There should be more restrictions for males on ‘going topless’ in pulic.

As the summer months roll around we will all be seeing more and more of it; men wandering around towns with their shirts off. Is it unsightly or a celebration of masculinity? Is it an expression of freedom or of vanity? Should it even be allowed?

There should be more restrictions for males on ‘going topless’ in pulic.

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It is unnecessary.

Living in England, we are not exactly exposed to the world’s most blistering heat (as matter of fact, those that are, are wise enough to cover up…) but still the instant the sun comes out men will start to roam the streets with their shirts off. Is it really THAT hot that you can’t just stick to a t-shirt?!

People complain if women where revealing outfits, so why should men rip of their shirts as soon as they get a little hot under the collar?

The reason women are inadvised from going topless in public, or wear revealing outfits indeed, is to reduce the risk of sexual harassment to them.

This is less likely to happen with men.

There should be more restrictions for males on ‘going topless’ in pulic.

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It is a risk to health

Skin cancer is on the rise amongst males as they tend to be less careful about sun protection and less aware of the early signs of this disease. By taking their shirts off in strong sunshine men expose themselves to all the harmful effects of UV rays and increase their cancer risk. If restrictions can cut down on this then it could potentially save lives.

Following this logic then it should be made illegal to leave the house without a full body UV protection suit. Skin cancer is a serious issue, but must be solved through education, not silly nanny-state legislation.

Smoking is a risk to health, yet the goverment legalises it.

Unless severe third-party harm can be proven, it is up to a person to do whatever he wants to do with himself and his skin.

There should be more restrictions for males on ‘going topless’ in pulic.

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Aesthetics

Most men who walk around shirtless really aren't that good-looking or well-built and well, if they have Gynecomastia (and most shirtless men do) they should keep their shirts on for the same reason women should.

This is not totally true. Saying that men who are not well-built should walk around topless is same as saying women who doen't have a "S" curve shouldn't walk around with tight or sleeveless shirt!

I think men that aren't good-looking but have worked out deserves to walk around shirtless. Similarly, women go for diet and put make-up just to look better, don't they?

And I definately disagree that many men that have Gynecomastia walks around shirtless. Even if they do, I don't think any of us should say that they should stop walking around shirtless because this will be complete discrimination! It is ethically inappropriate to say that people who are pysiologically unwell should be looked down upon like the way some people are doing now !

There should be more restrictions for males on ‘going topless’ in pulic.

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It's about FREEDOM!

What about anyone’s freedom to walk through the streets without having their vision assaulted?!
In all seriousness, what about equality, which goes hand in hand with freedom? Women can’t walk around without shirts on, why should men?

We should live in a society were we are free to wear what ever we choose. Clothed or naked, we are expressing ourselves through our external appearance and must be allowed to do so in any way we choose.

If people don't like what they see, that is their problem; we do not legislate against ugly people going out in public, do we?

Edit:
Well if women want togo round naked we're not complaining

There should be more restrictions for males on ‘going topless’ in pulic.

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We should encourage people to be comfortable with their bodies

Surely seeing others flaunting their toned abs is only going to make the majority of people feel worse about themselves. It is better for self-esteem to be able to hide any little flaws under a nice top, and not be constantly presented with others' torsos to compare yourself to.

The rise of eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia and the increasing popularity of plastic surgery suggests that our society is undergoing a body image crisis. By forbidding the exposure of naked flesh we are reinforcing the idea that the human body is something ugly to be hidden, when in fact we should be encouraged to embrace our physicality, whatever size or shape we are.

There should be more restrictions for males on ‘going topless’ in pulic.

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Appreciating their hard-work

If they wish to boost their self-esteem in such a fashion they should become models.

Public places are hardly the location to strut one's stuff, especially as this debate is not limited to well-built males going topless.

Would you like to see fat ugly naked guys walking around in public? Because your policy would extend to letting them do so as well.

Some people insist that men with muscles that are appealing will bring down the self-esteem of men who don't have those appeal. But that is completely absurb ! Men who worked-out to get those muscles deserves to show them off. For example, if you studied for days and got an A+ for your exam, wouldn't you want to show it to others? You would ask others for their marks, right?

There should be more restrictions for males on ‘going topless’ in pulic.

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why..........it is their freedom

today, men have already benn thrown out of consideration.....now their right o go topless in public is also being taken....WHY ??????

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