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January 23, 2005

ARE WE FOR EQUAL RIGHTS?

HELL yes.

(Thanks to Ted Habte-Gabr, who thinks about equality all the time)

Update: Apparently the first link was to a registration site, so we've changed it to one that isn't. We hope.

But don't ask us about the clock.

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register site

See update, about the registration.

Ahh...but do we realize the full impact of this change. I mean do we really want to have all women be a ble to go topless. I think not!

Ugghh. Lawyer breasts just sound scary.

Yeah, it was a registration site, and by the time I went thru two mistakes and the crappy loading time of this stoopid dialup and finally got back to dropping out and reentering and then to the story ...

I'd already read it this morning ... !!! I coulda got it out of the waste basket faster !!!

And there weren't any (registered) posts when I started all this hassle ...

and ...

Lily's my lawyer! ... and ...

mebbe they could/should put a size limit on the whole breast thing ... regardless of secondary sex characteristics ... ??? ... anything larger than a ... ?C? cup ... gotta wear a bra/top ... guys or gals or whatever ...

and ... now the Times has got all my info too -- that makes three Times, two Heralds, one Post ... and a Partridge in a Mercury-News ...

I think we're going in the wrong direction here. I'd rather we require everyone to wear shirts.

I think the problem with Ms. Johnsson's logic is that no one ever fantasizes about obese men with large breasts. At least none not currently incarcerated. And if you're an exception to THAT rule, I don't wanna know about it.

'lota - Lily's my lawyer - let's ask her if she wants to go topless ... (to prove a legal point) ...

(Notice how I sneakily included you in this deal?)

[Also: my daughter just sent me a joke, which is sort of a Jamaican Roo Roo type of thing ... dare I post it?]

Ugghh. Lawyer breasts just sound scary.

Hey, SteveB, be careful - or you may be banished to some far away place by lawyers and former laywers such as myself!

U.O. - Lily told me she does NOT want to go topless to prove a point - or would that be 2 points???
*hee, hee*

Kilmeny:
Do you think anyone ever fantasizes about obese women with large breasts? At least anyone not currently incarcerated? Not that I want to know.

El -

Well, I was gonna say "two points" but with 'lota lurking with her nickels ...

so I'm glad you said it instead ... I giggled just as much when I read your post as I would've if I'da done it moi ownself ... tnx4 that ... (ditto hee hee)

I can't believe I'm the FIRST to do this, but...
drum roll

What about the clock, Dave? :)P

'lota lurking with her what? Or, NICKELS.

*giggle*

correction: Oh, NICKELS.

Sorry

Wowser!

A simulpost ... ooooooooohhhh ... El ...

no, u.o. - that was sly, not me!

Get a grip!

no El, check 10:53 ...

... er ...

a grip on ... what ...?

u.o. - hmmph! simulposting with sly AND simulposting with me - that's it!!!

I'm out of here!
*grins*

The remarkable thing about this blog item is that Dave came close to being FIRST. Just a few minutes faster, Dave! Perhaps you could over-clock your PC; Windows orks much better that way.

*crouches under desk as lightning bolt obliterates chair...*

Mork from Ork. Why doesn't Internet Explorer have a spell checker built in?

El! Where was the simulpost with sly' ???

I din't even see her there!

You don't think I'd look at another person when you're around, do you?

Besides, it was 'lota that I had the simulpost with ... and that was a couple of days ago and ...

oops!

A stupid question, obviously I'm not a regular here. On these obnoxious registration sites, couldn't someone who is a regular (or Dave or judi)post a username & password the rest of us paranoid individuals could use?

cnewman -

usually they do, either rig it so it's not a registration site, or figure something else out ... or later posters will provide a different shortcut ...

don't ask me ... I dunno how ...

cnewman--go to bugmenot.com

I remember when breasts had to ride on the back of the bus.

Of course, only the grannies could sit in the front seat and still obey that rule.

I'm all for breast equality, but let's decide whose breasts everyone's should be made equal to, okay?

I'm voting for Raquel Welch, from the original (and fantabulous) Bedazzled.

C-bol --

EXcellent choice ...

I'm really glad you brought that up ...

Oh come on you guys..who has never amongst you fantasized about obese men with large breasts???....none of you??really???am I the only one???....oops!

Oh come on you guys..who has never amongst you fantasized about obese men with large breasts???....none of you??really???am I the only one???....oops!

Actually El, since you brought it up, I recall another news story describing similar circumstances.

Seems there was this group of feminine-type persons (back in some of the original days of bra burning, and such stuff) who were protesting, and decided to do just that ... burn their bras ...

Of course, more than a few of them went topless in the process -- no halfway measures for them --
Included in the group was a gaggle of penguins (Nuns, to you non-Catholics) who likened themselves to the Berrigan brothers, in their zeal for civil disobedience in the face of perceived (or actual) wrongs of society.

As some of the nuns went to the forefront (!) of the parade, the police arrived.

An older policeman, one of Chicago's finest, and as Irish as they have ever been, walked up to the nuns and told them that they couldn't parade in the streets of Chicago dressed -- or undressed, in fact -- without a permit ... Mayor Daley (Pere, not Fils) wouldn't allow it ...

"But we are crusading for justice," one exclaimed, "and our cause is just! Officer, I have a divine right ..."

"Well sister," the cop responded, "your left isn't too bad either, but you can't parade like this."

As a resident of the Golden State, and also as just a good, honest, fair, lifelong women's rights activist, please let it be known far and wide that I will do absolutely anything in my power to support the right for women to sunbathe topless. Why should men be able to do it and not women? It's a shameful crime against humanity, that's what it is, and it's ABOUT DAMN TIME somebody did something about it.

*blank*
this isn't real...rite?

I don't get the whole clock thing... why is Dave (and others) always complaining about it? Is it one of those things where you have to check the weblog every minute or two to understand?

No, not actually ...

Part of the "problem" before "repairs" were effected, was that it was possible to post an entry according to a real time clock (that was accurately set -- for minutes -- even though it was in another time zone, perhaps) and have the blog clock register a time of posting that was off -- even as much as being able to post [according to the blog clock] before the title/thread had actually been posted! [You can go check some of the old threads, if you have that much interest/time ... it happened almost every time ...]

Other examples would include some people posting (in their time zone) and posts would end up being recorded at incorrect times. Some second or third posts by the same person might be logged in at times that reversed their order ... or someone's reply to another post would be logged in before that entry/time ...

It is/was irritating, at least, and confusing sometimes ...

No, I doubt that people were actually sitting there timing the blog clock and looking for errors, but the jumbling of posting orders caused some mental havoc ...

I'm glad someone is keeping abreast of the developments.

Poop Dogg:
No one outside of the Jerry Springer show fantasizes about obese women. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Oh wait, yes, there's everything wrong with that.


Who cares about the clock. Most of us are just happy that it's not flashing 12:00. That would suck.

bangi- no, it's not a joke.

Anyway, I'm reminded of the old Seinfeld joke about "there's GOOD naked, and there's BAD naked"...

Co-winky-dink? I just applied for a Breast Equity loan!


The Mammary Manifesto

By General Carson Cockman

Due to massive Federal interference and the conspiracy of the G8 nations, We, The Mammary Militia have decided to strike a blow for Freedom, Truth and the American Boob.

There is a vast medical conspiracy in this nation, which is advancing the degradation of natural breasts on our womenfolk.

Doctors are behind most of it but the government is aiding and assisting them.

Doctors spend all their time in school studying the anatomy of worms and frogs and as you may have noticed, those species have no breasts. They (the doctors) become breastically deprived to a point where if they see a real nipple, they (the docs) enter a state of heightened awareness similar to that of Dan Rather focusing on A Republican senator’s sex life.

When they (the doctors) get out of school, the only thing they can think about is getting a set of breasts, which are attached to a female type person. However, being doctors they must fit in with the social mores of the community to be successful. They (the doctors) go out and find women who are of high moral character and who believe the use of a high fiber diet is the preferred method to attain world peace. They (the women) have them (the breasts) the size of field peas.

It was only recently, when viewed in geological terms, that breast implants became an accepted mode of making mountains out of molehills. Doctors got together and formulated a whole new field of medicine just so they (you know who) could get their hands (so to speak) on some pre-frontal protuberances.

They began expressing (yuk) interest in gazongas the size of truck tires. By carefully advertising the sex appeal of these new implants, they produced, not only a financial windfall, but also a new "growth potential" (snicker) to support (you get it) sagging (oh forget it) areas of the medical infrastructure.

Soon, the wives of doctors were sporting headlights similar in shape and size to those on a 1935 Ford Pick-up truck. The general female population clamored after their own boobs the size of Miracle-Gro watermelons.

As guys, we appreciate the new national landscape as it rises and falls...rises and falls.... rises and f...oooops...got distracted there.

But now, our women are seeking...no! Demanding! That we pay for woo woos the size of choo choos. It is causing a monetary deficit that could cause the financial structures of this nation to sag like a set of 54-D's on a 90 year-old former weight lifter.

The government, in the form of the FDA, says there is nothing wrong with honkers the size of 1928 Cadillac horns. Of course, the FDA thinks there is nothing wrong with massive dosages of vitamin H, which will cause the partaker to grow two heads.

So, we of the Mammary Militia have determined in this manifesto to take back our right to all natural boobies. We say "36 - C...or Bust!" We say this even after we sober up. We will shout it from the contraction sites. We shout it from our office cubicles. We shout it from the local drunk tanks into which they (whoever) will throw us.

All together now: Shout it with meaning!

36 -c or Bust!

36-c or bust!

36-C OR BUST!

Be sure to come to our first annual GROPE-A-THON to raise money for the cause!


The Mammary Manifesto

By General Carson Cockman

Due to massive Federal interference and the conspiracy of the G8 nations, We, The Mammary Militia have decided to strike a blow for Freedom, Truth and the American Boob.

There is a vast medical conspiracy in this nation, which is advancing the degradation of natural breasts on our womenfolk.

Doctors are behind most of it but the government is aiding and assisting them.

Doctors spend all their time in school studying the anatomy of worms and frogs and as you may have noticed, those species have no breasts. They (the doctors) become breastically deprived to a point where if they see a real nipple, they (the docs) enter a state of heightened awareness similar to that of Dan Rather focusing on A Republican senator’s sex life.

When they (the doctors) get out of school, the only thing they can think about is getting a set of breasts, which are attached to a female type person. However, being doctors they must fit in with the social mores of the community to be successful. They (the doctors) go out and find women who are of high moral character and who believe the use of a high fiber diet is the preferred method to attain world peace. They (the women) have them (the breasts) the size of field peas.

It was only recently, when viewed in geological terms, that breast implants became an accepted mode of making mountains out of molehills. Doctors got together and formulated a whole new field of medicine just so they (you know who) could get their hands (so to speak) on some pre-frontal protuberances.

They began expressing (yuk) interest in gazongas the size of truck tires. By carefully advertising the sex appeal of these new implants, they produced, not only a financial windfall, but also a new "growth potential" (snicker) to support (you get it) sagging (oh forget it) areas of the medical infrastructure.

Soon, the wives of doctors were sporting headlights similar in shape and size to those on a 1935 Ford Pick-up truck. The general female population clamored after their own boobs the size of Miracle-Gro watermelons.

As guys, we appreciate the new national landscape as it rises and falls...rises and falls.... rises and f...oooops...got distracted there.

But now, our women are seeking...no! Demanding! That we pay for woo woos the size of choo choos. It is causing a monetary deficit that could cause the financial structures of this nation to sag like a set of 54-D's on a 90 year-old former weight lifter.

The government, in the form of the FDA, says there is nothing wrong with honkers the size of 1928 Cadillac horns. Of course, the FDA thinks there is nothing wrong with massive dosages of vitamin H, which will cause the partaker to grow two heads.

So, we of the Mammary Militia have determined in this manifesto to take back our right to all natural boobies. We say "36 - C...or Bust!" We say this even after we sober up. We will shout it from the contraction sites. We shout it from our office cubicles. We shout it from the local drunk tanks into which they (whoever) will throw us.

All together now: Shout it with meaning!

36 -c or Bust!

36-c or bust!

36-C OR BUST!

Be sure to come to our first annual GROPE-A-THON to raise money for the cause!

the correct word is "construction" and I screwed up TWICE. Sorry

As a woman, I can hardly believe a fellow sister, a LAWYER even, would even consider fighting for such a stupid cause. Unless she has not noticed, men and women are not equal in this area. There are certain unmistakable biological differences that we just can't ignore. Some people will do anything in the name of feminism. Like calling psychic hot lines.

yeah - or calling hotchic lines.

Born free, as free as the wind blows
As free as the grass grows
Born free to follow your heart

Live free, and boobys surrond you
The world still astounds you
Each time you look at ramparts

Stay free pads liberate you
You're free as a roaring tide
So there's no need to hide

Born free, and life is worth living
But only worth living
If can nag everyone else into conformity to your self-absorbed ideology!

Here in France being topless on the beach is legal...

but these last few years it has become really "out" (partly because of skin cancer awareness) so nice young trendy girls wear a swimsuit with a top and only older women remain topless...

Lindsay Lohan;s father said that hers were "double D's"!!!

EEEWWWWWW! Gross! (The father, not the "double D's)

Lindsay Lohan;s father said that hers were "double D's"!!!

EEEWWWWWW! Gross! (The father, not the "double D's)

From a girl's perspective- NOTHING hurts quite like a sunburn on your cha-cha's.

Don't turn the fun zone into an overdone zone.

Double post to go with "Double D's"?

That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

OH MY GOD... you mean sometimes blog comments appeared in the wrong order?!?! Forget the tsunami, let's get Presidents Bush and Clinton on THIS Issue Of National Importance!

What this thing needs is to be threaded. Otherwise it's impossible to make any sense of it anyway because people make reference to a post somewhere completely different on the page and you have to read the whole thing just to figure out what's being talked about.

how can this NOT be a joke?
and ppl r taking her seriously?

I'm with cubie on this one.

Those feminists. Okay, looking at Playboy makes men raving sexaholics but hey...real women parading around half nude won't?? You can't have it both ways girls.

how can this NOT be a joke?
and ppl r taking her seriously?

This is America, dammit! We're supposed to be watching o'er those ramparts! *salutes*

It's just wrong, I tell you. If she takes her shirt off, we'll all take our shirts off. It'll be chaos!

However, on a more serious note, as a female attorney (albeit currently specializing in baby butt wiping while keeping my skills up to date by negotiating m&ms for potty sessions w/ a 3 yo)I'm w/ you Eleanor. Let's ban all the men who joked about lawyers' boobs to the ejaculating palm tree island.

And, on a truly serious note, the PD in the article had a good point--Megan's law definitely should not apply to convictions for boob-baring. As silly as it may sound, it is an equal protection issue and I say--go girl go. I hope she wins and then some.

"To be perfectly honest, I just can't BARE IT,-AT- ALL!"
*I don't want to look just like those poor 'Bush' women who have gone around all of their lives without a proper fitted under garment*
(please pardon the referral to the word,you know what I mean!)

Ok ... so let me see if I have this right:

-U.O. & El simulposted.

-Sly simulposted with herself (what talent!)

-There is a mammary militia trying to say the only good size is 36-c.

-And breast equality will make men raving sexaholics????

Ummm.. False?

Firstly, not every woman is born a 36-c. some happen to be bigger. Granted, I wouldn't want to see said women topless, but we can't discriminate against those who happen to be mamarifically blessed!

Secondly, in my experience with topless beaches (mainly in Mexico) its so common that it loses the appeal it has when its taboo (i.e. in the States)
The only reason its an issue is that lawmakers have decided to make it so... if it DID become commonplace after the initial newness wore off it would become so every-day that the "turning men into 'raving sexaholics'" (as if they already arent!!!!) arguments wouldn't be valid.w


All that said, I'm inclined to say we solve the whole inequality issue the reverse way... make it law that men must wear shirts too. Some of those who go topless SO should be put in jail for crimes against humanity... and it will only get worse if we get the same 'freedom' for women!!!

See-it's because of neanderthals like agent66 that women need to keep their breasts covered. I lived in Australia for a year where the beaches are topless. The guys don't gape or grope. I'm sure there are some gapers but they are discrete and there are DEFINITELY no gropers. American men could not deal with bare breasts at the beaches. They need to grow up before before this type of equality can be fully realized....hmmm....in fact, many of them cannot deal with other kinds of women's equality either. Maybe it's hopeless?

Just - I don't think bare breasts will make men raving sexaholics. My point was simply that I don't understand feminist's arguments. They say that Playboy is bad yet they are fighting to the death for basically the same thing (thong bikini bottom and bare breasts) on the beach. I don't understand it that's all.

And I know it's just my opinion but ... I like my boobies to be looked at sexually. I don't really want them "to lose their appeal".

That 36-C argument just falls a little flat ... (sorry, couldn't resist) ...

I mean, take your petite 88# Size 1 gal, with 36-C she's going to bare ... er, bear ... more than a passing resemblance to Dolly Parton ...

Now your 6'3" steroid-laden weight lifter ... if she's got a 36-C, she'd have dents in her chest!

As W.C. Fields said more than once ... "Moderation in all things, m'boy ... Ah, Yesss."

[El - hi ... say, did you know that's a fairly common answer in crossword puzzles? ...
So, I gotta ask ... Who's Lindsay Lohan? Sorry, I don't get out much ... is it someone I should know? Would I want to? And no, the "Double D" thing does not necessarily mean that this cowboy would consider that the be-all and end-all of things left to do in the world ...]

I think "Gay Rape" makes a pretty good point there, actually. Rape victim workplace violence and marital rape teen galleries lead to family violence and rape comics. We should free rape!

At least, if I understood the argument. A few of the subtle nuances might be lost when you've got it in text form.

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