Sometimes I find myself shaking my head in disbelief as I sift through news articles, thinking, “This can’t be real, it’s got to be satirical.” You know, like something you’d watch on The Daily Show or The Colbert Report. As if San Francisco needed more notoriety regarding any shape or form of sexuality, protesters held a “Nude-In” last weekend.
Believe it or not, there’s no law against nudity in San Francisco. If that doesn’t surprise you, then add this mental image to that fact: a small group of people actually exercise that right. Yes sir, we’re talking going to parks, restaurants, walking in the street—just letting it all hang out. As long as it’s not “accompanied by ‘lewd thoughts or acts’ or ‘where there are present other persons to be offended or annoyed.’” Fun fact: police officers can’t legally be offended by it.
The “Nude-In” was in response to city supervisor Scott Weiner’s proposal to instigate a law restricting public nudity. The law would prohibit said nudity in restaurants, and on park benches and other public seating without some material placed in between seat and bare bottom.