Oklahoma Lawmaker Rants About “Silly” Women Wanting to Go Topless…

The guy pictured above is Oklahoma State Rep Jim Olsen. Like most evangelical Oklahoma Republicans, he’s a churchy, tough-on-crime lawmaker from Sallisaw who apparently spends his afternoons thinking about topless women.

We know this thanks to this Facebook post that’s been making the rounds in both the local left-wing and right-wing Oklahoma echo chambers. It reads like the world’s saddest “I can’t believe I’m writing this” Penthouse letter:

Wow. Can you believe it? An Oklahoma Republican is concerned with what women do with their bodies and thinks the “silly” ones should be thrown in jail for not abiding by his sanctimonious, double-standard-engulfed moral code. Next week, expect him to write a Facebook post demanding that any woman who wants to go topless in public get an invasive ultrasound of her nipples!

Thanks to Olsen’s post and the attention-grabbing “Oklahoma Women Allowed to Go Topless” headlines that have been dominating the Internet, Attorney General Mike Hunter put down his bottle of Johnson & Co. opioids to issue this statement:

“The Tenth Circuit’s preliminary decision in the Fort Collins case – a case that has now ended without a full adjudication – does not change local and state laws in Oklahoma on the subject. The majority of courts around the country that have examined this issue have upheld traditional public decency and public nudity laws. These courts have recognized that states and political subdivisions have a legitimate interest in prohibiting public nudity as traditionally defined.” – Attorney General Mike Hunter.

Hunter wasn’t the only white male attorney to chime in on the court’s decision. The local media interviewed Noble McIntyre of photogenic McIntyre Law, Peru flooding hero David Slane and probably even Ed Blau. They all warned that going topless in Oklahoma is still legal, but you know, could easily lead to 12-year-old girl walking around topless and perverted old men taking photos of them.

“This is a first amendment type case but when you allow men to go without a top and you don’t allow women, you get an equal protection issue and the law has to be equal,” said criminal defense attorney David Slane.

But Slane said this opens up a pandoras box of other legal problems.

“What if an 11-year-old child, or 12-year-old or 13-year-old teenager is out there, breasts open, and somebody takes a picture. Now you’re possessing child pornography. And that’s a felony in Oklahoma,” said Slane.

Really? Someone asks you about a court ruling that allows women to go topless in public, and your mind immediately goes to what will happen if you’re caught photographing topless 12-year-old girls prancing through a clown head sprinkler? I know TV news likes to connect as many stories as they can to sex offenders in order to generate hysteria and ratings, but that seems like a slip too far down the slippery slope.

Naturally, having a bunch of old white men making public statements about what women shouldn’t do with their bodies inspired some “silly” women out there to fight for their right to show boobs. In Tulsa, they held a topless rollerblading rally. News on 6 sent the one person on staff who has never seen a women topless to cover the event:

Geeze, poor Erick is going to have a lot to discuss with his therapist this week. Based on this screenshot from his report, you can’t blame him:

Let’s be honest. That photo depicts exactly what any normal person would expect to see at a topless rollerblade rally. You have topless women who no one really wants to see topless doing their thing, weirdo guys in sports bras out supporting them, and perverted middle-aged men taking photographs for their personal collection.

Tulsa isn’t the only city to have a topless rally. Oklahoma City women are planning a topless scooter ride through downtown OKC on Saturday. If they’re smart, they’ll start the ride at the OKC Cock Ring and conclude it at Midtown Oktoberfest. It’s being organized by a “silly” woman named Brandi Blaze:

We asked for State Rep Jim Olsen’s reaction to the Topless Lime Scooter Cruise. He sent us the following photo:

I bet he attends the topless scotter cruise for “research purposes.”

Anyway, I guess we’ll continue to follow this story as long as it remains clickable. We actually discussed the federal court’s ruling with the ACLU’s Ryan Kiesel last month on The Lost Ogle Show before it was news:

In the meantime, here are a few closing comments / questions:

– Does the federal court’s ruling mean Oklahoma strippers no longer have to wear pasties?

– Should we organize a topless trivia night?

– Can we all agree that whether you’re a man, woman or child, that allowing people to go bottomless in public isn’t a good idea?

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19 Responses

  1. Ignore the issue. Using the term “silly woman” is a mysogonistic term. Tells much about the character of the speaker.

  2. Disclosure: I am not a lawyer, thank God.

    That said, it is my understanding that US federal law trumps (no play on words intended) state law. This means that states may not abridge rights guaranteed by the US Constitution. The Tenth Circuit FEDERAL court said that this is an “equal protection” thing covered (or UNcovered?) by the Fourteenth Amendment. It said that if men are allowed to go topless, women must have the same right.

    As another example, the Constitution as interpreted for decades by the US Supreme Court gives women the unrestricted right to have an abortion in their first trimester if they so choose. State legislators may not restrict that right no matter how much they want to and no matter how hard they try. End of discussion.

    How sad is it that our state’s attorney general and various (male) lawmakers are too dim to understand this?

    Personally I don’t believe that this ruling will stand for TWO very obvious reasons. 🙂 But until the ruling is overturned, it’s the law of Oklahoma’s land. And that’s a fact.

    (Contrats to the trolling male in the photo wearing a bra. That’s some good trolling!)

  3. As a lawyer, I hate it when lawyers make the “slippery slope” argument. First, its just plain lazy. Second, more often than not, on its face, the argument is illogical. There is no reason to believe that one event will cause the second in and of itself. For example, in the above reference to underage girls, a brief read may lead some to think that allowing an adult woman to choose what parts of her body to show the public will inevitably lead it not being inappropriate or illegal for underage girls to show pars of their bodies. (There are also a lot of other legal principles that would prevent this). To illustrate my point, think about the following: “if women are allowed to go topless in public, then women will be given the right to choose what they do with their bodies.” Oops, that actually is correct. Let me try again: “If women are allowed to go topless in public, Rep. Olsen will have a heart attack and die.” There is no logical connection to those things happening. Sure, it could happen, but there is no logical reason to think it will.

    Finally, there’s no reason to keep this in article if you are trying to a feminist or talk about equality. “You have topless women who no one really wants to see topless doing their thing…” It just ends up being an attack on the people you are trying to support, which undermines the whole thing.

  4. Just say no to topless trivia night. Don’t want to find some rogue tit in my beer.

    1. do what I do, drink around it

      1. That’s the most beautiful post… “drink around it”… I am not worthy…

  5. What’s obscene is the number of old white men who will fight tooth and nail to keep women from going topless but whole heartedly support them open carrying an assault weapon.

    1. /s Boobs are just too dangerous. Gotta regulate them.

  6. Topless Trivia would give an unfair advantage to predominantly female teams. Though it would surely boost attendance.

  7. There is nothing grosser than a fat man with boobs, without a shirt, in my opinion. The same would apply to fat women. The term “my freedom ends where your nose ….(or nipple maybe) begins” …… just doesn’t apply here. We would be forced to SEE the grossness in public. While it may be legal, that doesn’t make it NICE to see. I feel the same way about a 5-6 inch, 120 lb. man wearing his gun at Walmart, trying to show a symbol of being masculine. Some things are just gross.

    1. There are many gross things in this world we can’t (or shouldn’t) avoid seeing. People’s bodies are not one of them. We shouldn’t shame them. All people should receive equal protections and rights. If we are too immature for boobs, then the solution is to require everyone to wear a shirt regardless of sex or gender.

  8. 95% of the women in this state would do well to keep their tops on…Nobody wants to see Flabby Fatty’s boobs hanging below her ribs…Therefore fight the effort, tooth and nail.

    1. The same is true for 95% of men. They are gross without shirts. Amiright?

  9. I just hope this makes it a little bit easier for women to feed their babies. Other than that, I don’t care what other people do.

  10. This guy looks like Dick Cheney incarnate. So scared right now.

    1. Dick Cheny who’s just seen his first naked boobs.

  11. Sounds like our fearless leaders are afraid of failing the History of the World, Part I, eunuch check.

  12. Why does Jim Olsen hate America?
    Yo,Jimbo! Love it or leave it!

  13. That’s the most beautiful post… “drink around it”… I am not worthy…

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