New Hampshire ‘pro-family’ Republican State Representative Josh Moore, above, has outraged women by saying on Facebook that he should be allowed to grab women’s breasts if they expose them in public.
In New Hampshire, according to this report, both men and women are free to go topless, but that could change if a proposed law banning women from exposing their breasts in public is passed.
Posting a comment on Facebook (since deleted) Moore expressed his support for the new law that states that woman could be charged with a misdemeanor if she:
Purposely exposes the areola or nipple of her breast or breasts in a public place and in the presence of another person with reckless disregard for whether a reasonable person would be offended or alarmed by such act.
Fellow New Hampshire state Representative Amanda Bouldin, pictured above with her daughter, was infuriated that a party whose platform praises “freedom” and “limited government” would attempt to police women’s bodies so blatantly. She wrote a brief Facebook post criticising the bill as a sexist betrayal of the GOP’s purported “smaller government” principles.
Moore promptly responded, providing:
A wonderfully succinct example of the kind of misogyny Bouldin was castigating.
Who doesn’t support a mothers right to feed? Don’t give me the liberal talking points Amanda. If it’s a woman’s natural inclination to pull her nipple out in public and you support that, than you should have no problem with a mans [inclination] to stare at it and grab it. After all, it’s ALL relative and natural, right?
Amanada (sic), No disrespect, but your nipple would be the last one I would want to see. You want to turn our family beach’s into a pervert show. Liberterians want a nude beach, put your money together and buy one, if you want to expose you kids to nudity, go for it. Some of us liberty minded Reps do beleive (sic) in family values.
Constituents criticised the law, and also the responses of Moore and Baldasaro. One woman wrote:
I have no words. Unbelievable and discriminatory to women and babies … I’d be proud to be on the sex offenders list for breastfeeding in public and I’d rake the courts through the mud on national television!
I can’t believe how backwards things have gone, my children are 21, 23 & 25, all breastfed, YES IN PUBLIC as well as in my home and I NEVER had any problems with anyone about it. I’m just shocked by this absurdity against the most natural thing in this world!
On Moore’s social media profiles, he identifies himself as a “pro-family” lawmaker with a love of:
Love God, country, guns and family.