By a vote of 6-5, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ mostly procedural re-vote today to ban public nudity just reaffirmed what they already passed last month. This is great news for children who have the right to not be exposed to giant erect cocks, and even greater news for people like Conner Habib—and people like myself—who think that public nudity is a good thing.
Now that public nudity is banned, the people who truly believe in it—the real nudists—will have to work hard to prove why they should be allowed to be naked. They will now have the chance to finally push back against the non-nudists—the ones who brought on this ban, via their cock rings—and the exhibitionists who are interested in sex–not nudity. Because this is about nudity in public, not sex in public, right? People who want to have sex in public and people who want to be nude in public are two very different kinds of people, and if you don’t believe me, ask any nudist. Anyone who tries to conflate the two groups is someone who has no idea what they’re talking about.
True nudists will have to fight for the right to be nude, and maybe they deserve to be challenged this way. To be fair, true nudists should be held accountable for letting the exhibitionists become the face (among other things) of their movement, for letting things get out of hand, and for letting in all of those runaway erections. Let the true nudists show themselves and stand up for their cause, as this is their chance to articulate what it means to be a nudist and what it means to celebrate the human body.
This ban, while definitely a hurdle, is nothing a nudist can’t overcome. It gives nudists the opportunity to take back and properly define their lifestyle, at least in San Francisco. It gives nudists the opportunity to cast out the bad apples–the ones who have sought to sexualize innocent bystanders who have the right to not be sexualized.
Today is a great day for true nudists, who now have the chance to show everyone just who they really are. I stand with them in their fight, and I hope Conner Habib joins us!