About the right to bare breasts in public

Excuse me, but what’s the beef here (no pun intended)? Women want equal rights to bare their breasts in public because men can walk around without wearing a shirt? The point escapes me.

Let me get this straight: Nature endowed women with two breasts, primarily to provide milk to nurture their young. Any other “titillation” (again, pardon my pun), is beside the point.

For all intents and purposes, women already bare their breasts in public. They wear sheer blouses through which their brassieres are visible, sport halter tops or tank tops with no bra underneath and erect nipples plainly evident. Women wear barely-there bikini tops at the beach or swimming pool and openingly nurse infants in public. I could go on, but I think you get my drift.

I’m no prude, but women get away with flaunting it already. If they want to walk around in public with no tops on, I doubt many men (or some women) would complain. If you want to see boobs, buy an issue of Playboy or go to a topless bar.

I just think there are larger issues that deserve public demonstrations of support: a living wage for workers, affordable health and medical care, local jobs that are not driven by hospitals, tourism or real estate and reasonable rents for those not fortunate enough to be able to afford million-dollar homes in Asheville.

I don’t expect you to print this, but I had to get my 2 cents’ worth in.

Have a good day. And yes, I do think ladies are beautiful.

Chuck Waters

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2 thoughts on “About the right to bare breasts in public

  1. Kriss

    I pretty much agree with Chuck in his letter. I have no issue whatsoever with any woman who chooses to be topless in public. It’s just no big deal (or shouldn’t be). What I don’t understand is, what’s the point of having these go-topless rallies in Asheville anyway? It’s already perfectly legal here, as well as anywhere in the state of North Carolina – except for some cities’ local ordinances against it, which does not include Asheville. All these people are doing is riling up the local conservative politicians and giving them extra incentive to try, as they have indeed tried in the past, to get laws passed to ban women’s rights to be topless. It just makes no sense to me to demonstrate for a right they already have. These “in your face” demonstrations and confrontations are much more likely to cause them to lose what rights they already have, not gain any additional rights or whatever it is they’re trying to accomplish.

  2. chops

    Chuck, I wonder why this issue has caught your attention. Why not write a letter about Living Wages or Affordable Healthcare if that’s what you think we should be discussing?
    Maybe your very reaction to this topic offers an explanation for all the media coverage!

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