Topless Maine

In the far northeastern corner of the country
Where the women are both beautiful and wise
The exercise of civil rights
Has led to protest and to fights
From women who won’t stoop to compromise

In Farmington, the sunny skies of April
Are telling us that Spring is here again
And it’s time to go bare-chested
Cos it’s time the law was tested
That allows this both for women and for men

Freedom never used is hardly freedom
It’s common sense, the likes of Thomas Paine
So leave your shirts behind, cos you won’t need ‘em
When you’re visiting the lovely state of Maine

It’s the right of all, in Maine, to go half-naked
Not illegal here, and nor is it a sin
You can bet there’ll be more sequels
Till we’re seen as merely equals
And we realize that skin is merely skin

Freedom never used is hardly freedom
It’s common sense, the likes of Thomas Paine
So leave your shirts behind, cos you won’t need ‘em
When you’re visiting the lovely state of Maine


Story and photos from here.
Excellent coverage here, with a thoughtful and non-sensationalist video report.

In other non-news, the decidedly asocial Cuttlefish is dipping a tentacle into social networking. There is a deally over there to the right that links to my facebook page, and I am now a twit, or whatever you call the people who are on twitter. @cuttlefishpoet (is the @ part of the name? I don’t know), for those who care. Be advised, I am still more comfortable with a quill pen and inkpot than with 140 characters, so be gentle.

Comments

  1. says

    Beautiful!In the article, they talked to some counter-protesters who thought is was inappropriate for either men or women to go topless, and they described their objection as a moral one. That's what's wrong! The roots of this are seen in Genesis 3. After having eaten from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, Adam and Eve see that they are naked, become ashamed, then cover themselves. The clear implication here is that nudity=evil. Christian morality is ass backwards! There's nothing evil about the human body.

  2. says

    If I lived closer to Farmington I would have gone and participated. Just like with boobquake it's my body and I'm not responsible for how others react to it. It's their problem not mine.

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