, doctors, cashiers, lawyers, garbage collectors, teachers, etc... do in their respective fields.
So, why not "Fuck for the cure!" if it helps eradicate breast cancer way before our baby girls grow boobies?
Nudist Activist gets naked at SF Committee Hearing on Nov 5, 2012
GoTopless was most delighted to see the reaction of nudist activist Gypsy Taub during the Hearing. She was called to testify and, in the mist of doing so, she bravely took off her dress and stood naked before the Committee while continuing to speaking in defense of nudity until a police officer escorted her out. Please see her heroic action of civil desobedience and listen to her bold statement at http://www.mynakedtruth.tv/
GoTopless applauds her behavior and speech! Breasts are nothing to be ashamed of, nor is the rest of our bodies. In her speech, Gypsy mentions "the sacred of the human body" made in the image of its maker which reflects the views of GoTopless. Human females and males were literally created (scientifically) in the image of their creators (see rael.org). Regardless of our individual spiritualities, shame and guilt of our bodies must completely disappear from our minds and lives if we are to build a society with sustainable human values. This senseless, religion-based guilt must go!!!
A protest against the Nudity Ban on Wednesday, November 14th at 12 noon, at the steps of the City Hall of San Francisco. The protest is clothing-optional.