I have a few concerns after reading the Jan. 31 mountainx.com article, “Moffitt Proposes Ban on Public Female Toplessness.” (See http://avl.mx/qi.) To Rep. Tim Moffitt and all those he represents, especially Mayor Terry Bellamy and all Asheville City Council members who signed the letter asking people to avoid a rally: First of all, with all […]
N.C. House Bill 34, the bill proposed by Reps. Rayne Brown and Tim Moffitt, was inspired by the GoTopless protests in Asheville. The bill received national attention after being introduced recently by the NCGA House Judiciary Committee. The goal of the bill is to make it illegal for women to expose any part of […]
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A note to the women who expressed their outrage at breast-exposure inequality at the Pack Square topless event: I appreciate that you felt you were asserting your right as women to bare your chests in a demonstration for equal nipple opportunity, but this comes across as exhibitionism rather than protest. While it may fire up […]
Organizers have announced that once again Asheville will be the site of a “GoTopless” rally on Sunday, Aug. 26, which is also national Women’s Equality Day.
You may know that Molly Sara Rosch was arrested for indecent exposure at Sunday’s “Asheville Rally to Protect Our Children from Abuse” — stripping down to just her crucifix and shoes — but what you likely don’t know is why she did it.
I read with interest Carl Mumpower's complaints about the Aug. 21 GoTopless rally in the Aug. 23 Asheville Citizen-Times. I believe his concerns are important. Mumpower states correctly that the Citizen-Times' website self-censored its material and one "U-Tube" [sic] video claimed it was not appropriate for minors. But finding examples one likes doesn't prove one […]
Former Buncombe County Republican Party chair Chad Nesbitt announced today on WWNC radio’s “The Matt Mittan Show” that he’s planning an Aug. 28 rally in downtown Asheville to protest the Aug. 21 GoTopless rally. He said the demonstration will be held at 2 p.m. in Pack Square Park and invited the public to attend.
A brief video from the National GoTopless rally in downtown Asheville. Due to the very nature of the event, the video should be considered not safe for work.