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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Points All Her Own, Sitting Way Up High 

Over at Corrente, chicago dyke makes an impassioned plea for the politicalization (it is too a real word; look it up!) of nipplage (okay, not a real word):
But it’s a really simple point in the end. Naked titties kill, main, bomb, hurt and rape no one. Male or female. White or Black. Sagging or jiggling.

C’mon liberals: this is THE issue we can all defend. Even the fundies wouldn’t line up in droves to deny perky, B-cup women like me the right to jiggle fetchingly at oppressive regimes the world over. This is where being a liberal is fun, and frankly- I think we need to ahem, see more.

There's a serious issue lurking here, though - the members of Breasts Not Bombs who were arrested for letting the twins out to play face the prospect of having to register as sex offenders. This is a ridiculous and onerous penalty as applied to the protesters, and this sort of silly, punitive abuse of the sex offender registry diminishes its utility for those who think such a thing is worthwhile as a community information resource. It's dumb, and it's offensive. Breasts, on the other hand, are wonderfully inoffensive - unless they are G. Gordon Liddy's breasts, which totally suck.




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