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Should Women be Allowed to Go "Top-Free"?
Several interesting cases involving Pagan values are turning up in the
news. Consider how the following could be viewed from The Pagan Passage.
In one case, a recent New York state court overturned the convictions of
"The Top-Free Ten", a group of women who removed their shirts and tops in a
public park several years ago. They argue that a patriarchal attitude and the
Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition of covering women's breasts turns them into
objects of male sexual gratification. A female judge agreed and over-turned
the lower court decision. The D.A. is appealing the case, saying that the
sight of women exposing their breasts will cause car accidents and increase
Across America, women report constant stares and frowns when they
breastfeed in public, a function for which female breasts are designed. From
south Florida we hear about thong-clad women selling hot dogs at roadside
stands. Vendors report their business increases by 40% whenever they wear the
scanty bathing suits. If more sales means increased tax revenue, is it wise
for a state to regulate their choice of a "uniform"? In South Hampton, New
York, a city law bans males from jogging without their shirts. Since neither
sex can display their breasts there, does this mean total equality between the
From a Pagan perspective, the Top-Free movement represents a return to
the original tradition where women had a choice. According to archaeologist
Marija Gimbutas, more than half of the figurines of Old Europe (6500-3500
B.C.E.), appear to be nude above the hips. The disappearance of these
figurines, coupled with the emergence of patriarchal religions, offers
evidence of the collision long ago between the Pagan and Kurgan cultures.
Since then, women have been compelled to cover their breasts.
Is America ready to accept women going "top-free"? What do you think?
The Gaia Hypothesis BBS, Mount Plymouth FL, 904-383-0907