A Berkeley law that makes public displays of the female breast illegal could be abolished this month if a city councilman gets his way.

On September 12, the city council will vote on the insane ordinance.

Photo: Free the Nipple campaign FB page

The nudity ordinance as it stands makes it a misdemeanor or infraction for a woman to expose “any portion of the breast at or below the areola” — similar to municipal codes across the country. Under the new proposal, anyone could go topless in the city without regard to gender.

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Kriss Worthington, the progressive councilman who has represented a student-heavy district near UC Berkeley for two decades, said the indecent exposure law is antiquated and sexist.

He said it objectifies women and creates confusion for transgender individuals as well. –SF Gate

Begging the question, why not just allow full-nudity to eliminate any confusion about who is and who isn’t a transgender?

 


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