We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
At Maggie’s Farm we’ve been debating how much nudity is safe for the protection of our readers’ sensitivities. The Raelians, who believe that alien scientists created humans and we should be prouder of our bodies, sponsor annual Go Topless Day “dedicated to the belief that in order for America to be a truly equal society, women should be able to bare their breasts without fear of being arrested.”
A video of their breast “outing” and beliefs is presented below the fold, in keeping with the Maggie’s Farm interest in philosophy.
1. I did find myself not looking at her breasts but listening to their spokeswoman's discussion of the economics of Scientology. Which makes her point about exposure reducing pruient interest.
2. As to your second point, they aren't trying to be arrested but to make a peaceful point, even including pasties to keep within the law by covering their points.
I think topless is allowed on the streets of NYC, owing to some gender equality decision.
A elderly co-worker explained long ago, though, at the time of the bra burnings, that there are women who can go topless, and women who can't, and the women who can't, aren't going to let the women who can, do it.
I suspect severe social pressure keeps the NYC streets safe.
It's the one part of Scientology I can agree with. If men and women are equal, there should be no dresscode applying to one group that doesn't apply to the other.
Of course that could just (as was tried in the UK) backfire and mean the law gets changed to ban men from taking off their shirts as well.