Yes, ladies, you can't win for losing. All this time you've been fighting men off to keep your boobs covered? Well, it seems they don't like it when you let them see sunshine, either.
SACRAMENTO â€” Police arrested two members of an organization called Breasts Not Bombs after they removed their tops during a protest on the steps of the state Capitol on Monday afternoon.
The women, who were protesting Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's ballot measures for today's special election, took off their shirts despite warnings from the California Highway Patrol last week that doing so would lead to their arrests â€” and possibly their inclusion on the state's list of sex offenders. A federal judge Friday refused to grant a request from Breasts Not Bombs to block the police from arresting topless protesters.
Okay okay, I hear you. Public exposure laws exist to help maintain the surface of civility. We all know that men are unable to control themselves and so women must cover up. And never mind whether breast-baring is even an effective way to communicate one's political grievances. So sure, I would expect to see the police moving in to, um, get things in hand.
But wait, there's more:
Officials at the Sacramento County district attorney's office said they have not decided whether to prosecute the protesters, and if they do, whether to seek to have them listed as sex offenders.
Yes, that's right. Apparently doing in political protest what men pay women big bucks to do in topless clubs is right up there with child molestation and rape.
So let's review:
Politics + Breasts = Society outcast for life
Let's not even mention how the real obscenity is what the women were actually protesting: the war on Iraq ... and violent industry in general.
Apparently the Governator's troops don't just like "girly men," they don't like "girly women," either.
[via Sterling Newberry]