Poll on the WNBR: 68% Approve 31% Disapprove

Poll on the WNBR: 68% Approve 31% Disapprove

The World Naked Bike Ride is almost upon us. Every year in June, around 10,000 people take to the streets of Portland on their bikes -- and without their clothes. The event organizers describe it as a ride that "highlights the vulnerability of cyclists everywhere and decries society’s dependence on pollution-based transport. It’s also a lot of fun and it’s free for all!" The ride has a lot of support among Portlanders, evidenced by the large number of participants and spectators at the annual event. But critics say that the naked ride is obscene and just too weird -- even for Portland. What do you think?

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7 thoughts on “Poll on the WNBR: 68% Approve 31% Disapprove”

  1. Ride Naked. There are many reasons why any one person does any one thing, including taking part in a naked bike ride. The overall effect is that mainstream society is exposed to more nudity than the usual daily amount and this can only be a good thing for putting the message across that nudity is OK.

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  2. Hi,

    I participate to many wnbr in Europe, Amsterdam, Brussels, Prag. The best clothing is to ride naked in a friendly group. Public nudity isn’t a problem in the town and the children who meet the naturist riders in the street haven’t any problem with that. Sometimes, children participate to the rides too. Nudity is natural, the argument we must protect children” is an invention of adults.
    You can see the action in San Francisco organized by Gypsy Taub and her children.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs8tWojXcfE

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    • 35:55 “The parade permit does not cover Golden Park. Entering the park while nude would therefore be illegal.”
      Translation from English to English:
      “We are human beings in natural form. We have right to be nude.
      Families with kids can see us and it is normal.
      We are protected by First Amendment… on a limited territory.
      If we made one step beyond this territory – we are perverts.
      The same families with kids see us – what a shame!
      We have no right to be nude here, First Amendment is forgotten…”

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  3. I am mixed on this so did not vote. I do note that you quoted that 10,000 people take part……. And all without their clothes. I sincerely doubt that is an accurate statement. Most photographs I have seen have a mix of people, some with clothes, some without clothes and some partially clad.

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