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Topless protesters 'angry at men taking photos'

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posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 12:14 AM
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Topless protesters 'angry at men taking photos'


au.news.yahoo.com

Organisers of a march to promote equal opportunity public toplessness have been angered by the number of men taking photos of the women.

About two dozen women drew a crowd of onlookers over the weekend when they shed their shirts and marched downtown in Maine's largest city.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 12:14 AM
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Organiser Ty MacDowell said the point of the march in Portland was that a topless woman out in public should not attract any more attention than a man who walks around without a shirt.


That is just crazy. Of couse it will attract more attention! It's not every day you see 48 boobs bouncing down the street.
No intention to offend, but breasts are like something men pay too see!
The day men stop recognising a women's anatomy as attractive is the day the human race is in trouble!
The dudes with the cameras will keep those mammary's for ever!

au.news.yahoo.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 7/4/10 by spearhead]



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 12:28 AM
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Haha, what did they expect? Women want to be treated equal but demand to be treated like a woman when it serves them better...see it illogic behind it? They want you to treat them like a lady and buy them dinner and what do you get...? Well I say you get sex first and then dinner...you aint getting dinner until we get sex. You want to be treated equally? How bout you buy me a car when we get married.

Women are treated equally nowadays, there are no limiations on modern society with women. Shut up and stop complaining. You dont see men complaining about things. Men and women are two different beings but we are all treated equally with respect to civil rights labor laws (heck women have maternity leave).



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 12:29 AM
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Heh, walk down the street half naked and get upset that people will take photos. LOL. Let's see. Toplessness is legal in Maine. Taking photos in public is legal, too. What's the problem? If I walked down the street without any pants on, no doubt some people would take photos, just to post on the internet and make fun of my, er, shortcomings. LOL.

Do you think that if it was a majority of women taking the photos, then the marchers would be happy?



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 12:30 AM
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They want to make it back like it was, boobs with no boner.

Sadly, when you cover something up for long enough, everyone will get excited when they get the chance to see it.



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 12:37 AM
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haha what did they expect.... sometimes i really wonder whats going through some ppls heads



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 12:58 AM
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LOL !

I loved your commentary Spearhead. That is excellent synopsis.

I agree fully with your sentiments.

I apologize for not having more to add.

I totally loved this part the most:
"The dudes with the cameras will keep those mammary's for ever! "
LOL!



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 01:10 AM
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A topless march by feminists, huh ?

Taking photographs is definitely in bad taste.

I vigorous demonstration of tool waving (in support) would be more appropriate.



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 01:10 AM
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As Forrest Gump's Mother used to always say: "Stupid is as stupid does." And women wonder why men think they are so stupid. I have known plenty of very intelligent women who gave me quite the challenge intellectually, and not one of them ever, (to my knowledge), stripped bare from the top up in public and then expected men to act as if this wasn't something worth watching and photographing. I suspect if any intellectual women had done so, that men would gather, drool and photograph would be expected. As complicated as women can be with all those raging hormones they don't even understand let alone us, a women angry because a man will stare at her bare breasts in public or photograph them given the opportunity is just plain stupid. As complicated as women can be, men are not, and easy to figure out and breasts figure into that quite significantly.



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 01:18 AM
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Wait... let me make sure I understand this...

Some women got the idea to protest men taking photographs of topless women by marching down a PUBLIC street TOPLESS. Is that right?

How many people grabbed the camera for that spectacle, I wonder?



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 01:28 AM
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Originally posted by gandhi
Sadly, when you cover something up for long enough, everyone will get excited when they get the chance to see it.


It's a cultural thing. Aboriginal tribes that were normally topless before being discovered by the west probably didn't think seeing boobs was any big deal since they saw them all the time everywhere.

Anyway the protest may have a shred of logic but the implementation lacks logic and it's even more illogical to complain about picture taking. Why? The protest won't change the culture, it draws attention to it.

It's not easy to change a culture but protesting topless probably isn't the best way to do it.



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 01:46 AM
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The entire women's lib movement was financed by not for profit trusts set up by the most wealthy of the elite families (the names are the usual suspects).

Supposedly the point was to create an environment ripe for takeover by the "godless communists".



This is a list of the goals of Communism from the 1963 Congressional Record.




1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.
8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.
9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.
14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."
23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."
24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."
28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."
29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man." 31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities. 35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].
39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems.
43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.
45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.


This is seriously in the Congressional Record.
Here is a link to a copy of the record.

I am not a right winger. I am not a Republican decrying some kind of Democratic conspiracy.
I am merely making a point on a thread.

I despise both political parties equally.

They have both been bought and paid for.

Like the women in the OP.

Destroy the family unit through women's lib and make the state responsible for the care of the child.

Communism benefits only the most wealthy and the most elite.

It is a wolf in sheep's clothing.

Just for kicks. Now listen to this speech by JFK that everyone butchers to make it sound like something that is totally different from what he was meaning.
(click on the play the speech link from my linked link)

He was talking about secret societies for sure, but he was referencing Communism.

[edit on 4/7/2010 by Josephus23]



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 01:48 AM
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Maamaarys, Like the Corners of my mind...

Sorry 'bout that..

That would have been some Spectacle to see.

I wonder what the Average age was? Can you imagine a group of 50-70 year olds walking down the street without their errmm Bra's and Tops off....

I can, and now I have to go and lie down.. My head Hurts.

I mean no offense, Sorry if I did offend anyone..

[edit on 7-4-2010 by Damian-007]



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 02:00 AM
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These are the sorts of women that are making life harder and less safe for other women. They are taunting, taunting and taunting at every opportunity. I don't know why it is so hard for the Feminazis to understand. Dress and act like whores and you will get treated accordingly.

Shouldn't they be encouraging women to dress with dignity and modesty?



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 02:07 AM
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These are the sorts of women that are making life harder and less safe for other women. They are taunting, taunting and taunting at every opportunity. I don't know why it is so hard for the Feminazis to understand. Dress and act like whores and you will get treated accordingly.

Shouldn't they be encouraging women to dress with dignity and modesty?

Dignity and morality are in the eyes of the beholder. Social conditioning. All societies set different parameters, in the middle east I was fully covered, and still called a whore.....

Women have been told for eons how to look, dress and behave ....

If a woman wants to wear a short skirt, she can, its a personal issue if you see it as "taunting" you personally as opposed to she is just comfortable, it maybe cooling in the heat, or she has great legs and doesn't care who sees them....then i hope you can process why you feel that, and just let her be.


Its a little like saying if you wear a short skirt and get raped, you asked for it, further compounding the victim, as opposed to simply laying blame on the perpetrator who wanted to exert power on someone and has their own moral issues they should be dealing with.

Calling someone a whore for dressing not as you wish to see according to ones social coding, is actually a moral issue that I see needs addressing

Gender roles are a huge form of mind slavery....look into it and release yourself of the brainwashing placed on all of us as to "who and how we should be" in order to fit an ideal that does not exist.

Cheers Zazz


[edit on 7-4-2010 by zazzafrazz]



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 02:43 AM
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Interesting points of view...

zazzafrazz, from what I can tell your comment as been the only opinion from a female member of ATS and it differs a great difference.

Can you agree that men will be men or do believe there needs to be a drastic change in the sexuality of men?



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 02:49 AM
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The issue of the OP male behaviour isnt really my concern, more so the opinion from my old friend DG that women "ask for it" and are whores if they dont enslave themselves to a certain social code.

Men will be men, but, they need to think about what is nature and what is nurtured in their behaviour

cheers Z



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 07:43 AM
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I like boobs.























posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 09:36 AM
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Men are animals.

Women claim to know this, but evidently many have not processed it.

Clearly though, the goal of these women was to create controversy.

When you are in public, you have no right to privacy and anyone can take your picture.

Male photographers 1

Topless Women Protesters 0



[edit on 2010/4/7 by GradyPhilpott]



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 10:30 AM
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Originally posted by zazzafrazz
Dignity and morality are in the eyes of the beholder. Social conditioning. All societies set different parameters, in the middle east I was fully covered, and still called a whore.....


They sure are. But common sense and personal responsibility are not.


Women have been told for eons how to look, dress and behave ....

If a woman wants to wear a short skirt, she can, its a personal issue if you see it as "taunting" you personally as opposed to she is just comfortable, it maybe cooling in the heat, or she has great legs and doesn't care who sees them....then i hope you can process why you feel that, and just let her be.


Do you think the women in this situation were just trying to cool off and not draw attention to themselves? Do you think they were justified to walk around topless and then get angry at people for looking? What was their motivation for being topless?


Its a little like saying if you wear a short skirt and get raped, you asked for it, further compounding the victim, as opposed to simply laying blame on the perpetrator who wanted to exert power on someone and has their own moral issues they should be dealing with.


Oh God, there was a whole thread done on this issue where all that stuff was discussed. Rape is never the fault of the victim, but women that dress in provocative clothing are only increasing their chances of being raped. Take a deep breath and read it again.


Calling someone a whore for dressing not as you wish to see according to ones social coding, is actually a moral issue that I see needs addressing


It's not really about me wanting others to dress in a certain way or act how I see fit. It is more about taking personal responsibility and acknowledging that the way you dress can affect others around you.


Gender roles are a huge form of mind slavery....look into it and release yourself of the brainwashing placed on all of us as to "who and how we should be" in order to fit an ideal that does not exist.


I agree. But this has nothing to do with Gender Roles. We are talking about people that dress in ways that draw attention to them, and then getting angry that the attention won't leave.



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