Just when we thought we'd seen the last of her for a while, there's our Linda in the local press, holding up a ticket she received from the bylaw department for exposing her nipples in public back in the naked '90s.
She was at one point led away in handcuffs.
This flashback was "stimulated" by a syndicated columnist who bared her breasts recently during an interview with the mayor of Kelowna to mark "Go Topless Day" and "Women's Equality Day" (who knew?).
The video I saw had "blurred" the boobs, which may have defeated the whole purpose of the interview. Nevertheless, it still got 3.3 million views on YouTube, or in this case, YouBoob.
If the mayor had taken off his shirt, there would have been maybe one view, from his wife.
Linda's topless campaign has always had "equality" as its rationale: girls and guys, same rights. I have no problem with this concept; a lot of countries in Europe have no problem with it.
Persons who do might think that it's indecent or inappropriate, and perhaps Linda should respect this.
I have a little trouble with the whole "equality" argument: men's and women's breasts are not the same. Women's boobs are erogenous, sexually stimulating, great to look at. Men's aren't necessarily, though I'm not in a position to confer judgment.
Given this difference, I still can't or will not argue with toplessness; it certainly has a bearing on the game, the game being that chemical interaction between men and women and our efforts to heat it up with the old Bunsen burner and bring it to fruition.
A woman in a bikini at the local pool, I find sexier than that same woman topless, initially. Something is left to the imagination, and I like that.
You may eventually get to see what's underneath the bikini, but as they say, the journey is half the fun.
But, if it's a hot day and Linda wants to take out the twins, fine. Walk them downtown, take them for a ride on the bike, stick them in our face - which is what Linda does, she likes confrontation.
I've told women in the pool not to challenge her when she's out there throwing the football in the water with her male friend 'cause she'll let you have it.
She defeated the nipple bylaw, and her BC Supreme Court case set a judicial precedent that allows all women to go top-free anywhere in the province.
I applaud her for that; she has made history, and I made a lot of ink back then with Linda. We're practically topless buddies now. She asks after my son.
I admire her, though I find her style a bit over the top.
Thing is, I've never seen any other women in Maple Ridge remove their tops! If this topless equality issue is so darned important, why don't I see women in the grocery sans shirt, or in the office, or on the streets? Are they prudes, do they have too much selfrespect, do they think boobs are strictly bedroom fare, or is the issue strictly symbolic? I don't know, and I'm not about to ask, as long as they're happy, which I think is the secret to our relationship: keeping the other side happy.
Linda will feed off this bit of publicity for a while, but I don't think this constitutes a comeback for our Marxist feminist s**t disturber. Just as she's made history, she has become history, something to tell our grandkids who, by the way, don't really care whether Linda has a shirt on or not, and never did.
And to that woman who was briefly seated beside me in the steam room ("I'm new in town") wearing the bikini: why don't you give me a call, and I'll show you the sights.
I'll even introduce you to Linda Meyer.
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