Topless Tuesday Glytch

Topless 'tuesday 25-09-2017 without shirt

Here I am in Hartyshire, the hub for The Lab’s “Tyrah & the Curse of the Magical Glytches” game and a G-rated region where women should (?) put on a top. Access the game via the Portal Park.

At least to me, Topless Tuesday is about protesting The Lab’s ban on topless female avatars in General-rated regions. To be honest, though, I’ve never read or heard that female toplessness is fully official. Here’s what I saw on a wiki:

Is simple nudity without sex Adult?

Depending on context, nudity may not require an Adult rating. For example all of the following could be rated Moderate:

  • A nude beach without sexual activity.
  • Skin vendors showing a nude skin to display the product.
  • Nude art that is not sexual.
  • Strip clubs that do not use adult words in search or host sex furniture.

Depending on the context, exposed genitalia may not be considered Adult. For example:

  • Hanging out at a nude beach would be fine.
  • Walking around pants-less on the mainland could be inappropriate.

Non-sexualized depictions of nudity are Moderate NOT Adult.

Okay, a little vague. Could I have been penalized for the picture in this post since I was shooting it for artistic purposes? I bet I could argue the point. What about when I walk around the west side of Bay City, the G-rated regions? I’m not having sex or displaying with intent to arouse. I’m just nekkid from the bellybutton on up. Any interpretation of this section, though, is clear that any sort of nudity should be avoided in General-rated regions without addressing the differences between female and male anatomies. Should men also be required to wear shirts?

It seems to me that even the Terms of Service are vague (section 4):

(vi) Violate our Maturity Content Guidelines. A region designated General is not allowed to advertise or make available content or activity that is sexually explicit, violent, or depicts nudity;

Nudity isn’t specifically addressed in the Community Standards, but there are links to other sources such as the Content Guidelines, which only mentions “sexually explicit content” without details or clarity. The Linden Lab Official: Mainland Policies wiki doesn’t have anything not the topic.

So where do we stand? May I run topless through Linden Realms (as seen on my Flickr)? Would I be allowed to sunbathe topless outside the Bay City Arboretum (SLurl)? Pretty sure other policies would keep me from diving into Marianne McCann‘s backyard pool (as well as it is kinda shallow and no one wants to face the wrath of the pint-sized titan). I have invited an official reply to be added in the comments of this post, but if you have comments, I’d appreciate if you would add them, too.

Until then, I’m going to go about topless where I feel appropriate as sort of an empirical test of the subject. Join me?

Topless Tuesday Shopping

Topless Tuesday Shopping

Okay, please ignore the vagaries of the poses. I had no control over the stranger’s hand inside his body and no time to make adjustments to where my limbs showed up. Think of this as a guerrilla protest opportunity. Carpe potestatem, as it were.

There I was, wandering the SL14B Shop Till You Drop event ( SLurl ) and noticed that the regions were G-rated. “What a great place for Topless Tuesday,” I thought. And there was a guy being AFK right at a bench. Interestingly, he moved away when he “woke up.” Never before had that reaction from men when I’ve been topless.

Back to the point. Women should be allowed to be topless anywhere that men can be be topless, but while composing this picture, I believe that I came up with the rationale for women covering themselves.

Men can’t control themselves. The men who made this silly rule know that when visually stimulated by a bounteous bosom, they will give into their Id and start fondling the women they see. Men may be topless because women have such self-control that men won’t be molested by feminine hands on bare male chests.

Am I right?

Topless Tuesday Police

I would like to thank Bay City’s Chief of Police, T.J. Hooker (really) his service to our fair city and for not arresting me for this picture.

The police station is in a G-rated sim, Edgartown, and per The Lab, I shouldn’t be topless there while any male avatar isn’t so restricted. This is discrimination but really, I shouldn’t have been there.

What? Uccie agreeing with the No Boobies Rule? Yes. T.J. set up this great build as a role play (RP) environment. As with the rest of Bay City, the 40s-60s era isn’t really suited to topless women. While I’m ready to muck about most of Bay City topless, I do try to respect the wishes of others so don’t expect me to be semi-nude at the station again, unless I’m being arrested.

Hey, T.J.! There’s an idea for an RP for yah ….

Topless Tuesday Vacation

Happy Topless Tuesday!

 

Topless Tuesday 23 May 2017

Click to see the image embiggened on Flickr.

 

A few days vacation in (so called) Real Life means I have time to just relax in Second Life for a bit. Having received a boat as a gift, I’ve been cruising the Blake Sea and parked at Siren’s Isle for today’s picture. Yes, the region does allow topless women but not all the places I visited were Mature rated so I broke the law a few times.

One of my plans while off work is to visit the real life USS Albacore, a retired submarine in nearby Portsmouth, NH. Legally, I could be topless while visiting, subject to arrest only if a disturbance breaks out or if asked to leave by the group that runs the facility (it is privately owned, I believe). Men can visit sans shirt, too, though they aren’t likely to be escorted off. But I’ll likely go with a sweatshirt as I’ll be alone and I’m still not confident enough to be bold around people in the flesh, so to speak. When some of the area’s various topless protests happen this Summer, though, I’m of a mind to go.

Topless Tuesday Trumped

Topless Tuesday 12 April 2016 C “Reality” for Second Life’s Topless Tuesday continues. Shunning glamour pictures that simply glorify breasts (as if they need help), this week I visited quite a few places sans-shirt but my favorite was the Trump election Headquarters (SLurl). Several other images are on my Second Life Profile feed, but I shot a series just for Flickr (click any image here to see it embiggened on Flickr) and this blog.

Topless Tuesday 12 April 2016 B

In case you are wondering: I’m a Bernie Girl. No other candidate respects my views as much as he does. Go figure. FEEL THE BERN!!

Topless Tuesday 12 April 2016 A

The Skinnery “Sasha” (Toffee) skin; Maitreya body; Wasabi-Pills “Drew” hair; L&B/Swear “Lara” jeans; Kokoia “Lubbock” sneakers.

Topless Tuesday Redux

A pernicious trap has ensnared me, has led me astray, has dulled my vision. Slowly, over time, I’ve been glamorizing my breasts on Topless Tuesdays rather than sticking with my original vision of using the day to protest Second Life’s rule that strips women of the right to roam Our World topless while men have no such restriction.

The event’s inaugural blog post on February 19, 2013 was rather tame compared to numerous post over the past few years, but at least the pictures showed me in public, not just lounging around the house in my undies or in a studio modeling a costume. It was real Second Life. Actual places where I could be seen and reported and possibly disciplined by The Lab.

That spirit is coming back. Next week. This week I was way too busy (among other issues) to take a picture. Before I send out the old, though, just one more look at my favorite set piece from the glamor shots.

Waiting on Topless Tuesday

When I get back in the groove, I might then try to take on Flickr (source of the above image), the photo service that said my account had be be set to private unless heavily edited and labeled just because of my boobs.