metta8 saidWomen's Right To Go Topless
I told this story recently in another thread about transexuals. I knew a guy who was going through the process of getting a sex change, and his first step was hormone therapy. His woman's breasts had finally developed, and he was so proud of them.
So we're sitting together at this gay bar, he dressed as a woman, when he suddenly says to me: "Let me show them to you!" And he unbuttons his blouse and pulls it open, exposing these good-sized tits that would please many woman to have. I was a little shocked, knowing that club was subjected to visits from undercover cops, and nudity was not permitted at any public places in that town.
"Oh, it's OK," he said with a laugh. "I'm still legally a man, so I can't be arrested." (And which is why I've been using male pronouns for him here. Later he did legally become a woman) Well, even so, it was a little disconcerting to be sitting next to someone who LOOKED and DRESSED as a woman, with bare breasts hanging out that looked for all the world like a woman's.
He covered up again after a few minutes, I think realizing how silly he looked doing that. But a while later he went around the bar flashing some of the other guys, until the club's owner, tending bar that day, asked him to stop.
A strange incident, which makes me wonder -- if he wasn't doing anything illegal, then why couldn't a biological woman do the same thing? If he sat next to a woman and they both opened their blouses and their physical appearance looked the same, could one person be illegal and not the other?
Or would having breasts that looked like a woman's be enough to get him in trouble? What about overweight guys who have breasts as big as a woman's? Is it the KNOWING who's the male and who's the female the issue, and not the actual appearance? But if that's the case, we're back to the same question -- is it really the sight of female flesh that must be kept covered, or the THOUGHT that it's female flesh?