Has the "Naked Lady" Gone too Far?

FOR DOWNLOAD MORE GALLERY Marie Miller wonders if Jen Moss is pushing the envelope on nudity in Oregon for some sinister purpose.
If Moss is successful in her quest to sue Ashland, then it will be forced to reevaluate the lenient ordinance, most likely resulting in more stringent policy, or doing away with it all together. It makes me wonder if that was her intent all along. Why else would she move to the small town, causing an immediate commotion?
Moss moved to Oregon precisely for the fact that there is no law preventing her from being topfree. There is no logical reason to assume that she is seeking more restrictive ordinances, it would be contrary to her own personal interests. This is about equal rights, that males have the right to walk around shirtless in public without fear of arrest, yet women who expose their nipples can be labeled as sex offenders.

Miller also labels Moss' action "exhibitionism", which by definition infers that she is deriving some sort of sexual pleasure by going topfree. Nobody would ever accuse a man of exhibitionism by removing his shirt in public.

In a related issue, this past weekend Columbus, Ohio, hosted the annual Comfest celebration, where many women exercised their right of topfreedom. The Ohio State newspaper covered the event here. The wonderful thing about this article is that the topfreedom issue is mentioned near the very end of the report, thus making it less newsworthy than even the weather. Comfest is living, breathing proof that topfreedom is not a sign of the apocalypse.
Veteran ComFesters and Hilliard residents Robin and Andrew perched themselves on a concrete slab and watched the crowds pass. Robin, an OSU alumna, said she finds the openness of ComFest appealing and sees it as an opportunity to people-watch."It's all so normal that nothing really stands out," she said.
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