It is an individual’s right to feel comfortable in their own skin without the state intervening and placing consumer pressure to participate in the clothing and textile industry, which is what the anti-nudity laws have become. It’s not about cleanliness. The laws are dictating moral behavior to support commercial development.
California has this law/ordinance which needs repealed:
Los Angeles County – Ordinance 17.12.360, “Nudity and Disrobing”:
- A) No person shall appear, bathe, sunbathe, walk, change clothes, disrobe or be on any beach in such manner that the genitals, vulva, pubis, pubic symphysis, pubic hair, buttocks, natal cleft, perineum, anus, anal region or pubic hair region of any person, or any portion of the breast at or below the upper edge of the areola thereof of any female person, is exposed to public view, except in those portions of a comfort station, if any, expressly set aside for such purpose. B) This section shall not apply to persons under the age of 10 years, provided such children are sufficiently clothed to conform to accepted community standards. C) This section shall not apply to persons engaged in a live theatrical performance in a theater, concert hall, or similar establishment which is primarily devoted to theatrical performances.
This law needs to be taken off the books.
Chances are most people won’t be walking naked in the street. Some will.
I for instance, will – as a homeless man this reduces the volume of clothes I have to carry with me, which currently comprise about 35 pounds of what I lug with me, and since I cannot afford clothes and washing them – this will reduce my bill to make it so I can bathe to keep clean.
If someone objects to seeing my middle age figure nude walking around, that’s their problem.