.

Going Topless? Tis the Day

(Don't) keep your shirt on. Sunday marks national "Go Topless" Day. What's at stake? Nothing less than topless Constitutional equality.

Woo-hoo! Sunday, Aug. 21, happens to be National Go Topless Day—er, so declare the folks who run the Las Vegas-based (naturally) website GoTopless.org.

And yeah, if you click on that link, you'll find some photos that are definitely "NSFW" (or, "not-safe-for-work," depending, of course, on where you work.)

To commemorate the occasion, we here at Hermosa Beach Patch hereby declare it National Better Goop On the Extra Sunblock Day.

There's actually a political point to Go Topless Day, though—topless Constitutional equality, according to the group's press release:

"With the slogan, 'Topless equal rights for all or none,' GoTopless.org is summoning men across America to cover their chests on Aug. 21 in the name of equal rights. On that day, for the fourth consecutive year, the U.S.-based organization will stage a national Go Topless Day protest to proclaim a woman’s constitutional right to go bare-chested in public. During the protest, while participating women go bare, male participants will cover their chests with bikini tops or bras to proclaim equal rights for both genders ... Either we can all be topless or no one can."

Organized topless protests were scheduled to take place across the country, in obvious free-thinking cities like Austin, Chicago, Portland and San Francisco, and less-obvious ones like Chico, CA and Asheville, N.C.

Closer to home, a demonstration hit Venice Beach—there was also a topless rally last year in Venice and in 2009 (see accompanying photo.)

A protest also was scheduled to go down in Washington D.C. at the Capitol Reflective Pool.

Jiro Kambe August 26, 2011 at 03:01 AM
The man behind this campaign, Rael, has what he calls a "religious order" called the Order of Rael's Angels wherein Raelian women devote themselves to the service (including sex) of their venerated ET creators, the Elohim, and their alleged prophets that includes... of course... Rael. As long as these ETs do not return officially, these women will serve ONLY Rael. There are 2 sub-orders in that exclusive group called Pink Angles (they vow sexual exclusivity to Rael) and Golden Angels (they vow never to refuse sex). These sub-orders exclude strictly lesbian and/or asexual women. Rael, therefore, practices gender and sexual discrimination. His campaign is just a publicity stunt to lure new members. http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=292494132115

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »