An Arresting Affair
An Arresting Affair (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane
A gal in New York was arrested
For strolling outdoors while bare-breasted.
But courts say, “No fair!
You can not make gals wear
Shirts and blouses, cause men go bare-chested.”
Yesterday, CNN reported that Jill Coccaro has received a $29,000 settlement of her civil rights lawsuit against New York City. She’d been arrested for topless strolling and was detained for twelve hours, despite a 1992 New York State appeals court ruling that women have the same right as men to remove their shirts.
UPDATE: August 26th is Go Topless Day, sponsored by GoTopless.org.
Tags: August Holidays, Bare Breasts, Bare Chests, Equal Treatment, Feminism, Go Topless Day, Lawsuit Limerick, New York Law, Police Overzealousness, Topless Humor, Topless Strolling, Women's Rights, Wrongful Arrest