Days out from Fort Collins meeting, 60 percent of online voters say women shouldn't go topless

Posted at 1:18 AM, Oct 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-19 08:44:07-04

Men can walk around with their shirts off, now some women want the same privilege.

The Ft. Collins city council will decide this Tuesday whether women can walk around with their shirts off legally.

The so-called “Free the Nipple" campaign started this past summer with street protests. And from protesting in the streets, it then became a city-wide, online survey.          

In that recent survey, 60 percent of the survey respondents said the city should keep the ordinance the same.
“I mean, men can go topless - so why can't women?” asked Ft. Collins resident Claire Spellman. “That's kind of my thought on it."

“I think it's ridiculous,” said Ft. Collins resident and longtime Old Towne Square vendor Carolyn Curto. “Nobody over 25-years-old wants to show their boobs. Forget about it."

"I'm not against it at all. It's just something I personally wouldn't do,” said Morgan Spellman. “But, I'm for it -- for sure."

Self-described feminist, Andrea Bazoin, said she has a hard time supporting the idea.

“I don't see that as equality,” she said. “I don't see that there's the same impact."

"It is your body. So, therefore, you can choose what you do with it,” said Hailey Spencer. “But, I think at the same time - you need to be able to respect how other people react. I work at a daycare. If someone were to randomly walk in topless - how would I explain that to everyone else's children? Gender equality isn't exactly a woman being able to be naked whenever she chooses. It's a woman being able to make the same amount of money per hour as a man – for example. Because she's just as capable, just as educated, just as intelligent."

“There is a time and a place,” said Gregory Bazoin who is from France. “In France, you can do this at the beach. But, if you go into town, you would never see this because it's not accepted. It’s just not socially acceptable and that’s how it is."


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