Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Banning Cleavage

It's amazing to see what lengths people will go to in order to "protect" society from the "evils" of the female nipple. Today's WTF moment comes to us courtesy of the City Council of Sumner, Washington, which is so terrified of sexy female baristas coming into their jurisdiction that they have passed laws which make bikinis in public illegal.
The ordinance will prohibit public exposure of the genitals or any part of a female breast below the upper edge of the areola. Violators can be charged with a misdemeanor, which is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and up to 90 days in jail.
As you can see by the above graphic, the woman wearing that particular bikini is exposing some of her breast area "below the upper edge of the areola" in the cleavage area, and is therefore subject to arrest and incarceration.

Are Sumner police going to go around with a long ruler measuring breasts? And why is the skin below the areola illegal, but the skin above is not? Is there an age limit to the law? What about a toddler running naked under a sprinkler in a back yard? Do we lock her up too? The entire concept is beyond ridiculous.

So here's to the City Council of Sumner, for protecting society from the deadly female nipple, which is now apparently public enemy number one.


Elton said...


I don't want to live in Sumner. Okay, if Sumner is up for the best cities in the US to live list, I'd really think twice.

Rick said...

The power of the female breast to cloud men's (and women's) mind is incredible and the power is apparently focus in the areola and nipple. If only they could find a way to use this power for good.

But seriously, don't they have more important things to worry about?

Anonymous said...

Anyone who visits this site (or other nudist sites) is only too aware that areolas are themselves not the same size. How will this be factored into the ordinance. And, will the potential "perpetrator" be required to remove the top so that the areola size can be determined.

I'm no lawyer, but I see enough problems here that the populace should contact their council before this one costs the town a large amount of money in defending a lawsuit.

Academic Naturist said...

I know a woman who has legal documentation that her breasts have been entirely removed. (This is due to breast cancer, sad story but she's doing good now.) Anyway, she has a sizable bulge where her breasts should be and absolutely no nipples. I've been trying to convince her to go topless more, since she has every legal right to do so. Her case would confuse the hell out of the police.