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Topless Femen Make A Grab At Trump’s Family Jewels — Alas, Not The Real Ones.

by Anura Guruge


YouTube video.
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How could I NOT share this with you. Happen to see it, like most of this type of stuff, in the U.K. “Daily Mail” which I read a few times a day. Mainly in hope of news such as this that never makes it to CNN or MSNBC.

Hilarious. Wish it was done to the real thing though I would have to guess, at his advanced age, they are probably hard to locate.

I am familiar with the European ‘Femen‘ protests. They have protested, topless, at the Vatican.

So enjoy.


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“Free The Nipple” Now In New Zealand Which Has Liberal But Ambiguous Topless/Nudity Laws.

by Anura Guruge



As someone who goes topless as often as I can, I have always been a big proponent of toplessness — whether it be people or cars.

I fully support a female’s right to go topless.

The one gripe I have had with the “Free the Nipple” movement, especially the New Hampshire arm, is that you can’t PROTEST for ‘freeing the nipple’ when the LAW already permits (or at least does not stop) female toplessness.

So, I basically don’t agree with PROTESTING to free something that is ALREADY FREE. To I that just feels wrong and an insult to all of those, worldwide, that are protesting against things that are unreasonably banned.

On that vein, the situation in New Zealand is interesting. Basically they appear to have no statutes against nudity. That is different from say New Hampshire which has a statute that says female topless is not against the law. Hence the ambiguity. Not having a law is sometimes not the same as having a law that says something is permitted or not. So on that basis I am all in favor of this movement in New Zealand.

Google “New Zealand Free The Nipple” for much more. Even pictures. {SMILE}


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by Anura Guruge

More Lessons For New Hampshire “Free The Female Nipple” Crowd — This Time From Central Park, New York.

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Few days ago it was the good lady from Maryland.

Now it is New York. Bravo. I just wished our “Free The Nipple” crowd had gone about doing things constructively rather than always portray it as a PROTEST.

You can’t protest something that is already FREE. Interesting in New York. Female toplessness, like in most states, is PERMITTED. Not so full nudity BUT they turned a BLIND eye! (Smile).


From Friday, May 20, 2016 U.K. “Daily Mail“.

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“Free The Nipple” New Hampshire Backfires As I Dreaded.

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As you can clearly see I feared this and THAT was the reason I ‘soured’ on the ‘movement’.

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So what has transpired now, i.e., December 2015.

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From ‘The Laconia Daily Sun’, Dec. 9, 2015. Use link BELOW to access original. Click image to ENLARGE and read here.

The link to ‘The Laconia Daily Sun’ article.


So let me try to explain AGAIN as to why I feared this would happen and why that put me at odds with those that thought they were onto a good thing.

CURRENTLY New Hampshire, like most other States, do NOT have any State-level laws precluding toplessness.

So the female nipple was and still is FREE (bar some silly, unenforceable local ordinances, e.g., Gilford beach).

When the New Hampshire ‘Free The Nipple‘ movement came to be WE did NOT know that there were NO State Laws against toplessness. We assumed that there must be.

Then we FOUND OUT.

And as far as I was concerned that turned everything on its head.

No laws meant that the nipple was FREE.

PROTESTING and asking it to be FREED — when it was already FREE — was just asking for trouble.

That was my issue, my problem and my fear.

Protesting against something that was already FREE was STUPID.

NOW if these new laws come into force yes there will be something to protest.

But what a shame. 


Gilford Beach, N.H. Citations For ‘Free The Female Nipple’ Are Unfortunate BUT Beneficial.

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As somebody who lived in Gilford for 8 years (6 of it 2 doors away from ‘THE’ beach) I am distressed that these two citations were issued for toplessness on the beach. It never even occurred to me that there were beach specific ordinances. One thing that totally puzzles me is the statement that the police ASKED if any of the women wanted to be cited! That seems very incongruous and could be interesting when the case comes up in front of a judge in October. That said I am glad that this came to be. Now the legality of such ordinances can be put to the test. A claim that Gilford beach is ‘private’ made me chuckle. IF I remember right you need a ‘beach pass’ to bring a vehicle to the beach. Wonder whether this ‘private’ aspect will now raise its ugly head. Yikes.

I am so proud of the Laconia Police! That they showed undue restraint at Weirs is magic. Kudos to the department and the Commissioners.

Well, this is progress.


‘Free The Female Nipple’, New Hampshire — Weirs Beach This Weekend? Nothing In Hampton.

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WeirsBeach-1I do have skin in this game in that I, for much longer than any of the recent ‘advocates’, have been bemoaning the lack of toplessness in the U.S. (given my European background).

I really would like to see women actively ENJOY the freedom and rights they currently have in New Hampshire.

So to find out what is happening at Hampton Beach, post the infamous Sunday, August 23, 2015, “Free The Female Nipple” event I called up, at noon today, the “Hampton Beach Village District” (at 603-926-8717) to find out how much TOPLESSNESS they have seen at Hampton Beach of late.

According to the gentleman I spoke — nothing, NADA. According to him, “they have come and gone and it was just for that one day”. I pressed him twice. He is adamant that there have been NO female toplessness at Hampton Beach since Sunday, August 23, 2015. He could be wrong. It is a big beach and I doubt whether people would have been running into his office to report any and every ‘sighting’. I hope he is wrong. It would be a shame IF women are NOT exercising their RIGHT — if, of course, they want to. To me that is key. They should only do this if it is something they really want to do. There should be no pressure. I just wish MORE women here had hand-on experience of what it is like in Europe. I knew a lady who once pointed out, talking about a beach in Holland, “it is much easier to be topless at the beach than keeping your top on. When you are topless nobody notices you. But, if you keep your top on everybody looks at you!” That should be what it is here.

What was funny was that you could tell, quite clearly, that he was NOT in favor of female toplessness at Hampton. I pointed out to him that females do have the RIGHT to be topless, if they so wished. He was FUNNY. He told me: “For now. That could change”! YEP.

He obviously is following what is happening. It is he who told me that an event is planned for Weirs Beach, this weekend, and that that could be interesting in that there are ordinances in Laconia against that. I concurred him on that. Yes, Laconia does have an ordinance BUT I will be curious whether they will enforce it. BUT it would appear that people — like this gentleman — are keeping tabs. IF he knows, then folks in Laconia must know too. Interesting.

So just a heads. We do NOT plan to be at Weirs. Going to Hampton Beach was enough.


‘Free The Female Nipple’, New Hampshire — Hampton Beach, August 23, 2015 — Two More Pictures.

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These two were taken by Deanna.



You have already seen some of the pictures I took, at Hampton Beach, on Sunday, August 23, 2015 — the day of the supposed BIG show.

These two pictures were taken by Deanna, with her camera. In the first I am striding, purposefully as ever, towards a seated group, with what I think were two topless women, who are doing an videotaped interview with ‘Zach’ who was planning to make a documentary of the ‘Free The Female Nipple‘, New Hampshire movement.

The picture I took of this group appears at the top of this post and you can, by all means, click on it to get a better view. They wouldn’t let me take a picture of them. C’est la vie. No great loss to humanity. 

I then started chatting with Zach and asked him to interview me because I wanted to go on record as to what I thought of this ‘event’. I doubt whether you will find anybody more supportive of female toplness than I. But the Hampton Beach event was lame and nothing but an ill conceived, cheap publicity stunt by a few women who were desperately seeking their ’15 minutes in the sun’ though that was hard to come by that Sunday. There is nothing to PROTEST! Toplessness is permitted in NH. Just exercise YOUR RIGHT without trying to draw attention. That is what would work.

Now we will most likely see NEW legislation — whether constitutionally valid or otherwise. This event was regressive.

What has happened since. August 23rd was 8 days ago. How many women have exercised their LEGAL RIGHT of going topless at Hampton Beach? Does anybody know? What about other beaches and parks. It does NOT have to be beaches. Parks are fine too and anybody who has walked across a park in Germany in the Summer will know that topless sunbathing, by women, is the most natural thing in the world. That is something else. The so called ‘organizers’ of this NH movement. How many of them have been to Europe and seen, first hand, what casual, ‘most natural thing in the world’ female toplessness is all about.

My point when it comes to showing the female nipple is very simple and straightforward. JUST DO IT. Don’t make a fuss about it. Don’t attract attention. Just do it.

And PLEASE don’t bring in breastfeeding into this. Yes, I have hands on experience with that too and I will contend that I have more experience than any TWO of the so called organizers put together. No, of course, I did not breastfeed BUT I was around. My youngest was breastfed for 27 months. 27 months. My oldest for over 18 months and my 2nd oldest for about 14 months. That is 59 months of breastfeeding. Close to 5 years and these kids were breastfed on planes, airports, beaches, parks, restaurants, hospitals, malls, concerts … wherever. Yes, I had words with a FEW people over those years. BUT it was never a problem. So, PLEASE … don’t confuse the issue with something that is not part of the issue.

The issue here, from my perspective is very simple. Just go ahead and do it. The law is CURRENTLY on your side.

You can’t legislate ACCEPTANCE. I know. Discrimination based on skin color is illegal. But that doesn’t stop me running into that on a near daily basis. But I am not going to cry ‘boo-hoo’ and ask for acceptance to be legislated. That will not happen. I live with it.


‘Free The Female Nipple’, New Hampshire — Hampton Beach, August 23, 2015 — THE Pictures.

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Was it a BUST?

We got there at 9:45 am. Yes, it was gray, damp and cloudy. It started to rain around 10:30, lightly at first but with increasing vigor. It was pretty heavy by 11:15. But since I know when to get out of the rain we were already in the car and on the way back by then.

Was it topless turmoil at Hampton Beach? Not that I noticed.

Was it mobbed? Not that I saw, but as I some of you know I have Keratoconus in at least my right eye and I don’t see that well, which is why I have so much trouble taking pictures.

I had heard that over 1,000 had indicated, on Facebook, that they planned to attend. I have seen media reports, even from yesterday, that claimed, DESPITE the dire weather report, that hundreds of people were expected at Hampton Beach. They must have all left by the time we arrived.

We saw 6 topless women — but we didn’t walk the entire beach or spend that much time there.

I did do a media interview! SMILE. More on that later.

I, as ever, could be wrong, but I think the inclement weather was the BEST thing to have happened to the Hampton Event. It gave everyone COVER.

Well, I have a book to finish. I will have more to say later, when the book is done. Yes, I am now on record, on video, saying what I had to say. Remember, I AM ALL FOR TOPLESS — without caveat. My biggest fear is that we will now encounter new legislation. I do NOT want to see the FREEDOM and RIGHTS that women enjoy TODAY being restricted. I want women to be able to go topless in New Hampshire — even in Laconia.

I gather they plan a surprise event in Laconia. Now that I can endorse. Because THERE there is something to PROTEST.

At Hampton Beach there was NOTHING to protest about. Women have their FREEDOM, they have their rights. Do not claim to be protesting. That is insulting to those that have genuine grievances. That would be like me protesting racism (which I encounter daily). No. Do not even use the word ‘protest’. CELEBRATE. You, the women of New Hampshire, have the RIGHT to go topless (other than in Laconia).

CELEBRATE. Rejoice. Lift up your tops.


The most beautiful TOPLESS thing at Hampton today.
Now that is class.

But this topless beauty made me realize, for the FIRST time in my life (as I approach my 62nd birthday in two weeks), that I have finally got old!

This Lotus is TOO small for me! Yes, I can get into our MGB without any problem, but this is even smaller than than that.

Yikes. I am finally old! What a shame.


Sri Lanka Have To Have Thrown Away Christmas Day 4th ODI Against Pakistan — In Protest Of Being Forced To Play On A Holiday.

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Click to ENLARGE. Santa is NOT happy. From ‘cricinfo.com’.

Even by Sri Lanka’s often erratic standards this was quite a thrashing.

8 wickets and 8.5 overs to spare. It wasn’t even close. They were not even in the same league.

Lost the series too.

Then it occurred to me … and, as ever, I am the first to admit it. I am slow on the uptake. Always have been.

The Sri Lankan players, used to having Christmas off, irrespective of whether they worship their balls or not
(or even worse try to French kiss their bats) as you can often see on TV, must have decided to throw the match
— call it a day early.

He puts the ball on the ground and worships it too. I gag each and every time!

He puts the ball on the ground and worships it too. I gag each and every time!

Nearly 9 overs short. That is like 45 minutes

Bravo to them. Well they showed that they have balls.

But, to be fair, it was probably done within the wider more
institutionalized framework of match fixing!

So that was a bonus for many.

Oh, dear … what has the world come to?

The Pakistani’s, who don’t celebrate Christmas, nonetheless got a wonderful Christmas present.
No wonder they are prancing around.

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