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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Expert Witness Maintains Topless Women Would Not Offend Majority

OCEAN CITY — The plaintiffs’ expert witness on the female toplessness issue in Ocean City opined in written testimony the town’s ordinance passed in 2017 does not reflect “public sensibilities” on the subject.

Last January, a civil suit was filed in U.S. District Court challenging an emergency ordinance passed by the Mayor and Council last year prohibiting females from going topless in the same areas as men are allowed to go shirtless, including the beach and Boardwalk, for example. In June, the plaintiffs in the case, including local resident Chelsea Eline and four others, filed a motion for a preliminary injunction that would allow them to go topless in certain areas of the resort while the larger case runs its course.

A hearing originally set for September was postponed at the last minute to allow the attorney for the plaintiffs in the case to acquire the services of an expert witness to weigh in on Ocean City’s assertion allowing female toplessness in certain public areas including the beach “offends the sensibilities of the general public.”

The plaintiffs’ attorney, Devon Jacob, enlisted Dr. Debra Herbenick, professor and director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University-Bloomington, to research the “public sensibilities” issue in regard to Ocean City’s ordinance that prohibits female toplessness in certain public areas and make an official report to be entered as evidence in the ongoing civil suit. Herbenick, also a noted sex educator and sex advice columnist, formally filed a pair of reports on the issue last Friday.

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24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Joe
Any idea what happened on rt 50 in Cambridge BOTH directions these idiots had it closed since 2 pm WT.....

Anonymous said...

Good bye families if this does happen. Why not just have men wear tank tops. Then these nasty women would have nothing to grip about. Not many women or men have the bodies to pull off nudity. Who is going to be responsible for cleaning up all that vomit if this should come to pass? It is already bad enough.

Anonymous said...

WHERE are the Witnesses for the State to counter this PERV BS.

Anonymous said...

It offends the town fathers and the old big money.

Anonymous said...

It offends parents with children u POS.

Anonymous said...

Yup

lmclain said...

Why stop at the Boardwalk??
Men can walk all over town in O.C. without a shirt.
Do ANY of you goofs think about THAT, because you can bet the sensibilities of your 8 year old son THAT is what the end game is.....
Will it be okay for your 16 year old daughter to walk around town topless? You don't think your daughter and her friends will go topless while you are at home in Silver Spring?
The Boardwalk is already a vulgar, loud, profane, and often violent place to be.
How long before there is a spike in rapes, and fights???
There aren't enough cops in O.C. to handle the chaos and there WILL be chaos.
Entropy. In morals, common sense, and decency.
Keep cheering --- the worst is yet to come.

Anonymous said...

6:46, It offends MOST people of ALL ages. You're a pervert at best. If this were to happen in O.C. it would be the END of families of all ages coming to this area. Gag me with a spoon.

Anonymous said...

Since OC always loses these court cases, we can look forwards to seeing topless women on the beach next summer and men required to wear t-shirts on the boardwalk.

Anonymous said...

No woman's baggie boobies could be as offensive and disgusting as some of the man boobs currently displayed on the beach at OC.

Anonymous said...

friggin prudes free the ta ta s.

Anonymous said...

Ok folks grow up...south beach in Miami is a mostly topless beach...has been for years...families still go...tourism crushes OC...aren’t you all tired of you tax dollars going to losing lawsuits...

Anonymous said...

Until ur kids or grandkids walk past them ? HYPOCRITE.

Anonymous said...

OC needs to hire a panel of male judges to determine which women would be allowed to be topless,especially on the beach.I'm not doing anything these days.Of course the ones who didn't get chosen would be offended.

Anonymous said...


The 'expert witness' is affiliated with an organization that is affiliated with the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University. The Kinsey group also is the repository of the work done by the late Masters & Johnson sex researchers.

The professor's writing, as quoted by The Dispatch, is tedious at best. It seems like she wants to say that women without any covering above the waist is now commonplace and acceptable to the general public but she never actually gets to clear language.

Given her employer and colleagues, and their focus, she's hardly an impartial witness to the passing scene.

Gals like toned guys; guys like toned gals. Most are not too thrilled by the flabby and chunky. But we're all only too aware of the acute lack of common sense and decency in the general public.

In Pelosi and Feinstein's home town of San Francisco all attire is optional. Coming soon to a beach near you?

Anonymous said...

San Francisco liberal Democrat values coming here.

Anonymous said...

They offend anyone! Keep your nudity private!

Anonymous said...

In other legal news, state retirees have been granted a one year temporary injunction preventing the state from stealing their earned prescription drug benefits. Decision handed down in federal court in yesterday.
Maybe this time when a change is proposed, Matthias will read the bill before voting yes. IF he is reelected that is.

Anonymous said...

It has been proven that women that tan there breasts in a tanning booth end up with higher rates of breast cancer. Cancer isn't worth your 15 minutes of fame on the beach.

Anonymous said...

Those same types of freaky perverted pedophile females who want to show their breasts to children on the beach or anywhere else in public are the same females who become teachers. They work at after school programs or anyplace where they can be around and aroused by YOUR CHILDREN.

Anonymous said...

It’s forcing people to accept their lifestyle and values and it’s unfair, designate a portion of the beach to these people that feel the need to be naked in front of other people. They’re have surfing beaches that do the same thing

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Ok folks grow up...south beach in Miami is a mostly topless beach...has been for years...families still go...tourism crushes OC...aren’t you all tired of you tax dollars going to losing lawsuits...

October 10, 2018 at 9:26 PM

Prove that tourism crushes Ocean City? I bet you can't

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

The 'expert witness' is affiliated with an organization that is affiliated with the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University. The Kinsey group also is the repository of the work done by the late Masters & Johnson sex researchers.

The professor's writing, as quoted by The Dispatch, is tedious at best. It seems like she wants to say that women without any covering above the waist is now commonplace and acceptable to the general public but she never actually gets to clear language.

Given her employer and colleagues, and their focus, she's hardly an impartial witness to the passing scene.

Gals like toned guys; guys like toned gals. Most are not too thrilled by the flabby and chunky. But we're all only too aware of the acute lack of common sense and decency in the general public.

In Pelosi and Feinstein's home town of San Francisco all attire is optional. Coming soon to a beach near you?

October 11, 2018 at 12:35 AM

"In Pelosi and Feinstein's home town of San Francisco all attire is optional. Coming soon to a beach near you?"

In San Francisco 7,500 homeless people poop on the sidewalks daily. The city has invested $750,000 to use power washers and city employees to clean up the poop every day.

San Francisco bought hundreds of tents to allow the homeless people to camp out free of charge on the sidewalks.

San Francisco invested $250,000,000 on homeless people.

Isn't this what we want in Ocean City?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Those same types of freaky perverted pedophile females who want to show their breasts to children on the beach or anywhere else in public are the same females who become teachers. They work at after school programs or anyplace where they can be around and aroused by YOUR CHILDREN.

October 12, 2018 at 1:29 AM

You beat me to it. They are the same perverts that end up screwing you black kids under their supervision. Some of them even take on the entire basketball team. It's a fact.