Kathy has a post about two dozen women in Portland, Maine, who did something very brave about a very important social issue: they put on a march. A topless march. Something about equal standards for public nudity. It's not a legal issue; apparently it's legal for women to go topless in Maine, so they can be denied service at the ice-cream stand just like shirtless men are.
So I guess they're protesting social expectations, because the idea that women should put on at least a bikini top at the beach (you know, two triangles of fabric and two strings) instead of lying around in the nude is OPPRESSIVE and it's just one step from there to a burqa yada yada yada. (Meanwhile, it seems to me that men and boys are covering up more at the beach -- more long baggy trunks and loose shirts, or those bodysuits. Guess they haven't gotten the message that they're being oppressed.)
I somehow doubt these silly females intended their topless protest to be taken seriously. I just wanted to put up a FAIL post.
Think Delilah's just striking back against the patriarchy because she has to wear her little tube top? You GO girl!
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