Results for - Topless Woman At Minnesota Beach Sparks Debate About Public Nudity

3,150 voters participated in this survey

A Duluth, Minnesota woman’s sunbathing habits are sparking statewide conversation on how nudity should be defined. Michelle Bennett says she regularly sunbathes without a top on at local Duluth beaches. But last week a woman who was uncomfortable and a police officer tried to put a stop to it. “He heard that someone has been refusing to put a top on and that it wasn’t a nude beach,” Bennett said. “I pointed out to him that I wasn’t nude, I was topless.”

1. Have you ever been to a nude beach before?

Yes
15%
470 votes
No
85%
2,630 votes

2. The state statute on indecent exposure states it's when someone willfully and lewdly exposes the person's body, or the private parts thereof. That's a statute that's up for interpretation and not always enforced. Do you think that Bennett had the right to go topless on the beach?

Yes
34%
1,041 votes
No
66%
2,059 votes

3. Bennett said if men's breasts are fair game to be exposed in public, women's should be too. Do you agree the law should be the same for both men and women?

Yes
39%
1,209 votes
No
61%
1,891 votes

4. "A woman approached me after about 20 minutes of laying in the sun, asking me to put a top on, saying I was making her children uncomfortable," Bennett said. Do you think it was the children who were uncomfortable or the adults?

Children
4%
109 votes
Adults
40%
1,255 votes
Both
56%
1,736 votes
07/14/2019 News 3150 145 By: Tellwut

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