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:
Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.
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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