GoTopless in Austin, TX August, 26 2012
Austin is a top-free city as all TX city should be as per the law statute below. However, most cities in TX passed ordinances against this statute to prevent women from going topless. GoTopless women will be in Austin to encourage the women to exercise their topless rights and to denounce these unconstitutional ordinances discriminating against women everywhere else in TX. The only way these ordinances can remain constitutional is if every man in TX is forced to cover his chest in public. Topless rights for ALL or NONE
Texas Penal Code 21.08 INDECENT EXPOSURE.
(a) A person commits an offense if he exposes his anus or any part of his genitals with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person, and he is reckless about whether another is present who will be offended or alarmed by his act.
(b) An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor.
In the words of an anonymous Austin resident: "Breasts are not genitalia and they are not your anus".
Asbury Park NJ turns down motion allowing women to gotopless
[[center]b]Gotopless.org to men of Asbury, N.J:
‘Cover your chests in the name of equal rights!’
NEW YORK, July 12 – After Asbury, N.J.’s Mayor Ed Johnson ruled on Wednesday that women cannot go topless in Asbury Park, the members of Gotopless.org are demanding that men in Asbury Park also be forced to cover their chests.
Nadine Gary, president of Gotopless.org., called Johnson’s ruling “unconstitutional and discriminatory” and referred to a constitutional argument on topless rights made by Maitreya Rael, founder of Gotopless.org. and leader of the revolutionary International Raelian Movement. Gary is also a Raelian priestess.
“Maitreya Rael is a fervent defender of women's equal rights and has long denounced the unconstitutional double standard concerning toplessness that prompted him to found Gotopless in 2007,” she explained. “In fact, he says men across America should be legally forced to cover their chests since it’s illegal for women to go topless in most states. If men are allowed to go topless, women must also be allowed to do the same!”
Gary said Maitreya Rael has explained that life on Earth is the result of scientific creation by a highly advanced extraterrestrial human civilization, which used genetic engineering to create humans in their image.
“Women's breasts were part of their splendid design and shouldn’t have to be hidden,” Gary said.
WJLA broadcasts uncensored breast self exam
Today, WJLA made the headlines because it showed a topless young woman do a self exam of her breasts, a procedure that helps detect cancer at an early stage, without her nipples being blurred on camera. The news segment aired at prime time... when... children could be watching this health related story and be traumatized by the view of the young lady's nipples. Gotopless can understand how far more traumatizing that sight would be than losing one's mother or sister to breast cancer. Our society certainly has a strange way of viewing children and adolescents' psychology!
The TV network timed their piece to favor their ratings. And so, a scandal broke out!
At Gotopless, we did not see what the big fuss was about WJLA timing their broadcast of a non censored breast self -exam to help their ratings. ALL media do that all the time! This time, the segment was medical and educational and even shook the puritanical chord of some Americans, sparking the debate, once again, of the decency of a female breast in public! Healthy all around! That is a time when a TV station has REALLY earned its rating!!!
When going topless is acknowledged in all 50 states as our Constitution dictates, American TV networks will not have the luxury of using breasts self exams to improve their ratings! Do you think that French or German TV ratings would bulge one bit if this news piece had aired on these countries networks? Not a chance!
Please join us again next year on August 22nd 2010, the mentality of Americans as a whole is changing and the law is already on our side.