Happy “Go Topless” Day!

With the slogan, “Topless equal rights for all or none,” Gotopless.org is summoned men across America to cover their chests yesterday in the name of equal rights. For the fourth consecutive year, the U.S.-based organization will stage a national Go Topless Day protest to proclaim a woman’s constitutional right to go bare-chested in public. During the protest, while participating women go bare, male participants will cover their chests with bikini tops or bras to proclaim equal rights for both genders. “It’s no more ridiculous than women having to wear tops at all time in this double-standard, topless battle that’s being waged in public and in the courts,” said Nadine Gary, president of Gotopless(.org). For Rael, spiritual leader of the Raelian Movement and founder of Gotopless(.org), the equation is simple: “As long as men can go topless, either women should have the same constitutional right or men should also be forced to wear something that hides their chests.”

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Catholic Priest + pornography = no good

A Canadian Roman Catholic bishop pleaded guilty Wednesday to importing child pornography, prompting the Vatican to say it, too, would impose disciplinary measures.

Bishop Raymond Lahey, 70, entered the plea in an Ottawa courtroom, a rare case of high ranking Canadian Church official facing charges over sexual misconduct. The Vatican said Wednesday that with Lahey’s criminal trial now over, the church will now impose its own disciplinary or penal measures against him. “The Catholic Church condemns sexual exploitation in all its forms, especially when perpetrated against minors,” said a statement from the Vatican’s press office, adding “the Holy See will continue to follow the canonical procedures in effect for such cases, which will result in the imposition of the appropriate disciplinary or penal measures.”

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Too hot to work?

I first saw  this story from another site. Everything about Debrahlee Lorenzana is hot. Even her name sizzles. At five-foot-six and 125 pounds, with soft eyes and flawless bronze skin, she is J.Lo curves meets Jessica Simpson rack meets Audrey Hepburn elegance, a head-turning beauty.

In many ways, the story of her life has been about getting attention from men, both the wanted and the unwanted kind. But when she got fired last summer from her job as a banker at a Citibank branch in Midtown, her bosses cited her work performance, she got even hotter. She sued Citigroup, claiming that she was fired solely because her bosses thought she was too hot.

This is the way Debbie Lorenzana tells it: Her bosses told her they couldn’t concentrate on their work because her appearance was too distracting. They ordered her to stop wearing turtlenecks. She was also forbidden to wear pencil skirts, three-inch heels, or fitted business suits. Lorenzana, a 33-year-old single mom, pointed out female colleagues whose clothing was far more revealing than hers: “They said their body shapes were different from mine, and I drew too much attention,” she says. As Lorenzana’s lawsuit puts it, her bosses told her that “as a result of the shape of her figure, such clothes were purportedly ‘too distracting’ for her male colleagues and supervisors to bear.”

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