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Boobs on Bikes meet protesters

Postby xsfat » Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:58 pm

http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411365/2017977

The controversial Boobs on Bikes parade has gone off without incident on Auckland's Queen Street despite an accompanying march by about 60 protesters. Thousands of spectators lined the city's main street to watch the parade of topless women, which went head despite the city council's opposition. But parade organiser could still face prosecution by the council.

Members of the public joined groups including the Human Rights Foundation and Auckland's Women's centre, carrying banners with slogans such as "porn fuels rape". Denise Ritchie, the protest organiser, says it was about raising awareness. "We hope to raise awareness amongst the very people that need to see our message. Maybe some of these men have never drawn a link between hardcore pornography and sexual violence," says Ritchie. The protest group walked silently along the street, protesting not about bare breasts, but against the free advertising they say the parade gives to Steve Crow and his hard-core pornography empire.

Auckland City Councillor Cathy Casey had threatened to lie in the path of the parade with a group of other morality protestors to stop it but her protest didn't eventuate. Pornographer Steve Crow has said he would take a private prosecution against Casey under her own bylaw if she lay down to stop the parade, because she doesn't have a permit. Crow is also calling for a judicial review into the Auckland City Council's use of by-laws, after the failure of its court action for an injunction to stop the parade under a special by-law.

The council had claimed the event breaches a by-law banning offensive public events, but a judge turned down the application saying it was unclear in what it deemed "offensive". Crow's lawyer said under the Bill of Rights, women should be allowed to expose their breasts in the same way men take their tops off. But lawyers for the council said there are justified limits under the bill. They said the parade is not about freedom of expression but a commercial exercise for an R18 expo.

Following the court decision, lobby group Family First NZ is calling on a law change so that topless public parades are deemed offensive and indecent, and thereby illegal. "The current law is far too liberal and vague and needs to be amended," says Family First NZ'sBob McCoskrie, Family First NZ's. "It is time that the rights of families to not be exposed to offensive material are put before the rights of the pornography industry to promote themselves."

The Newmarket Business Association's opposition to the parade is economic rather than moral. Newmarket Business Association General manager Cameron Brewer says the lunchtime parade will cost Queen Street retailers. "CBD business association Heart of the City recently spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on its 'big little city' marketing campaign. However the only advertising Queen Street is getting at the moment is around a tacky parade ... Potentially it's so damaging it could almost be viewed as a form of economic sabotage inflicted by one man for his gain only," says Brewer.

Council lawyers are now checking to see whether they can prosecute Crow for holding the parade without a permit. But the porn baron is not worried about the threats to stop such parades in the future. "I have no doubt that they will and that's good 'cause I'll just get it back when I take them to the High Court and get their bylaw overturned and get my costs back," says Crow. The fact that the anti-pornography group was given a permit to protest also rained on his parade. "They got their permit to capitalise on our crowd but we were denied the permit. It's really amusing ... great democracy," says Crow.

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Postby YULE » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:12 pm

Family First can go fuck a nut.
Seriously, they are a pack of cunts.

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Re: Boobs on Bikes meet protesters

Postby Rizzo » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:14 pm

Are we gonna have the great porn debate again?

I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with it but in it's current state, as with everything in the world, it's totally fucked and I support the protesters. You can argue as much as you like as to whether porn does or doesn't lead to rape (I don't think it does) but there are certainly people without the necessary ability to differentiate fantasy from reality.

Plus Steve Crow is a fucking scumbag and deserves to be shown up for it. And the boobs on the bikes are mangy as fuck.
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Postby YULE » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:32 pm

yeh, i think this is very definately a case of turd sandwich vs giant douche.
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Re: Boobs on Bikes meet protesters

Postby Dixon Cider A.C. » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:35 pm

oh my god, tits, how offensive

fuck off.

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Re: Boobs on Bikes meet protesters

Postby Rizzo » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:15 pm

Have you seen the tits on those bikes? They're pretty offensively ugly dude.
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Postby YULE » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:20 pm

enough to legislate against all future and possibly better boobs?

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Postby cirE » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:40 pm

Rizzo wrote:Have you seen the tits on those bikes? They're pretty offensively ugly dude.

tits come in all shapes and sizes... don't discriminate :( :x
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Re: Boobs on Bikes meet protesters

Postby Rizzo » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:50 pm

I am of the firm (hurrrrrr) opinion that silicon is not an acceptable material to make breasts out of. Breasts should be flesh and blood alone. Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human (Orange Catholic Bible) and vice versa!

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Postby cirE » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:56 pm

i'm sure there were SOME decent natural tits there? surely????? for sure???
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Postby YULE » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:59 pm

dude, it's kiwi porn stars.
no.

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Postby cirE » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:01 pm

we have that many pornstars?
never even seen any kiwi porn tbh
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Postby YULE » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:02 pm

don't

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Postby Marrow » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:17 pm

kiwi strippers > kiwi porn

but srsly wtf. Chicks without tops =/= hardcore porn =/= rape. This kind of 'mountain out of a molehill' beauracracy (sp?) is what leads to stupid laws being implemented. (like the people that say GTA inspires gang violence)
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Postby YULE » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:05 pm

Exactly.
If some people have problems differentiating between fantasy and reality then deal with the people.

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Re: Boobs on Bikes meet protesters

Postby Derek the Chef » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:43 am

Marrow wrote:kiwi strippers > kiwi porn

but srsly wtf. Chicks without tops =/= hardcore porn =/= rape. This kind of 'mountain out of a molehill' beauracracy (sp?) is what leads to stupid laws being implemented. (like the people that say GTA inspires gang violence)


I think you miss the protesters point (well maybe not family first's point) All this parade is, is a marketing exercise for steve crow's porn expo.
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Postby Subcide » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:47 am

I like porn
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Re: Boobs on Bikes meet protesters

Postby rex » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:57 am

same.
i dont see how porn leads to rape,thats like saying judas priest makes youths commit suicide.
ted bundy cried while he was locked up saying it was porn that made him rape(oh how id love to have beaten him to death)& that guy was a nutbag he even turned to god rofl

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Postby bridge. » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:37 am

Derek the Chef wrote:
Marrow wrote:kiwi strippers > kiwi porn

but srsly wtf. Chicks without tops =/= hardcore porn =/= rape. This kind of 'mountain out of a molehill' beauracracy (sp?) is what leads to stupid laws being implemented. (like the people that say GTA inspires gang violence)


I think you miss the protesters point (well maybe not family first's point) All this parade is, is a marketing exercise for steve crow's porn expo.


In that case, why are they just protesting the marketing of it instead of the expo itself? Surely that's where the truly debauched are going to be.

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Postby Craig_Bastard » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:25 am

coz they're a bunch of self-righteous assholes with an agenda to push.


And not in the good way either!!!
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Postby rryan » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:41 am

Steve Crow managed to get 100,000 PLUS people into the auckland CBD faster than anything else, he is a marketing genius. . .or he just knows that sex sells, poor cunt may be dying of cancer, but good on him for sticking it to the man!

And if women didn't want to do porn then they wouldn't, I think the protester's forget that.
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Postby General Mutante » Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:39 am

I think it's curious that the one thing the far left often has in common with the far right is a mutual neurosis about sexual matters.

I mean, I think Steve Crow is a bit of a jerk but I don't think flaunted sexuality is something dirty and objectifying. Furthermore I think that most sexual violence stems from 2000 years worth of sexual repression under a paranoid and irrational religion that encourages people to be ashamed of their wobbly bits and treats women as either virgins or whores.

You don't need a marketing exercise as an excuse to flop your bits out.

So in conclusion I call for everybody to get naked immediately.
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Postby PertHJ » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:24 pm

rryan wrote:And if women didn't want to do porn then they wouldn't, I think the protester's forget that.


That statements a bit Naive dude
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Re: Boobs on Bikes meet protesters

Postby rex » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:49 pm

explain?its not like hes talking about dodgey rape porn im sure

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Re: Boobs on Bikes meet protesters

Postby cirE » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:58 pm

porn has gone a long way

not saying there aren't dodgy rape shit still

but still
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Postby PertHJ » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:59 pm

Not saying all porn is bad or what ev's but bottom line it can be a dirty industry...

I thought it was kind of common knowledge that a lot of porn stars get forced into it through lack of cash/drug addictions/threats of violence/gun behind the scenes/ or what ever else reasons that doesn't give them much other choice.

I can't imagine that for the squillians of porn that's on the net, all the girls were happy to be in them....how many girls do you know that are happy to have themselves naked on film/internet?

And sure you can argue until you are blue in the face about there is always another option..but you know life doesn't work that way...especially when people are in times of desperation...
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Re: Boobs on Bikes meet protesters

Postby niXon » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:02 pm

Rupert did you star in a porn and now have regrets? Unlucky..
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Postby cirE » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:09 pm

i have so much to say

there's really no point though, when it comes to this subject matter, people believe in what they want to believe

so whatever
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Re: Boobs on Bikes meet protesters

Postby PertHJ » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:20 pm

niXon wrote:Rupert did you star in a porn and now have regrets? Unlucky..


I..I was so hungry :cry:
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Re: Boobs on Bikes meet protesters

Postby niXon » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:21 pm

PertHJ wrote:
niXon wrote:Rupert did you star in a porn and now have regrets? Unlucky..


I..I was so hungry :cry:


Lucky I hadn't got my end away for a few days then :)

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