I believe that women should be allowed to be topless in public wherever men are allowed to be. This is because both men and women have breasts of one kind or another. Undeveloped children's chests look pretty much the same for all sexes. Also, it can't be about the swelling because there are also some women's breasts are smaller than some men's breasts. Telling women that they can't be topless in public simply because they are women regardless of breast size or lack of thereof is like telling a man that he can't show his neck in public so he always has to wear a turtleneck or a neck warmer or a scarf because his neck MAY BE more or less developed than a woman's. Necks are also sensual and private zones. To conclude, women should be allowed to be topless wherever men are allowed to be because they have breasts like men, or they don't have breasts like men. They are being unconsentually clothed only because of the fact that they are women.
Allowing women to go topless is subjecting them to harassment. How many filthy men are there out there who will take advantage of this? A lot I presume. They'll be incessantly subjected to abuse, sexual and verbal.
If women decide to go topless despite the harassment, they are doing the same thing that we encourage minorities to do. We are encouraging them to stand for their rights and not let society define them, but let them define themselves. It's like sending your child off to school. If they are getting bullied, you're going to tell them to keep being strong and to not let the bullies take away their right to get a safe and pleasant education. Telling women to not go topless because they might be abused physically and sexually is like telling our imaginary child that they shouldn't go to school because they will be bullied and that the mere sight of them will have the bullies pinning them down and cursing at them. In our child metaphor, it is clear that the issue is with the bullies and not with the kids, so why is it so hard to see in our argument that the problem is the abusers and not the topless women?
How is taking your top off making a stand? I don't see men putting their tops on and saying "look at me, I'm advocating equality!" "Not let society define them." IT'S CLOTHES. You don't have to take your tits out just to make a stand. What does taking your top off and walking around show? All it looks like you're doing is scratching for attention. You really believe that men will look at that and be like "oh wow, that woman is half-naked in the middle of winter, what a stand she's making. What a strong example of womanhood."
Please. Keep dreaming.
Taking your shirt off is something you want to do when you're hot. To the best of my knowledge, everyone gets hot once in a while. Getting hot is not just a thing that men experience, so why is relieving themselves from the heat reserved just for men? Men don't put on their shirts when they're hot to advocate equality because they are simply hot, so why would they do something so irrational? Women who are hot and take off their shirts are looked down upon as "slutty" and "easy" or may even get arrested instead of simply trying to relieve themselves from the uncomfortable heat that they are experiencing. Women who go around half naked in the middle of winter either just want attention or have a serious body temperature regulation problem, but hey. That's the same for men. If you saw a man walking down the street, you would also think "Oh wow, that man is half naked in the middle of winter, what a stand he's making. What a strong example of manhood." To conclude, men get hot. Women get hot. Men are allowed to cool off. Women are not. There are crazy women in this world, but there are also crazy men in this world. Women are not allowed to make themselves comfortable when they are hot despite breast size but men are.
Reasons for voting decision: Con's arguments were intangible, based on logical fallacies and generalization of certain people. They used less formal language and turned rather hysterical near the end, taking personally a completely professional rebuttal. Neither used any sources.
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