Topless or not?

@cher913 (25890)
Canada
February 15, 2007 1:57pm CST
It is legal in Ontario (where I live) for women to go topless in public. Before all you red blooded young men start moving up here, I gotta tell you that it doesn't happen all that often (sometimes at the beach, but rarely). A woman in a city decided that if men could go topless and we are sposed to be the same under the law, why should women not be allowed to? She took it to the provincial level of government and WON! Crazy or not? Would you or let your woman go topless to prove a point? Not this chicken!
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36 responses
• Canada
15 Feb 07
i've gone topless while camping at the campground. didn't really bother a lot of people there. i made sure i had a site away from everone else as to not affend anyone. i live in ontario, but i heard that the law has been revoked. is it still legal or has it changed?
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
15 Feb 07
what part do you live in? i live in hamilton and we make a few trips down to port dover. but i haven't heard that it was revoked. sadly, not much our wonderful government does surprises me anymore
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• Canada
15 Feb 07
i live on cornwall so about 5-6 hours from where you are. did you also hear that this past summer the government said that it was leagal to have threesome's. now that's a weird law to pass.
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
15 Feb 07
ewwwwwwwwwww lol did you or are you getting much snow? we got tons! good ol lake affect snow......
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• Brazil
15 Feb 07
In brazil its legal for women to go topless on beaches, and I dont see why not. Euqal rights for men and women.
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• United States
15 Feb 07
I probably wouldn't randomly go topless, just because I don't need to. But I agree that if men have the right to prance around with their shirts off, then so should women. Otherwise, we'd be living in a lie because we all really wouldn't be equal.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
15 Feb 07
Where I live it would be too cold. I don't see why neither men nor women would need to be topless in public, except for at the beach. At the beach i think it's just fine.
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@smbilalshah (1316)
• Pakistan
15 Feb 07
US laws and law makers are sick and they r getting sicker and sicker by time, Lord do something plz
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@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
16 Feb 07
Ontario is NOT in the US, it is in Canada.
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@Jocelynk (130)
• Canada
16 Feb 07
Does it say in the bible that the human body is something to be ashamed of? God spend a lot of work on creating the human race - I highly doubt it was his intention that we cover it up. If he wanted that, he would have given us fur, like the other animals.
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• Pakistan
7 Mar 07
oh yeah sorry ontario is in Canada but the point remains the same, and to the person above, not being ashamed of your body doesnt mean that you post a picture of it on a billboard, im proud of my willie should i stick it out all the time? Why has everything got to be related to womens' rights and stuff like that, i mean ok a couple of centuries ago in the west women werent allowed to vote and go to universities etc, so these women right campaigns were started, and they got their rights as a result but since then stuff like the above mentioned law etc are just exploitations.......and the same goes for homosexuality, theres a fine line between ones rights and a crime
@Lunerian (493)
• Sweden
15 Feb 07
American laws, there is no end to the laughing!
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@Jocelynk (130)
• Canada
16 Feb 07
Laughing at the law, or laughing at the fact that you think Ontario is in the USA? The latter is more funny for me :D
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
16 Feb 07
"Laughing at the law, or laughing at the fact that you think Ontario is in the USA? The latter is more funny for me:D" ROFLMFAO Ok that was TOO damn funny!!
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@sunita64 (6473)
• India
16 Feb 07
Some tribal old ladies of our area are topless,and keep on working no one looks towards them it is so natural, but if the same is done by other ladies of urban area then a scandal occurs. So it depends on the culture of the place.
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
16 Feb 07
that is so true!! and a very good point to bring up...
@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
16 Feb 07
I live in Ontario as well, and as of yet I have only seen a handful of women actually do it, and most of the time it was during the actual debate to legalize it. Personally I think it is a matter of equal rights, and as far as I am concerned women have the right to make their own decision on this matter as do men. I would be offended if my wife or girlfriend told me I wasn't allowed to go topless, as I would expect her to be offended if I said the same thing to her.
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@Rajat27 (44)
• India
16 Feb 07
Where i live,there is no beach.But still if some women dicided to go toples then i would have no objection.
@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
16 Feb 07
It's not just the beaches, they can go topless in the city as well.
@destroyer (785)
• Pakistan
16 Feb 07
i would never ever allow my woman to go topless anywhere! i am all for equal rights of woman but this is just nonsense!
@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
16 Feb 07
Sorry but a comment like "I wold never allow my woman...." demonstrates how you are NOT all for equal rights.
• United States
16 Feb 07
Wow. I think its different for a man & woman. I think everyone should know that. I wouldnt ever go topless. I think its just not right. I think it looks odd for little girls before they are starting to develop to go topless. It looks weird. I know I used to up to a certain age but yeah. But grown woman going topless? Hum I'd think about that one really. I'd never be comfortable!
@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
16 Feb 07
Sure you'd never be comfortable, but don't you think that you should have the right to if you did feel comfortable doing so? It is a an equal rights thing, if men can go topless why can't women?
@pondadog (101)
• United States
16 Feb 07
Topless in public...Is that like driving the car..mowing the grass...shopping at the grocery store..at the library..the list is endless....or just at the beach....?
@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
16 Feb 07
Anywhere they please, just like men. Of course shopping at the grocery store and at the library isn't necessarily allowed, most stores and such have a no shirt no shoes no service sign which means no one male or female is allowed in without a shirt and shoes. But anything else is fair game.
• India
17 Feb 07
going topless is an individuals choice and as far as my opinion is concerned it should be prohibited.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
16 Feb 07
No matter what the law says, I would not go topless. I think it is a matter of pride in oneself and respect for ones body that should prevail. That respect should come with integrity. Women should wear clothes including tops.
• Turkey
16 Feb 07
lol u have idiot laws :P
• Canada
16 Feb 07
Fortunately i'm from markham ontario but apparently i don't know anyplace like that. Can you share something?
@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
16 Feb 07
haha, remind me not to visit Ontario the next time my husband and I take a vacation LOL. I'm not one for walking around topless, even at a beach only because I know I would scare everyone away but... each to their own!
@mahaneesh (297)
• India
16 Feb 07
Nice discussion.... I too agree with the fact and laws... but it should not be mandatory..
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
16 Feb 07
LOL omg I remember when that happened..some of my co-workers took the opportunity to go around outside the club topless (this was in Niagara Falls)....it was rare even right after she won her case and even more so now but ya it does happen....I guess I could care less either way really....I mean I have kids and its not like they've not seen boobs before so it doesnt phase us but there are kids out there that arent from such laid back homes and I could see it being a problem....If I wanted to go topless my husband wouldnt dare cross me on it...he would tell me he didnt care for it but he would never tell me I "cant" cause I can and do whatever the bloody hell I want LOL
• Canada
16 Feb 07
It depends greatly on the situation if I would accept it. I am from Ontario as well and I remember the situation - in fact I have a song about it by George Bowser and Ricky Blue. The law states that it cannot be done for commercial purposes. Unfortunately, I have yet to see this law being taken advantage of :(