The Tata Top and #FreeTheNipple

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The photo above comes from The Tata Top by way of Buzzfeed.

In Ontario women did get the right to be topless in public. But, you are not likely to see any topless women this summer. It is not popular. Our culture does not really accept women’s bodies without adding sexuality. Even a photo of a Mother breastfeeding has to be edited down to make sure her breast is not exposed. Why? Because it would shock children? No. Children would be the least judgmental about seeing breasts. They won’t see breasts as sexual until we tell them too. They won’t see breasts as shocking until we tell them they are. You get the idea.

I don’t think men or women need to be topless in public. Not because women should not have the same right as men (to remove their shirt in public) but because it is nice to have some standards for a dress code in public. People used to dress up, now they usually dress down. As if every day were Casual Friday. Why not keep up some standards? If we keep lowering the standards… well, how low can you get before we lose what makes us different from the animals we hunt and keep in cages?

I believe in women having the right to be topless, as long as we hold the same standard for men. I’d rather everyone just keep their shirt on however.

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What happens if you apply these same standards to men’s pants and shorts? Are men’s clothes prudish and proper just because they cover their ass? What about the younger men who wear pants hanging down their butt? I’ve yet to see them do it with short shorts.

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Retro Internet: The 1500 Point Purity Test

Long ago, in the days of the Internet surfing highway, there was a purity test with over 1000 questions. I found a copy of it. Posted for your viewing (or take the test) pleasure.

THE UNISEX PURITY TEST

If you thought the millenial purity test was bad, well you ain’t see
nuttin’ yet!

This is the 1500 point Purity Test!

We felt that the 1000 point version lost a lot of the “fun” of the
earlier versions, so we re-wrote it, adding a few new sections, and
a shitload of questions. This test is guaranteed to be nosier that
your parents, more invasive than the census, and containing something
to offend everybody.

Also included is an answer form so that you can remember where in the
test you were, or show to a friend.

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Real Women

Originally posted to Sex Kitten (2003 – 2004)

What is your body for? Some people might think it’s a mode of transportation for their brain. Some people might think it’s something to be used to lure men to their doom, like the legendary sirens. Some might talk about procreation, having babies, continuing the species, all that sort of stuff. Some others might think it’s just advertising in motion.

Whatever it’s for, do you know much about how it works? How do breasts make milk for babies? Why does your vagina leak even when you aren’t having an orgasm? Why do women have hair in odd places where only men should have hair? These and other questions can be answered if you care to find out. Most young women don’t know about milk ducts, or how the vagina cleans itself by leaking mucus. They don’t know what makes a woman’s breasts start having milk. Why are they so ignorant?

I think it’s because we are so focused on making women’s bodies into sex toys that we have forgotten there is a real purpose for women being different from men. It’s not just a way to turn them on. No, Virginia, there really is a vagina, not just a pussy.

Women have babies, that’s the whole point of that period thing women get monthly. Women feed babies, that’s why we have those pair of lumps stuck to the front of us. Women give birth to babies that’s why our hips tend to be wider than men’s. No, it’s not all there to sell cars, sorry, you have been sadly misinformed.

The saddest thing of all is that so many women are getting breast implants. A breast implant turns what starts out as a natural thing into nothing but a sex toy. Once implanted with those plastic bags of goop a breast can no longer function for breast feeding a baby. Is that such a small price to pay for having the biggest hooters. Is that all there is? Is that all you want to be?

Real women have breasts, not tits. Real women have a vagina, not a love tunnel. Real women are women, not sex toys or a great marketing campaign. They might not be size 2 with a D cup bra but I can tell you one thing, real women live for themselves, they don’t wait around for some man to approve.