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   Undertoad  Tuesday Sep 12 10:23 AM

September 12, 2006: Topless Madonna protester [NSFW] [NSFAnybody]



Naked protest has been an IotD staple before, but after a while there was too much of it and it sorta became played out. And then it went away for a while, except for PETA girls in cages. This one is more curious.

The shot is from a Spanish news site, 20minutos.es, so the official caption reads Un mujer con una cruz y la palabra "Libertad" escrita en su pecho es llevada por la policía en una protesta contra Madonna, en Ámsterdam. Una escena del show de la cantante en la que está colgada de una cruz levanta controversia entre los cristianos holandeses.

Babelfish translates: A woman with a cross and the word "Freedom" written in her chest is taken by the police in a protest against Madonna, in Amsterdam. A scene of the show of the singer in whom it is hung of a cross raises controversy between the Dutch Christians.

I think I got it. But there are a few cultural oddities here which I don't get.

How is it that this person is protesting Madonna's weird attention-seeking mix of the cross and sexuality... by putting on a cross and flashing 'em?

Is it protest because she's, you know, kind of nasty-lookin' as compared to Madonna? Or because she does it in public as opposed to on stage?

How does "freedom" relate to all this?

And lastly, er, is that a man?



Trilby  Tuesday Sep 12 10:39 AM

See, I'm very self-conscious and could never go about in public with my girl bits hanging out like that--clearly not a problem this, er, woman has. Perhaps she is saying, "the freedom of Christs love lets me love my body! I'm no slave to culturally mandated definitions of beauty!" Or, maybe she's just a complete nut riding in on Madonna's coattails.



Shawnee123  Tuesday Sep 12 10:43 AM

Sheesh, I got reprimanded for an ice cream photo that was considered nsfw and wasn't in that thread. I see in the title it's nsfw but I didn't see that title until after clicking on the link to the thread on the right side of the screen. Then it was too late. Luckily, I have my own office and no one was here!

Now, having said that, I would like to end with:

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, gross!



RellikLaerec  Tuesday Sep 12 10:45 AM

Did you know that it is legal in the state of Ohio for a woman to go topless in public? That's why ya see so many "No Shirt, No shoes, No service signs everywhere!

Oh and GO BUCK!



Shawnee123  Tuesday Sep 12 11:04 AM

Hell, I didn't know that.

Wait, I'm getting funny looks from my coworkers. I told them it was legal but they seem to think I should put my shirt back on.



mlandman  Tuesday Sep 12 11:21 AM

yuck

only young attractive women should be naked in public.

There, I said it.

Now, please let me obtain some bleach to scrub my eyes with.



Shawnee123  Tuesday Sep 12 11:29 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by mlandman
only young attractive women should be naked in public.

There, I said it.

Now, please let me obtain some bleach to scrub my eyes with.

I didn't know you worked here! :p


Nietzman  Tuesday Sep 12 11:34 AM

Hi. Dutchie here.

It's quite simple actually, Babelfish screwed up or the Spaniards didn't get it right. This woman is protesting the Christian protesters.


http://www.ikonrtv.nl/kerknieuws/nieuws.asp?oId=9531

Quote:
Preceding the first of two concerts of Madonna in Amsterdams Arena yesterday, the police arrested a half-naked woman who was scanting explicit lyrics and wearing a cross.

According do indymedia the woman is an anti-SGP activist. (The SGP is our countries most fundamentally Christian party.) "This protest is against stronger growing attempts from Christian fundamentalist to constrain freedom of cultural expression"



Spexxvet  Tuesday Sep 12 11:38 AM

All women should go naked all the time. Sing with me! "Every breast is beauuuuuuutiful, in its own way".

As for that woman wearing a man's head: if she's gonna protest like she's being crucified, use real nails, dammit!



Trilby  Tuesday Sep 12 12:02 PM

Hi, Dutchie. Thanks for the real translation! Welcome to the Cellar! *waves*



wolf  Tuesday Sep 12 12:03 PM

I thought this was going to be a protest against religious idolatry rather than an overrated singer.

Instead, it's a protest against religion.

Interesting.

Welcome, Nietzman.



Sundae  Tuesday Sep 12 12:10 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by mlandman
only young attractive women should be naked in public.

There, I said it.

Now, please let me obtain some bleach to scrub my eyes with.
OUCH! It's a protest, not a pageant.
If I pass the bleach for you, you won't be bothered by sights like this again


xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Sep 12 12:55 PM

They had to send police women.......the guys wouldn't arrest her.

It's not a protest against religion, it's against politically aggressive fundamentalists.

Thanks Nietzman, also welcome.



Elspode  Tuesday Sep 12 01:01 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
It's not a protest against religion, it's against politically aggressive fundamentalists.
Right on. Let's see some more of that kind of thing.

BTW, not all women are externally beautiful. Neither are all men. However, beauty is a sum, not a fraction. If you take up with a person based solely on their external appearances, you're asking for major life trouble.

Hell, if all women cared about was looks (and I've said this before here), I'd still be a virgin.


xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Sep 12 01:06 PM

Well, you're two for three....we all know you're the studly rockstar type.



Sundae  Tuesday Sep 12 01:29 PM

The more I think about this the more I respect her protest. Even if she does appear to have belted her trousers with parcel tape.

Fundies of any flavour are troubled by the naked female form. What better way to peacefully protest than show them what God created?

Sadly it's illegal in this country. And by the police accompaniment I assume it's illegal in the Netherlands too. Sheesh. You can get high as a kite with the Government's blessing, but get your norks out and you're persona non grata!



Elspode  Tuesday Sep 12 01:52 PM

Norks? Now there's a mammary euphemism I've never heard! Another point for The Cellar!



Sundae  Tuesday Sep 12 02:49 PM

Just bear in mind it's slang (as in common parlance, not Dwellar)

You don't use it when you're introduced to the Queen.



Undertoad  Tuesday Sep 12 03:29 PM

Does anyone use the term "Bristols" any longer?



Shawnee123  Tuesday Sep 12 03:32 PM

or Emersons?



capnhowdy  Tuesday Sep 12 05:30 PM

Even sloppy, ugly boobs are cool to see. It makes you appreciate the pretty ones more. If this 'girl' would cut 'her' head off and turn the clock up to 0200 hrs. she may have a chance. It would also require at least one jug of whisky.



barefoot serpent  Tuesday Sep 12 06:06 PM

capn you killed the Hypertrichosis thread and you may have just put the kybosh on this one, too...



Leah  Tuesday Sep 12 06:31 PM

Why can't people just get over the fact that Madonna is just an outstanding entertainer doing her job and that maybe all her millions of fans around the work love her and her music, get over her, stop complaining and get on with their own lives. I for one, love her music and don't mind what she wears on or attaches to her body. You go girl and have fun on the way.



astrodex  Tuesday Sep 12 06:50 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae Girl
Just bear in mind it's slang (as in common parlance, not Dwellar)

You don't use it when you're introduced to the Queen.

Would it ever be appropriate to broach that particular subject upon meeting the Queen? Not that I'll ever need to know the specific ettiquette involved.


astrodex  Tuesday Sep 12 06:51 PM

And...gravity is not always our friend.



capnhowdy  Tuesday Sep 12 07:23 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by barefoot serpent
capn you killed the Hypertrichosis thread and you may have just put the kybosh on this one, too...
oops.... sorry.


romuh doog  Tuesday Sep 12 09:07 PM

It's obvious what "freedom" has to do with this.

LET YOUR PUPPIES FREEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeee. or.......

Perhaps a clever subliminal message from the Victoria Secrets company to envision what could happen to your breasteses if you buy cheap bras ?



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Sep 12 09:19 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae Girl
The more I think about this the more I respect her protest. Even if she does appear to have belted her trousers with parcel tape.
I think she taped that board to her backside.


capnhowdy  Tuesday Sep 12 09:27 PM

If that isn't wanting to get nailed, I've never seen it.

What will she be charged with? I mean is it a misdemeanor? I've always wondered what effect a prank like this would have on your criminal record.



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Sep 13 05:42 AM

Over here, it would get your name on several government lists.....probably the same ones I'm on.



Trilby  Wednesday Sep 13 06:17 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
Over here, it would get your name on several government lists.....probably the same ones I'm on.
Yeah, but are you still allowed to vote?


xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Sep 13 08:26 AM

I'll find out in a few weeks. Last time, they made it difficult.



barefoot serpent  Wednesday Sep 13 10:22 AM

New Caption:
Fresh from her recent controversey over the death of Steve 'Crocodile Hunter' Irwin, Germaine Greer takes on the pop-music idol Madonna.



Spexxvet  Wednesday Sep 13 11:40 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leah
Why can't people just get over the fact that Madonna is just an outstanding entertainer doing her job and that maybe all her millions of fans around the work love her and her music, ...
Probably because she insists on doing things that demand comment, like crucifying herself on stage. Personally, I don't give a big rat's ass, but obviously she purposely causes controversy, most likely for PR reasons (she wants her supporters to be featured on The Cellar's IOTD).


Spexxvet  Wednesday Sep 13 11:41 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by astrodex
Would it ever be appropriate to broach that particular subject upon meeting the Queen? Not that I'll ever need to know the specific ettiquette involved.
"Hello, your majesty, nice to meet your norks."


Shawnee123  Wednesday Sep 13 01:00 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spexxvet
Probably because she insists on doing things that demand comment, like crucifying herself on stage. Personally, I don't give a big rat's ass, but obviously she purposely causes controversy, most likely for PR reasons (she wants her supporters to be featured on The Cellar's IOTD).
YEARS ago Letterman said "Do you think Madonna likes to shock us?"


lumberjim  Wednesday Sep 13 02:07 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by mlandman
only young attractive women should be naked in public.

There, I said it.

Now, please let me obtain some bleach to scrub my eyes with.
pah. you'd fuck her.


Elspode  Saturday Sep 16 12:14 AM

You know, she looked kinda dykey and all, but I didn't think her gazongas were all that terrible.



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Sep 16 01:03 PM

I agree, some hair and make-up would make her look good enough to take home to meet Mother. Father would accept her, as is.



quixotic_lolita  Tuesday Sep 26 02:54 PM

Ha ha ha~ That's funny...gross...but funny.



quixotic_lolita  Tuesday Sep 26 02:57 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by mlandman
only young attractive women should be naked in public.

There, I said it.

Now, please let me obtain some bleach to scrub my eyes with.

And young attractive men...;3.


xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Sep 26 03:07 PM

Welcome to the Cellar, lolita.
It's the rest of us that make the young attractive men look so good.



Madman  Tuesday Sep 26 03:27 PM

Gag me with a spoon....

Where is Madonna?



Ibby  Tuesday Sep 26 04:50 PM

barf out! gag me with a spoon!

<33 Moon Unit



Shawnee123  Tuesday Sep 26 04:58 PM

Gross me out the door! (Square Pegs)



stereogramm  Thursday Sep 28 04:53 AM

I think this woman has to work. Yes, just find a job and work day-by-day. Instead of it she wears a cross ans protests against Madonna.

Madonna just a singer. No politics, no economy, just a singer. I like her.



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Sep 28 05:04 AM

Uh....check out post #8, stereogramm.



stereogramm  Thursday Sep 28 05:25 AM

xoxoxoBruce, yeah )) I see...
anyway, all women should go naked all the time!



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Sep 28 05:29 AM

I take it you're not Muslim.



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