23rd April 05:17
Women feel oppressed by bathing suit law
Is this the land of the free, or the land of oppression?
"'Drop Your Top' Idea Receives Cold Shoulder after Opposition from
Pro-Family Citizens. A radical proposal to allow women and girls to go
topless at California's public beaches and parks has failed to
materialize after loud outcry from pro-family citizens."
"The "drop your top" proposal made headlines in January when liberal
lawyer Lianna Johnsson's radical idea was endorsed by the Conference of
Delegates of California Bar Associations. Yet the proposal never became
a bill because no state legislator would introduce it by the
legislative deadline in late February."
Those supporting the 'Drop Your Top' idea made a mistake in encouraging
topless sunbathing. The California Legislature should neither seek to
encourage nor discourage topless sunbathing, yet they should merely set
the state law in line with natural law, appellate law, and the
principle of freedom, and make topless sunbathing legal.
No one has to go topless unless they prefer it, and there is no reason
for the State Legislature to encourage a dress code in this case. But
wherever a man may go topless, it should be legal for a woman to go
topless as well.
Any departure from natural law and fairness teaches evil and
unrighteousness. Freedom must be the foundation of our morality. We
must work towards the day when all people respect other's unalienable
right to freedom. Which includes all other unalienable rights. And if
the government does not respect these rights, then how can individuals
be expected to respect them?
The government must endeavor to be righteous, rather than merely
imposing its own subjective and faulty morality upon others.
Under regimes where women were required to wear burkas, an uncovered
face would seem *****. In all other places, an uncovered face is
considered normal. Once breasts are uncovered, bare breasts will not
seem like a big deal anymore. It's all in our minds, and anyone who
thinks that nudity is something, should consider the already exposed
parts of our bodies which give no one pause.
Nudity is good where it is appropriate. Men do not usually go into
stores shirtless, and nor should women.
Topless sunbathing legal in Central Park:
Conference of Delegates of California Bar Associations endorses topless
Campaign for Children and Families (CCF) imposes their Taliban like
morality on Californians:
The Campaign for Children and Families contends: A drop your top
proposal would "ruin family outings at public parks and beaches, harm
basic family values and public decency, and would result in very
inappropriate treatment of women and girls."
Let's examine this statement:
A drop your top proposal would:
A. "ruin family outings at public parks and beaches,"
This is not true. As we can see women sunbathe topless in Central park
all the time without ruining anything.
B."harm basic family values"
Impossible. Perhaps they would like to state what these basic family
values are. Are they values which make someone ashamed of his or her
C. "and public decency,"
A value judgment
D. "and would result in very inappropriate treatment of women and
A bold faced lie. There is no reason for treatment of women and girls
to change at all. In Europe women go topless and are treated with the
proper respect anyone gives a stranger. Nudity does not change
Furthermore, clothes are merely titillating. Nudity is a good thing,
it is our natural state. The fact that *** is hidden is more likely to
induce arousal, then if it is exposed. Hiding *** and requiring
clothing makes *** into a bigger deal than it is.
Just check out some of these pictures of topless women on the beach,
and tell me if you don't think it's a good thing:
"His disciples said: "When will you appear to us, and when will we see
Jesus said: "When you undress without being ashamed and take your
clothes and put them under your feet like little children and trample
on them, then you will see the son of the Living One, and you will not