It’s Half Time — Ladies, Take off Your Shirts

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You’re at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. It’s half time. What do you do? Watch a high school marching band play a John Philip Sousa melody? Get up to go to the bathroom? Maybe get a hot dog or pretzel? Not at some Jets games.

On your next trip to Giants Stadium, you may want to check out — or, maybe avoid — Gate D at half time. Here, it turns out that a scary tradition has evolved where drunken men obscenely clamor for any woman in sight to expose her breasts. What’s even more scary, there are many women who comply!

However, for one dame getting down and dirty, her luck ran out when she accepted the inebriated mens’ request after nearly 20 minutes of begging to see some nudity. And if you take a look on YouTube, you can find a clip of one poor female being groped by an unwanted male suitor.

Why would any woman actually take her shirt off for these fans? This reminds me of a recent incident at a Texas high school where the cheerleaders exposed their bloomers for attention. More and more examples keep adding up showing how women are being used and allowing themselves to be used.

The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority has admitted that it’s aware of the behavior. (Hello? How could anyone not notice something obscene like that?) However, it has taken no action at the moment against anyone, whether it be the chanting men or the naked women. I understand it might be hard to collar a group of guys for shouting? After all, those guys probably yell worse stuff at the players during the game. But surely the cops have a cause of action to arrest the ladies for indecent exposure?

Do you really think a male who exposed himself to a woman at the game would be tolerated? Heck no! Even the Jets players are now demanding that the security forces do something about the activity.

We generally define indecent exposure as the purposeful exposure of a male or female’s private areas in a public setting where such exposure would clearly be deemed offensive. In other words, if you’re exposing yourself at pretty much any public place other than a nude beach or maybe a really crazy rock concert, chances are that you ought to be arrested for indecent exposure.

Now let me get back to that Texas cheerleader incident. From what I understand of the facts, the cheerleaders themselves made up the illicit display of school spirit, thinking it was a “cute idea.” Their vice principal, upon noticing their illicit choreography, said that if they continued to cheer, they would receive a two-hour detention. Doesn’t sound so bad, right? They kept cheering. In response, the male vice principal turned that sentence into a two-day suspension.

In response, the cheerleaders (apparently supported by their parents) have filed an appeal with the school district and plan to take their matter up at the next school board meeting. Supposedly, the punishment was given more over the fact that the girls defied their principal and that the girls had not gotten their cheer “approved,” not just the bloomers controversy in and of itself.

Call me a prude, but — 1 — the girls shouldn't be showing off their buns at school and — 2 — they should have listened to the principal! Why would any woman actually show her bloomin bloomers?! The school took the right action. What kind of lesson would it be if this kind of behavior were encouraged — or even just condoned?

Bottom line: Who is to blame for all this? A society that not only approves, but occasionally encourages, women to take off their clothing and expose themselves? That’s the easy way out. Sorry ladies, I’m blaming the women who comply.


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Lis Wiehl joined FOX News Channel as a legal analyst in October 2001. To read the rest of Lis's bio, click here.