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August 22 Best Day of Year: National Go Topless Day

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

August 22 is gearing up to be the best day of the year -- it's "National Go Topless Day," as proclaimed by some crazy UFO group.

 

The Raelian Movement, which proudly pronounces that it "recognizes that life on Earth was created by advanced extraterrestrial scientists" also believes that if men are allowed to walk around in public shirtless, than women should too. The connection between the UFO beliefs and toplessness?:

"These scientists, both male and female, used their mastery of genetic engineering to create humans in their own image (breasts included!)."

They claim the 14th Amendment gives women the same right to go topless as men. The 14th Amendment has been in the news lately, as it also gives children of illegal aliens citizenship, if the kids are born in the U.S. Thankfully, the Raelian folks haven't joined that discussion.

The group says the topless initiative helps both men and women:

How are we helping women? GoTopless is committed to helping women perceive their breasts as noble, natural parts of their anatomy (whether they are nursing or not). Breasts shouldn’t have to be “modestly” or shamefully hidden from public view any more than arms, legs or feet.

How are we helping men? GoTopless is also committed to helping men differentiate between nudity and sexuality. If the presence of a topless woman in public triggers a sexual impulse, it can easily be controlled in the same way men control themselves when they see a woman wearing a mini skirt or revealing ample cleavage. Men manage to appreciate these things while still showing respect! Choosing consciousness above hormones leads to a peaceful, respectful society providing additional freedom and beauty.

Events will be held in the following cities:

New York
Los Angeles
Chicago
Miami Beach
Austin
Seattle
Oahu
Denver
San Francisco

So if you live in one of those cities, get ready for a very interesting day.