The Instigator
Marlee
Pro (for)
Winning
68 Points
The Contender
The_Genius
Con (against)
Losing
35 Points

It should be legal for women to go topless

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after 19 votes the winner is...
Marlee
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/11/2010 Category: Society
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (2)
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Marlee

Pro

I think that it shouldn't be illegal or taboo for women to be topless.
If a man can walk around when it's hot outside without a shirt, why can't a woman?
If obese men with 'man boobs' can flaunt their chesticles and not be considered indecent and women with breasts can't go topless.. something is definitely crooked.
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The_Genius

Con

A woman who walks around topless is very noticeable compared to men who walk around with no top. If they have a six pack, women would find it very noticeable but not offensive. Men would also find it very offensive to see a woman walking around topless. Obese men are usually wearing shirts and you can't see their ‘man boobs,' you can only see them jiggling.

I will now take some quotes from what you have just said.

'If a man can walk around when it's hot outside with a shirt, why can't a woman'
Women wouldn't't want to take off their shirt and men wouldn't't want to see it.

'I think that it shouldn't be illegal or taboo for women to be topless.'
It should be illegal.
Debate Round No. 1
Marlee

Pro

"Men would find it very offensive to see a women walking around topless"
I find this to be quite unbelievable. If anyone is offensive, it's overweight men who insist on working out in short shorts at parks.

Are you saying breasts are offensive?
It's only natural to be nude, you weren't born with clothes!
The_Genius

Con

‘It's only natural to be nude, you weren't born with clothes!'
Well it's not natural to be born with clothes. Who have you seen who walks out naked outside because they weren't born with clothes?

‘If anyone is offensive, it's overweight men who insist on working out in short shorts at parks.'
That's not offensive. Overweight people don't have fat legs. The only reason you call them fat is because of their stomach.

No-one would want to go outside naked anyway.

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Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by drkcloud123 6 years ago
drkcloud123
NECRO POAST! benny, a man being topless isn't legal or illegal, it's just become socially acceptable thats all. its not so much word of law, i honestly don't think these should fall under decency laws at all. you guys are more arguing whether or not its socially appropriate, those arguements don't even matter, fact of the matter is, some people find it appropriate some people don't you're arguing a null point whether or not they should or shouldn't. be it sexist or not, thats how our society is.
Posted by BennyW 6 years ago
BennyW
I agree with the pro. Why can't women be topless whenever a man is, it could be seen as a form of sexist discrimination.
Posted by BystanderLC 7 years ago
BystanderLC
This is a short debate. As much as I would love to live in a world where going topless is legal, one problem is that seeing another person's naked body is against religion. And respecting religion a must for a lot of people.

The second thing I would like to point out is the adolescence. Children will mature into teenagers and teenagers face stress when it comes to any situations as they are now figuring out new things. Even if all the schoolgirls did not go topless, they will face huge sexual harassment and that already is a major crime, I believe.

Some men, unfortunately, have not matured. A woman going topless is going to encourage rape, just by appearance. I will say that if a woman does choose to go topless, she should be very aware of the consequences.

Women going topless may seem trivial, but it will produce a mass effect. Without a doubt, workplaces will require women to wear clothes, until you're dealing with a store advertising adult tastes. Some women will have to wear a bra for health/back reasons.

What I don't like is that you can get arrested for going topless. There really shouldn't be any punishment for it in my opinion, but the resolution to this issue is unclear.
Posted by cjl 7 years ago
cjl
I don't care. I will have no reaction to a women topless, as I am Gay...however, if you choose to expose yourself, do so.
Posted by Brandonmaciel333 7 years ago
Brandonmaciel333
man it should stay illegal
yea im a dood
but if my woman went out topless
sweet evil jesus
Posted by yayawhatever 7 years ago
yayawhatever
But why are topless women noticable? Could it be related to the fact that there are so few women that do it?
Boobs are not required for breeding, hence, theyre not sexual organs and should not be labeled as such. So
Either women should be able to go topless, or men should be required to wear more than trunks at the beach
Posted by Fonzo 7 years ago
Fonzo
Dont you love how most people that are guys that just want to see pairs of jugs? People this is a law based on decency. Think, children and adolescents shouldn't have to see that. Breast were made to feed children but guys dont always see it that way and a lot of both women and men would take offense to that. Men and women aren't the same. Some have cons and some pros. Either way decency is important in society because without it we would be little above barbaric. I dont like the conduct of the Pro because of it's lack of self control and pointing to obese people.
Posted by MeganAH 7 years ago
MeganAH
We all deserve equality! Man or a women, black or white, religious or non-religious, we all deserve equal rights! The only reason anyone would think it is wrong is, because society has thought us like this, but we really don't have to be like this! Breast are not for a man's pleasure. They are simply just to feed a baby. "Women wouldn't't want to take off their shirt and men wouldn't't want to see it."
You are wrong, man. I'm a women and there has been times where I wanted to go topless, because it's been so hot. Don't tell us what we want to do.
Posted by rougeagent21 7 years ago
rougeagent21
"Women wouldn't't want to take off their shirt and men wouldn't't want to see it."

Wake up buddy. Tons of feminist groups want topless rights. Even greater in number are the men who want to see naked women. Reality check!
Posted by TFranklin62 7 years ago
TFranklin62
neither of u stayed on topic!
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