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Should public nudity be legal?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Truronian, Aug 13, 2010.

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Should public nudity be legal?

  1. Yes

    53.2%
  2. No

    34.5%
  3. Joke Answer

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  1. Truronian

    Truronian Quite unfamiliar Retired Moderator

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    During the renaissance of Libertarian thought this website has had the privileged of witnessing recently, I've seen one issue go completely untouched.

    Public Nudity.

    So, should it be banned? If so, why? If not, why?
     
  2. Lillefix

    Lillefix I'm serious. You can.

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    You might want to change the title, because the poll asks the opposite question. Can be a bit confusing.
     
  3. kosiosko 1

    kosiosko 1 King

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    i voted yes ... but i can see a lot of places where its just not gunna fly

    So as long as a society provides beaches parks etc. that are close to the people i think that's the best we can get... for all practical purposes most beaches here are ... topless /thong doesn't seem to raise an eyebrow, and I'm not a pretty sight in my budgie smugglers either, but they are comfortable

    oh... why do thread titles and polls always pose the opposite views?
     
  4. Mr. Dictator

    Mr. Dictator A Chain-Smoking Fox

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    oh damnit, i should read polls :[

    i think it should be legal.
     
  5. Gigaz

    Gigaz civoholic

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    I think it should be legal for women and illegal for men.
     
  6. Frank Drebin

    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

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    i dont see any valid argument for it to be illegal?
     
  7. kosiosko 1

    kosiosko 1 King

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    the other week the libertine cyclists were protesting bike helmets ... so they organised a nude ride to the steps of parliament, the first few were booked by the cops... so they proceeded to walk the bikes to the finish... in the nude, so as to avoid a fine...

    Moderator Action: Inappropriate link deleted.
    Please read the forum rules: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=422889
     
  8. Haseri

    Haseri Emperor

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    Yes, it should be illegal. Most people who would use this law are most likely the people one is least likely to want to see naked - middle-aged folk. Never cute college students.

    Then again, it should be law that it is illegal for Scarlett Johansen, Gemma Atkinson and Katie Perry to wear clothes.
     
  9. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    I voted according to the thread question, not the poll question, so I would have said noo, but i said yes to the thread question.

    Generally those people who go around naked are those who generally should be wearing clothes, since they are generally old and overweight, not those who would look good naked.
     
  10. wolfigor

    wolfigor Emperor

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    only if the body looks good :)
     
  11. Truronian

    Truronian Quite unfamiliar Retired Moderator

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    Sorry about the question opposite-ness, I've changed the thread title so the questions are the same.
     
  12. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Going topless I'm fine with. There are some circumstances where clothing should be mandatory for health reasons. I don't want skid-mark covered benches from people with questionable hygiene. I'm uncomfortable with the thought of people going about fully nude, though I cannot justify my rational -- I can give reasons, but the reason I say no to the idea has nothing to do with logic.
     
  13. Arwon

    Arwon

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    Only in Tehran.
     
  14. Bartleby

    Bartleby Remembers laughter

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    This is too serious to be joked about.
     
  15. cardgame

    cardgame Sensual Kitten

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    HAAAAAA!

    I kind of want to say yes, but... ... ... does it need to be said?
     
  16. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    There should be laws regarding hygiene and guidelines over safety, and there are of course places and situations where it should not be legal, but a greater amount of freedom re public nudity is certainly a good thing. Voted yes, on principle.

    A good policy measure might be to allow topless sunbathing in public parks and green spaces, and then gradually introduce more liberal laws as the public comes round to the idea.
     
  17. Truronian

    Truronian Quite unfamiliar Retired Moderator

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    Hygiene is the only issue I see, maybe make people carry around a towel to sit on as happens in some nudist camps?
     
  18. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    No .
     
  19. Fëanor

    Fëanor Chieftain

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    Legal? No, Nudity obviously needs to be Compulsory.
     
  20. Bei1052

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    Only if you're morbidly obese. Or ugly.
     

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