A story about in impromptu topless photo shoot raises an interesting question. The Empire State Observation Deck needs to be “family friendly”, so, no tits out. What I want to know is, in what way are children harmed be seeing breasts?
Clearly, most adult het males will have some sort of involuntary reaction to seeing bare breasts. Most adult het females, I think, will be disgusted, amused or indifferent. But children? I remember being a 10 y/o boy not particularly responsive to breasts, because the testosterone had not kicked in yet. I imagine young girls would be about the same. Teenagers, well, there is no hope for them, as long as we continue to embrace prudishness.
So, what does “family friendly” mean? Is the problem that the kids will be exposed to adult reactions, like dad drooling or mom whacking dad on the head because he is drooling? Honestly, do we really gain anything or help the kids with this absurd “modesty”?