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Old 06-21-2012, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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How bizarre. Without breasts, there's nothing to cover up, as her picture clearly shows.

"A woman who survived breast cancer after a double mastectomy has been told by a government parks department she is not allowed to swim topless. Jodi Jaecks underwent the surgery in 2011 which has left her flat-chested, with two thin scars where her nipples once lay. The Seattle Parks and Recreation department has refused to let the 45-year-old swim topless, despite suffering from nerve pain across her chest and neck, a common side effect of mastectomies.

Read more: Breastless cancer survivor told she cannot swim topless in public pool - despite 'searing pain' of wearing bikini top | Mail Online
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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The Parks policy is also more restrictive than city law, which states nudity is not illegal.
Sergeant Sean Whitcomb, a spokesman for the Seattle Police Department said that streaking, sunbathing and swimming in public places is not against the law unless it is 'accompanied by behavior that causes a reasonable person affront or alarm.'
Sounds like the parks department has a stick up its ass.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:25 PM
 
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Sounds like the parks department has a stick up its ass.
This.

I hope she is able to swim. That is ridiculous. If that is the case men need to wear a bikini top at the pool too, as well as little boys if "chest" can't be shown.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:27 PM
 
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Seems like a dumb policy. However when do you decide what size breast need be covered?

A-AA, Fried eggs?

Obviously not a one size fits all policy.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:31 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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Couldn't she just wear a loose shirt?
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Inland Empire, Calif
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What kind of kook would want to swim topless under the circumstances? She must be an attention seeker. Even small children who haven't yet developed wear tops... This chick sopunds like a whacko..!
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Republic of Texas
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Let's get real here folks. We have certain customs in this country, whether you like them or not. Men can go shirtless, women wear tops. Don't like it? Move to Ibiza.

Whether or not she has breasts doesn't matter. Women wear tops in public.

And to all you hyperventilating *******s, I have already braced for the "war on women" and "conservatives hate cancer survivors" nonsense, so secure that crap before the thought even enters your mind.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Del Rio, TN
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On the radio this morning, I heard that the decision was reversed and she can go topless. I'm not sure if this applies to all women (lets hope ) or if it was only for her because of her condition.

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duh...from the OPs own link:
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After telling the 45-year-old that her bare chest would disrupt the family-friendly environment, a public outcry led the parks department to reverse its controversial decision, allowing her to swim wearing only her shorts.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...#ixzz1yRzvZDOM
so...the headline was a lie.

I wonder what will be next. If a guy claims that wearing a bathing suit makes his testicles hurt, will he be allowed to go bottomless?
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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What kind of kook would want to swim topless under the circumstances? She must be an attention seeker. Even small children who haven't yet developed wear tops... This chick sopunds like a whacko..!
Yeah what kind of guy would want to swim topless? She lost her breasts to cancer and you have the nerve to call her a whacko because she wishes to swim without a top because tops hurt when she wears one. The insensitivity on this forum is unbelievable.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Let's get real here folks. We have certain customs in this country, whether you like them or not. Men can go shirtless, women wear tops. Don't like it? Move to Ibiza.

Whether or not she has breasts doesn't matter. Women wear tops in public.

And to all you hyperventilating *******s, I have already braced for the "war on women" and "conservatives hate cancer survivors" nonsense, so secure that crap before the thought even enters your mind.
So, just because we have Puritanical double standard customs dating back centuries, that means we have to put up with them in the 21st century?
I dont think so.
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