GOP Is Targeting New Hampshire Women's Bodies With New Plan

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We finally know what's going to lead to society's collapse: exposed breasts. Thanks, New Hampshire.

Attention, New Hampshire women: Cover up or two GOP lawmakers are coming for your exposed breasts.

Republican State Reps. Peter Spanos and Brian Gallagher are working on a bill that will impose misdemeanor charges on woman who show their breasts and nipples in public with “reckless disregard” for those around them. 

At a public hearing on Monday, the two men theorized that women going topless at beaches would soon be seen bare-chested in libraries and even baseball games.

The bill is a direct response to a social media campaign “Free the Nipple,” a movement that states women are free to expose their bare breasts in public.

Interestingly, in New Hampshire it is legal for both men and women to appear topless in public places. Yet, this new bill is trying to punish women who actually, according to the law, are doing nothing illegal.

"If it's a woman's natural inclination to pull her nipple out in public and you support that," state Rep. Josh Moore wrote in a Facebook post, "than (sic) you should have no problem with a mans inclantion (sic) to stare at it and grab it. After all... It's ALL relative and natural, right?"   

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People opposing the bill point out its sexist intent.

"We are not lunatics, we are not radical, we're not looking to go to football games topless or libraries or school meetings," Kari Stephens, a Hampton resident told the Associated Press. "If there is a man in a public space who is obviously comfortable enough, then why should I not have that same right?"

It is indeed outrageous that Moore thinks it is OK for men to stare at women’s breasts or even grab them, if they are topless in public spaces. This is exactly the mentality of rapists, who say women wearing short or exposing clothes prompt them to attack.

What men like Moore  fail to understand is that when men are allowed to dress how they like, or wear nothing at all on the top, why should women not be given the same right, especially when it is already explicitly legal?

The bill is not only hypocritical, it’s also offensive. More than that, it’s the mindset of the two lawmakers that ought to be condemned.

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