If you live in New Hampshire, you are currently allowed to walk around topless regardless of gender. Congrats! The bad news is that a new bill has been proposed by a group of exclusively male Republicans who want to change that—but only for women. The bill labels the following acts as lewd and indecent:
...If a woman, purposely exposes the areola or nipple of her breast or breasts in a public place and in the presence of another person with reckless disregard for whether a reasonable person would be offended or alarmed by such act.
The bill makes an exception for breastfeeding, but Democratic Representative Amanda Bouldin posted to her Facebook account that she considers the bill to contain a sexist double-standard. Several Republican state reps jumped in to comment, and at least one openly admitted that he'd like to assault breastfeeding women:
Really interesting perspective from garbage troll Rep. Josh Moore. If any part of a woman's body excites you sexually, you should be able to grab it! Something to think about. Rep. Al Baldasaro also had a lot of feelings about nipples, but mostly he wanted to let Rep. Bouldin know he's not interested in hers, ew:
Rep. Bouldin told Slate that she thinks the whole thing is bizarre, juvenile and misogynist. She also thinks it's weird that guys don't understand that women are horny for nipples, too:
The idea that a man can be topless because his nipples aren’t sexual is bizarre...I certainly find men’s nipples sexual! If men being topless wasn’t sexual, they’d have to take off their pants to attract any women. We know that topless men are sexual. But apparently only topless men are allowed to display their sexuality. Women are not.
Hmm, maybe no woman has ever wanted to touch either Rep. Moore or Baldasaro's torso before. That would explain a lot.