Complaint about GoTopless rally justifies GoTopless rally

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 is right. Those are editorial decisions, and not necessarily correct. There are also plenty of uncensored, unrestricted representations of the Asheville event.

In that connection, the Topfree Equal Rights Association’s website,, has has a large report on the Asheville and similar demonstrations of last Sunday. It is uncensored and available to anyone of any age.

Mumpower describes one video as containing "a striptease dance." If simply taking off one's shirt in a very short time qualifies, then I wonder whether he performs such a dance often himself, possibly even at one of North Carolina's famous beaches.

His actions based on his apparent belief that the human body per se and women's rights are harmful to minors are not only worrisome, they promote the abuse that he seems to want to combat.

Mumpower's complaints will also do a good job of keeping alive the event that he disliked, and even promoting what it stood for.

— Paul Rapoport
TERA coordinator
Ancaster, Ontario, Canada


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5 thoughts on “Complaint about GoTopless rally justifies GoTopless rally

  1. boatrocker

    Even though the original rally did nothing to help actually gain equal rights for women (that was an earthquake we felt by the way, not the glass ceiling shattering), good for them for hogging up all the press coverage for a week.

    If only showing one’s ass in person in public were legal, Chad, Carl and company would’ve achieved world peace by now I suppose.

  2. bill smith

    I heard Krazy Karl is suing the Raelians for copyright infringement. He and chad being the biggest exposed boobs in WNC

  3. Ua

    Equal rights my ass, or rather my boobs. How does that makes us equal. If equality was THAT easy. It is free eye candy for the men, what about free candy womenz. If ypu are so concerned about equality, then make it equal. Period

  4. bill smith

    [b]It is free eye candy for the men, what about free candy womenz. If ypu are so concerned about equality, then make it equal. Period [/b]

    I would SO like to know what that means.

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