Another Step To Equality

Closing Thought–24Sep19

Women have been fighting for true equality for a very long time…..they we close in the 70s with the ERA and have been trying to achieve their dream ever since.

Some states have got a little closer tom the goal……

Two women sued the city of Fort Collins, Colo., for the right to go topless. Now, six states in total will reap the benefits of their ban-busting efforts after a federal appeals court overturned the city’s prohibition on women sans shirts and the city opted not to appeal. KUTV reports that not only Colorado’s women are now able to bare their breasts, but also those in Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Kansas, and Oklahoma, after the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the ban in Fort Collins. Because Fort Collins has no plans to challenge the appellate court ruling, which would bring the case to the Supreme Court, the nixing of the ban applies to all six states the appeals court has jurisdiction over. NBC News notes the court ruling was handed down in February, while Fort Collins just decided this month to back off the case.

The suit was originally brought by plaintiffs Brit Hoagland and Samantha Six, who say their complaint was in the name of gender equality. The women had even started a #FreeTheNipple social media campaign to bolster their stance. Not everyone—not even all women—is 100% behind the court’s decision. “I do think we deserve equal rights in everything,” one female Boulder resident says. “But I think if women do choose to do that, they might be asking for a little bit of trouble.” Hoagland and Six disagree. “Everybody should be able to be comfortable on a hot day, and if that means taking their shirt [off], so be it,” Hoagland tells KGUN 9. “No matter how you look [at it], you should have the same freedom [as] the person next to you.”

As a man I will refrain from giving my thoughts….but I would love to hear from others on this new turn…..

I say just get to work and finally ratify the ERA…..period!

“Lego Ergo Scribo”

6 thoughts on “Another Step To Equality

  1. Is this about being topless on the beach? That is common in Europe.
    But if it’s about being topless around town, why would they want to do that?
    It will attract attention from undesirables, that’s for sure. Even if that is ‘wrong’, why put themselves in that position?
    Maybe I am just too old fashioned?
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. I think they want to be able to be topless everywhere that men appear topless. I rarely see a man topless around town. St the pool, sunbathing and that is about it. I think it is about having the right to do it more than doing it. I used to talk my shirt off as a teenager sometimes, but sunburn is bad and big bites kept my shirt on most off the time. We did play shirts vs skins sometimes in playing basketball but topkesx is just not comfortable to me. Topless is just not fgat comfortable or attractive, but I see no reason for it to be illegal.

      1. No, nor me. But it will attract unwanted attention, like it or not. That the way of the world, and that cannot be legislated against, sadly.
        Best wishes, Pete.

  2. As a woman, I am not particularly enthused about the movement either. I lack an opinion strong enough to say that I’m for or against it, but I also don’t find myself wanting to go topless. Not really a useful comment, haha. Personally, I think there are more crucial things to protest for.

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