Topless bathing is about equality
Are officials scared that if cities designate public space to women's right to top-free sunbathe that they will lose business? I guarantee that top-free sunbathing will not take the place of erotic entertainment and will not infringe on the money-making power of that industry.
The writer has proposed a topless bathing area in Pittsfield's Onota Park.
Although the person petitioning for a beach area for top-free women has fine intentions, the idea is a poor one. It constitutes apartheid for women. There should be no laws requiring women to wear tops. Heterosexual men do not own women's breasts.
It's appalling that area officials are using their conservative discriminatory prejudices to trump women's equal rights.
The author is the co-ordinator of the Topfree Equal Rights Association.
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