Why can men walk around topless but women can't?

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04 Sep 2007, 4:13 pm

Why can men walk around topless but women can't? This seems very sexist to me and makes no sense.

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04 Sep 2007, 4:17 pm

Now that you mention it, yeah, I think it's sexist. Although, if we try to pinpoint exactly what is sexist, I think it's the reaction of men to women. So long as men are bigger and stronger and somewhat unpredictable, women will have to cover up.



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04 Sep 2007, 4:21 pm

The whole "decency by being uptight and anally retentive about sex" thing is a crock.



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04 Sep 2007, 4:25 pm

...um because car crashes won't be epidemic when men go topless.


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04 Sep 2007, 4:26 pm

Because breasts are sexual, whereas manboobs aren't.

I believe that it's right to have laws enforcing moral/social decency in public.


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04 Sep 2007, 4:32 pm

I'm male, and my manboobs are quite sexy, but I do keep them covered most of the time.



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04 Sep 2007, 4:36 pm

Breasts are only seen as a sexual thing because they're hidden. If it became more common for breasts to be exposed, then it wouldn't be so arousing to see them. For example, in those countries where the women are constantly topless or even naked, the men aren't walking around with constant erections, because breasts aren't taboo. It's common.

I agree that women not being permitted to go topless is sexist. The breasts are not a sex organ, and were never meant to be involved in sex, so the fact that people see them as sexual isn't the fault of the woman who has them.



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04 Sep 2007, 4:49 pm

androidbeing wrote:
Why can men walk around topless but women can't? This seems very sexist to me and makes no sense.

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Semantically speaking, women can walk around topless. They just don't want to face the consequences that may be involved.

Personally, I think that women should be encouraged to walk around topless. :wink:


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04 Sep 2007, 5:17 pm

New York State passed a Law last year I think that permits women to go topless provided they don’t do it for sexually provocative reasons. Many other states don't have laws against it specifically. Usually they enforce "lewd" statutes but if you're not doing anything lewd they leave you alone, Florida is like that.



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04 Sep 2007, 8:03 pm

The town of Brattleboro, Vermont allows public nudity.

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04 Sep 2007, 8:04 pm

I would like to strut around nude just for the shock value.

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04 Sep 2007, 8:39 pm

If they can't it's a first amendment violation.

Who the hell cares if you don't like it, deal with it or stay inside.



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04 Sep 2007, 8:43 pm

Tim_Tex wrote:
I would like to strut around nude just for the shock value.

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Oh yeah, me too...armed with one of those mega sized water canons. :lol:



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04 Sep 2007, 9:19 pm

You can go topless on Miami Beach. Found that out the hard way on my 18th Birthday while in college. Okay, that did not help the argument...I don't think...oh...I don't know. San Dimas High School football rocks!


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04 Sep 2007, 9:28 pm

Zymish wrote:
The breasts are not a sex organ, and were never meant to be involved in sex, so the fact that people see them as sexual isn't the fault of the woman who has them.


the whole body "is meant" to be involved in sex. skin is one of the main conductive organs for the whole thing... lets just cover up all skin and stfu. ;)



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04 Sep 2007, 10:08 pm

If you go to a public swimming pool you'll see quite a few topless men who have breasts larger than the women. It has been legally rule that female breasts are not genitalia and therefore in most places it is not illegal for a women to go topless. And most typically if a women goes topless in a place where only women are getting prosecuted for being topless the case will be throw out.


I would do it, but i don't want the perverted men around it would attract. As it my breasts are already large enough that I attract quite a bit of unwanted male attention if I wear anything than a sports bra with a baggy shirt.


Its also considered "socially unacceptable" for a man to go about in a dress,k doing nothing to disguise the fact he's a man. But if you try it you'll discover that by and large most people on the street are very accepting of it, and most who think its odd try to hide the fact that they look twice.