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The science of going topless

From Examiner.com --
One warm, sunny day this summer, Meghan Pleticha conducted a one-woman experiment in a New York public park. Under New York law, women are allowed to go topless, so long as they do not do so in a way that is lewd or intended to cause annoyance. Something similar can be said for Ohio, Hawaii, Maine, Texas, and the California coast. Ms. Pleticha's relatively unscientific experiment involved taking off her top in a public setting to see how people – especially law enforcement officers – reacted. She then wrote up her results and posted them in a very entertaining blog entry called I Did it for Science: Topless in the Park.

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Sep. 5th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
thanks for that. unfortunatly it's just austin...i was about to feel like i can finally take off myshirt..but not really. it's sad imo how much male privelage and conditioning can control people's thoughts. but part of it is that it's her first time. i walk around braless except at work..recently adding tanks underneath for a compromise with daddy and well most people don't give a fuck.lol and most people just talk to me like everyone does it.
Sep. 5th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
That was actually really cool. I wish I had the balls to do something like that, perhaps if I had her body I would tho lol.
Sep. 7th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Cool
*grin* I was especially amused by her writing style. B)
Sep. 5th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
I find it ironic that at this time, the vast majority of poll respondents are men. Go figure, right?

The only time I'd go topless in public is if I was at a nude beach or something like that where the expectation/norm is to be nude. I had no problems being naked in the onsen in Japan, for example. However, being around other women not wearing shirts won't spontaneously make me not want to wear a shirt. I am happily a nudist at home, but I hate having unwanted attention drawn to me in public, which being naked would invariably do. In addition, I hate being uncomfortable in terms of temperature/sensation, so I'd wear clothes anyway just to be appropriately warm and keep the breeze off me. (Even when sleeping at night, I HAVE to keep at least a sheet over me from my boobs to my thighs, or it's uncomfortably chilly.) That, and I'm just a private person in terms of my body anyway... I don't like wearing anything less covering than a tank top and boy shorts. Girl shorts are far, far too short for me.
Sep. 7th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm mostly the same way. Just because I'm a guy I don't generally go topless in public, mostly because if it's warm I want to be wearing a white cotton shirt to keep from sweating. I don't mind being nude at a clothing-optional camp site or while swimming, but I probably will never just hang out half-naked at the park. B)
Sep. 5th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
I've always worried that if I was nude sunbathing I would be ticketed for lewd behavior while applying sunscreen.
Sep. 7th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
I guess it's the manner in which you apply it. LOL
Sep. 5th, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
That was a pretty cool article. And so are several others from the "I Did It For Science" website.
Sep. 7th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
I Did It for Science!
Yeah. That site is a lot of fun. B)
Sep. 6th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
I sort of get it, laying out in the sun is one thing, going to get a hot dog is another....it shouldn't matter, but it does.
Sep. 8th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
I've added another thing on my list of stuff to do before I die: Sunbathe topless in Central Park.
Sep. 11th, 2009 08:57 am (UTC)
The universe thanks you. B)
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