With devotions and mortification's of the flesh replaced with the Joy of Forgiveness, I offer this telling and titillating tale of Feminists Folly. Be assured that I shall be chastised by a singularly devout, albeit sexy, young woman who deigns to be seen in public with your humble correspondant - " Exactly, how old are you? Ten?"
'Oh My, My! Oh, Hell Yes! Better Put on That Party Dress!'
PORTLAND – About two dozen women marched topless from Longfellow Square to Tommy's Park this afternoon in an effort to erase what they see as a double standard on male and female nudity.
A group of women and men who had shed their tops march down a Congress Street sidewalk from Longfellow Square to Tommy's Park. They were promoting the freedom of women to be topless in public. The group attracted many amateur and professional photographers.
The women, preceded and followed by several hundred boisterous and mostly male onlookers, many of them carrying cameras, stayed on the sidewalk because they hadn't obtained a demonstration permit to walk in the street. About a thousand people gathered as the march passed through Monument Square, a mix of demonstrators, supporters, onlookers and those just out enjoying a warm and sunny early-spring day.
. . .Ty McDowell, who organized the march, said she was "enraged" by the turnout of men attracted to the demonstration. The purpose, she said, was for society to have the same reaction to a woman walking around topless as it does to men without shirts on.
However, McDowell said she plans to organize similar demonstrations in the future and said she would be more "aggressive" in discouraging oglers.
Gals, me and the gents appreciate your struggle . . .out of the Knocker Harnesses.