Re: Naked man arrested for causing 'an alarm'
We are not that far off, I agree that money can change many minds, but it is not a cure all and its target is usually those in power, mayor or city council, it can miss with the "common" people.
Originally Posted by usuallylurk
Negativity is part of the equation, not the whole. As you stated, it is on an individual basis. The problems arise because people believe that they should be offended when nudity is in a public area. A backyard, not a problem, frontyard, some of the people who do not have a problem with the backyard will call the police.
Privately, many people DON'T object. Many neighbors don't mind their neighbors' backyard nudity -- but, that's "on an individual basis" situation.
The "negative" is realism. Negative reactions in people who object to nudity can cause negative reactions toward nudists. As far as toplessness being an equal rights issue - I agree fully.
I do not know, but I think the guy in Beaverton really thought that nudity was okay because of the events that allowed public nudity. Not smart but I can forgive him if that is the case, no harm was done.
Well - a few things here. The Beaverton situation was apparently NOT well thought out, but I can't get into the head of the guy who was stopped. The Brattleboro situation was - people apparently traveled to that town for the express purpose of being nude on the town's streets.
It was those people traveling to Bratteboro for the specific purpose of being nude downtown that almost screwed it up for the people in the town. If it were just the people who lived there, no ban would have been attempted.
An opinion shared by many does not make it true.