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In great boob debate, party, not gender matters

In the great legislative boob debate of 2013, you would think that the greatest difference would be between men and women for obvious reasons.

But it's not. It's between Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives.

At least that is the result of new survey by Public Policy Polling which asked voters if they supported a proposed a North Carolina law to prohibit the baring of women's breasts.

There was a gender gap. Only 34 percent of men said they supported the bill, while 45 percent said they opposed with 21 percent not sure. This compared with 38 percent of women saying they supported it, 38 percent saying they opposed it and 24 percent who said they were not sure.

But the real gap was between parties. Republicans supported the bill by a 53-30 percent margin, while Democrats opposed the measure by 46-29 percent margin.

This is all based on one's world view. People describing themselves as very conservative supported the nipple ban by a 51-24 percent margin, while those describing themselves as very liberal opposed it by a 61-29 percent margin.

This might also be described as the strait-laced crowd versus the let-it-all hang out crowd.

The survey of 611 voters North Carolina voters was conducted March 7-10 and had a margin of error of plus or 4 percentage points.


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We need a set of standards, a protocol or something

I remember how excited I was to visit the French Riviera and my excitement at finally going to a topless beach. However, to my dismay, I found that many of the women going topless should not have been. They were well by the sell-by date. Don't ban those women who are ready for prime-time. We should be able to get bipartisan support for a set of standards which would specify when it was a crime and when it was a joy to behold.

Esse Quam Videri, my brothers, Esse Quam Videri.

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