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Reader: Men in America Aren't Ready for Women to Go Topless in Public

A comment has definitely hit a nerve if it spawns dozens of responses.

That was the case with a post on our report about Go Topless Fort Collins' campaign to decriminalize the female breast — by demanding that city officials remove references to breasts from FoCo's public-indecency ordinance.

What did the writer in question do to inspire so many reactions? She suggested that men wouldn't be able to resist the temptation to act improperly if confronted with the sight of so many shirtless women.

Here's what she had to say.

Roni D. Hotka writes:
Now, I'm not saying women would be "asking for it" if they went topless, but wouldn't that just be an invitation for pervs to reach out and touch? Girls in bikinis at cons already have issues with men touching inappropriately, just imagine what men would do if women were walking around topless. I'm all for equality, but I don't think the U.S. is ready for this.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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