in deep existential crisis..

A Journal by Sara

A Stroll has never been this costly !!!

I was reminded of a Kamal Hassan’s movie, while driving a car he engages in a conversation with the female lead, Madhavi on the topic of men’s versatility over women. Drawn incensed, Madhavi goes on record protesting that women can do anything men could. Kamal wins over the argument with an expected tricky question, Guess you got it? Yes, challenging her whether she dares to walk shirtless in the street, while he could do it easily! She surrenders blushingly.

Well, it was not a triumph for men to have got a versatility of this kind; this particular plot described the man’s immoral way of depicting a woman! Now, if you are inclined with my line of thought and ready to agree with me, hey hold on ……you are wrong…. here walks in our guest, Ms. Jill Coccaro (a) Phoenix Feeley;

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A New York artist arrested by police when she went on a topless stroll two years ago has accepted a $29,000 settlement from the city, her lawyer says.Jill Coccaro, 27, was charged briefly with indecent exposure despite a 1992 state appeals court ruling that concluded women had the right to be topless if men were allowed to take off their shirts.

Coccaro, who now goes by the name Phoenix Feeley, bared her breasts on August 4, 2005.Feeley remained in custody for 12 hours before she was told prosecutors were not going to pursue charges.Her attorney, Jeffrey Rothman, told the Daily News for its Sunday editions that his client won the civil rights settlement from the city, which did not admit or deny wrongdoing.

We hope the police learn a lesson and respect the rights of women to go topless,” Rothman said. Feeley told the New York Post for its Sunday editions that she was not treated well after her arrest. She claimed in an October lawsuit that a police officer yanked her out of a patrol car by her hair and police took her to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

She told the newspaper she had gone bare-breasted after running the 2004 New York marathon without police bothering her.”I’ve always just felt that was something natural,” Feeley said of going topless.

“I’ve kind of always done it out of practicality,” she added.The city settled on June 4.

“I felt like I deserved it,” Feeley said.

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If you could note the lines where her attorney Mr. Rothman asserts that he hoped the police learnt a lesson and starts respecting the rights of women to go topless in the future. I am left puzzled which country’s women he refers to?

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July 9, 2007 - Posted by | Modern Trendss

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