So, I’ve been thinking about the NC nipple law, if you’re unsure what I’m talking about, here’s what Raw Story had to say, titled: N.C. Lawmaker: Women should duct tape nipples to stay out of jail, I kid you not.
Republican state Rep. Rayne Brown told lawmakers that she was co-sponsoring the bill because activists had held a topless women’s rights rally in Asheville last summer, where as many as a dozen women bared their breasts.
Although Brown’s district is 100 miles from Asheville, she felt it was important to act before women tried to assert their rights again by going topless at another rally.
“You’ve got local governments passing ordinances to protect themselves from just this thing,” she explained. “These folks don’t need to be doing that, but they do it because they’re not sure about the law.”
Under the proposed law, women could spend up to six months in jail for a first offense. “Incidental” nipple exposure by breastfeeding mothers would be exempt from the law.
And then I was thinking about how there is an exemption to nipple exposure violations for breastfeeding and of course for strip clubs, but why the exceptions, why not just make all nipple exposure illegal? But then it came to me that the exception is for working nipples, if your nipples are idle or resting cover them up, pronto. Funny though, what work, pray tell, do men’s nipples do? (I have some thoughts and that comic is coming ;o)