Some of us love boobs. Probably most of us. But much like how the Tea Party hates providing health care for poor people, there will always be folks who align themselves contrary to popular opinion, just to be dicks. Here are a few stories from this week's conservative war on mammary freedom.
C'mon Barbie, Let's Go Party
- Photo by Mark Lennihan, AP
Anyway, an Australian psychologist is calling for a boycott of the new toy, because she fears the technology will allow adults to easily exploit children and allow children to upload inappropriate videos to YouTube. I suppose that's possible. But with such easy access to simple digital video technology in the average household, would this really present any new risks that aren't already there? And if little girls already know how to upload videos to YouTube, doesn't that mean they've already had the opportunity to play with (and potentially abuse) cameras?
So, it looks like "Video Girl Barbie" will probably stay on shelves, which is a victory for toys with boobs, for the time being.
Bringing Sexy Backpack Back
- Courtesy of Pasco County School District
If the district bends on this, it will be a victory for backpack cartoon boobs. If they don't, it will be a victory for t-shit cartoon boobs.
Democracy: the right to choose what others can/can't choose to do (with their boobs)
A ballot initiative in Pittsfield, Mass. would have amended the state's nudity definition, allowing women to be undressed from the waist up any place where it is acceptable for men to be similarly undressed. About 70 percent of voters in Pittsfield's 3rd Berkshire District voted "no" on the proposition.
The failed measure is a clear and staggering defeat for actual human boobs.
So Portland, my question is: what side are you on?