Stephen Gough has earned a spot on my Hall of Fame if I ever do one. This guy apparently has made it his mission to stop wearing clothes and just walk around the UK naked. As a result, he is repeatedly arrested. If fact, he sheds his clothes as he’s let out of the prison gate and is immediately rearrested, potentially leading to permanent confinement.
Simple nudity doesn’t hurt a soul, adult or child. Laws against nudity are simply a means by which a group of people coerce others into abiding by arbitrary cultural norms that they’ve established that have no more basis in rationality than the laws in Central Asian countries that criminalize a woman appearing in public without a head covering. And yet, there is no end to the recriminations westerners level against countries with such laws. It is stunning how blind people are to their own hypocrisy.
Steve has an official website for anyone interested in learning more about or supporting his personal crusade.