Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Craziness Up in Maine - not M - this Time!

When I saw the headline, "Women March in Portland without Incident" - I thought for sure this had to be Portland Oregon, not locally in Maine. Boy, was I wrong...Turns out, it was Portland, Maine. A group of women publicized the event and then marched through the streets - topless - which is legal in Maine. This stunt was their efforts to get attention - under the guise of trying to establish that women should be able to walk down the street topless and not get strange looks...
Boy, were they wrong. Not only did they publicize this event locally, they also advertised it on Facebook over the internet - globally. So, why was it any surprise that onlookers gawked and even took pictures?
The event organizer was outraged, even going so far as to be upset about the attention!

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.

Talk about being one egg short of a dozen. A group of women decide to publicize a topless march down main streets of town and get upset when people watch?
Because nudity isn't illegal in Maine, unless genitals are exposed, they broke no laws.

But, come on. How does this look to the rest of the world? New England finally gets a warm, sunny spring day and a group of women parade around topless and are surprised that men would look?

1 comment:

Jonathan Mellen said...

One word: YIKES!