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    Critical Tits Bike Ride

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    Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 19:30:16 -0700 (PDT)
    Subject: [critical-mass] NYC: "CRITICAL TITS" Ride (I am not making this up)
    Subject: Critical Movement

    In the wake of the false arrest of our sister,
    Who after refusing to cover her chest was hauled off to jail
    And to protest the physical misconduct she endured
    As she practiced Civil Disobedience
    By the ones we pay to protect and serve
    The very body they harmed.
    Let us come together...

    Boy, girl, man, woman, and "hu-person"...
    Come one, come all...
    Come topless and have a ball
    At Central Park
    On Sunday, August 14th 2005
    We will be biking (or blading)
    Beginning at 2 p.m. at Tavern on the Green
    And ending where and when we feel like it.
    So please bring all your CRITICAL TITS
    And the rest of you too...
    In order to demonstrate our rights
    To bare our chest
    Boy, girl, man, woman, and "hu-person".

    Please let everyone know and encourage all to attend so we can
    collectively heighten the awareness that it is a man's as well as a
    woman's right to bare her chest in NYC.
    This will empower women to bare their breast if and when they feel
    like it by allowing those who are presently unaware to become
    conscious of their "hu-person's" rights.
    Let us also hope it will further educate NYC cops on the laws we pay
    them to enforce so that the number of brothers and sisters whom every
    day face falsle arrest will decline.
    So there will never be another Republican Convention where a massive
    group of our fellow "hu-persons" were falsly arrested and where many
    faced physical misconduct by police officials.
    Let us ride for those arrested that day, 90% of who have already been
    aquitted and for the remainder who await their acquittal.
    Let us ride topless to demonstrate to other states that it is every
    "hu-person's" legal right to go shirtless in NYC and should be every
    "hu-person's" legal right everywhere.
    Let us begin...
    This symbol of inequality between the sexes has been accepted as the
    social norm for too long.
    It will no longer go unnoticed.
    Women have been restricted physically everyday in most cultures, and
    it is up to us to take our power back.
    Take it back.
    We have been shamed for nursing in public and criticised for
    exercising the same rights as a man.

    Let us begin to manifest our equality on all levels including our
    physical right to expose our chests.
    Let us end this symbol of INEQUALITY BETWEEN THE SEXES.
    Let us begin again...

    If you will:
    Bring permanant markers so we can write on our bodies the law (penal
    code 245.1). The cops are obviously unaware that the right for a
    woman to go topless in NYC was recently passed and need to be schooled
    by us this Sunday. We will also write over eachother's bodies words
    like Legal Rights, Equality, and any other phrases that work, like
    FREE 'DEM.

    We have also contacted the National Lawyers Guild and requested legal
    observers.

    Let us ride...
    Beauties on Bikes Exposing their Breast for all of "Hu-Personity"!!!
    Given the majority's ruling, the only safe bicycle in Illinois is a stationary exercise bike located in one's home or at the gym. ----Illinois State Supreme Court, Boub V Wayne

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    hmmmm. i'm gonna go out on a limb here--- but could this at all be why many consider CM to be a fringe moonbat protest group rather than an organization concerned with cycling advocacy????

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    Quote Originally Posted by skanking biker
    hmmmm. i'm gonna go out on a limb here--- but could this at all be why many consider CM to be a fringe moonbat protest group rather than an organization concerned with cycling advocacy????
    Yes. No self-respecting organization concerned with cycling advocacy would EVER consider baring their breasts. Hmmmm.....breasts on bikes or organization concerned with cycling advocacy? You decide.
    Given the majority's ruling, the only safe bicycle in Illinois is a stationary exercise bike located in one's home or at the gym. ----Illinois State Supreme Court, Boub V Wayne

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    TITS on my Excel spreadsheet stands for Time In The Saddle.

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    sounds like fun if not for the cops...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skanking biker
    hmmmm. i'm gonna go out on a limb here--- but could this at all be why many consider CM to be a fringe moonbat protest group rather than an organization concerned with cycling advocacy????

    What many consider? You sound like an O'Rielly bot.

    Fringe??? God bless the fringe, the mainstream is driving into a ditch.

    Moonbat??? Freep much do you?

    Organization???? You don't have a clue do you?

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    Would definitely be there if I could. Good luck.
    I gotta Mike my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry
    What many consider? You sound like an O'Rielly bot.

    Fringe??? God bless the fringe, the mainstream is driving into a ditch.

    Moonbat??? Freep much do you?

    Organization???? You don't have a clue do you?

    1. Don't watch tv or care for O'reilly. Don't care for fascists or commies. Not many people i know owuld spend tem and effort trying to get people to ride a bike with bare chests.

    2. At least they are doing it clothed.

    3. I stick with moonbat

    4. Yes despite your "we arent a club, club" there is some structure as evidenced by the original post.

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    Oh come on, people! Good grief. Why do we have to get into another heated debate about whether Critical Mass is good for bicycle advocacy? Why don't we just accept CM for what it is? Just some creative fun on bikes.
    Given the majority's ruling, the only safe bicycle in Illinois is a stationary exercise bike located in one's home or at the gym. ----Illinois State Supreme Court, Boub V Wayne

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    Quote Originally Posted by barenakedbiker
    Why don't we just accept CM for what it is? Just some creative fun on bikes.
    Because in a lot of ways, CM gives cyclists a bad name.

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    For what its worth, at Burning Man every year there is a mighty women-only ride called Critical Tits. Some 8 to 10 thousand women all ride around Black Rock City topless, then all go to a party to celebrate. Men are allowed as servers for the first part of the party, then other men are allowed to come, as long as they are nice. Its been going on for a number of years.

    I also participate in Critical Stilts, where a bunch of people get together, parade around on stilts, and then get drunk. Life's more fun when you're high.

    I think we should have Critical Everything, where people just parade around doing whatever they like to do, in a big mass. There will be 1000 different agendas, activists, rebels, ordinary folk, and everyone in between, all just doing whatever they feel like in the street. Rock the block, Critical Everything.

    peace,
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    Quote Originally Posted by phidauex
    I think we should have Critical Everything, where people just parade around doing whatever they like to do, in a big mass. There will be 1000 different agendas, activists, rebels, ordinary folk, and everyone in between, all just doing whatever they feel like in the street. Rock the block, Critical Everything.
    They already do that.
    It's called Mardi Gras.

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    I don't know anything about New York CM politics, but a couple things strike me about this e-mail.

    First, why does anybody even think this has anything to do with CM? I do not know the individuals named in the header, but the e-mail (which could easily be forged) is addressed TO someone from CM, not FROM them.

    Also, CM does not advocate any position on issues, so anyone is free to use their name (or part of their name) to promote any event whatsoever. The fact that people imitate CM is probably a sign of the impact it is having.

    And why does CM give cycling a bad name? They seem to be doing some good for cycling, even though that is not their goal, necessarily.

    So take a deep breath.....

    Also, as a child of the 60s and 70s, I think it's a damn shame that my peers have become so jaded and so . . . . old. We need to "grow down" or whatever the opposite of growing up is. Remember also, a bicycle is really just a big toy, so have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikepacker67
    TITS on my Excel spreadsheet stands for Time In The Saddle.
    Some people keep track of "time in the saddle" with notches on their bedpost.

    Oh, are you referring to cycling?

    Never mind.

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    Geeze ..... I mean it's nice that NYC has decided a woman can go topless, I guess that prevents harassment for breastfeeding, or I can imagine getting injured or someone getting injured and I need to use my shirt for a bandage or something, but gosh CM just seems to tick ppl off and be designed to do that.

    It's a matter of impedence mismatch, it's just spinning its wheels, not getting any power transfer, any traction, with the average person.

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    Doesn't it strike anyone else that bare breasts and cycling might not be the safest combination? How many traffic accidents is that gonna cause?

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    Quote Originally Posted by womble
    Doesn't it strike anyone else that bare breasts and cycling might not be the safest combination? How many traffic accidents is that gonna cause?
    Mandatory Styrofoam Bras! Yeah, that's the ticket.

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    i can dig it.
    go more faster

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
    Some people keep track of "time in the saddle" with notches on their bedpost.

    For that I use "pie" charts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skanking biker
    hmmmm. i'm gonna go out on a limb here--- but could this at all be why many consider CM to be a fringe moonbat protest group rather than an organization concerned with cycling advocacy????
    Excellent insight, I think you have nailed the critical mass gang. From most accounts I read they do more harm than good in promoting cycling. Mostly a bunch of malcontents out to cause trouble.

    Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by phidauex
    For what its worth, at Burning Man every year there is a mighty women-only ride called Critical Tits. Some 8 to 10 thousand women all ride around Black Rock City topless, then all go to a party to celebrate. Men are allowed as servers for the first part of the party, then other men are allowed to come, as long as they are nice. Its been going on for a number of years.

    I also participate in Critical Stilts, where a bunch of people get together, parade around on stilts, and then get drunk. Life's more fun when you're high.

    I think we should have Critical Everything, where people just parade around doing whatever they like to do, in a big mass. There will be 1000 different agendas, activists, rebels, ordinary folk, and everyone in between, all just doing whatever they feel like in the street. Rock the block, Critical Everything.

    peace,
    sam

    I believe Burning Man is held out in the desert, not in a city or town. One of the guys on my mail route made a giant foot around his ATV for that. It sounds from the OP that the woman was arrested in NYC. My guess is they would have arrested her just for being out in public, no matter what she was doing, not that the rest of us would not have appreciated her "candor".

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    I believe Burning Man is held out in the desert, not in a city or town
    It is in the desert, but it is a town! 35,000 people make quite a city. Black Rock even has its own post office, department of public works, fire department, EPA, and department of mutant vehicles. But yes, not a 'regular' city by any stretch.

    I work at a museum that attracts a lot of families. Women are always flipping out their boobs to nurse a baby. I do free science demonstrations during the day, and the other day a woman was nursing a baby while sitting in the front row. I could barely concentrate. But the point is, I don't really care. A boob is a boob.

    On my ride home from work I always get a drink at this fountain, and there is always this one gentleman sitting there resting from his ride. He is really big, and always topless. I guarantee you, his breasts are bigger than most women's! Very big, and fleshy, with large nipples. Plus, they are covered in hair. But since he is a guy, it is fine with everyone. But if it was a woman, with smaller breasts, it wouldn't be fine. But to me, its all the same, so I support the cause.

    peace,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikepacker67
    They already do that.
    It's called Mardi Gras.
    Heh, thats true! Of course, Mardi Gras only happens once a year, instead of once a month, and tends to involve more vomit and urine than my imaginary Critical Everything would involve...

    peace,
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry
    God bless the fringe, the mainstream is driving into a ditch.
    I love it!

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