Monday, April 05, 2010

Women in Portland, Maine, March Topless in Protest

Edward D. Murphy, a staff writer for the Portland (Maine) Press Herald, reports on a women's only 'T' Party in Portland on Monday:
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. [...]

Police said there were no incidents and no arrests – nudity is illegal in Maine only if genitals are displayed.
Apparently, it could have been a 'T and A' Party.
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.
(Emphasis mine.)
However, McDowell said she plans to organize similar demonstrations in the future and said she would be more "aggressive" in discouraging oglers.
What the reporter failed to mention is that THIS is the real reason Ms. McDowell and the other women were enraged:

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