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30 naked women in NYC lay down in the snow to spell out "NO BUSH"(16 posts)

30 naked women in NYC lay down in the snow to spell out "NO BUSH"Tig
Feb 8, 2003 1:34 PM
This had to be the most eye-catching protest so far this year! A similar one was staged in Australia. I wonder if shaving was involved?! (sorry, but it had to be mentioned!)

AP News:
In New York's Central Park, 30 women staged an anti-war protest Friday morning by shedding their clothes and lying down in the snow, arranging themselves so that their bodies spelled out the words "No Bush.''
Aw man, why dont they do cool things like that in my town?? nmBigburlymtnman
Feb 8, 2003 1:45 PM
live it up.Sintesi
Feb 8, 2003 7:57 PM
Wow! We'll see how much press, sounds like another day in the park to me. God bless 'em.
what if they got out of order?DougSloan
Feb 8, 2003 8:35 PM
"ON BUSH" That I'd pay to see.
Feb 9, 2003 2:19 PM
Use the H to form the double exclamation. I thought all the naked women were all over in Afghanistan flushing out Taliban with their nakeness. Either that, or sending me spam.
Feb 9, 2003 5:22 AM
Gotta see a picture. Afterall, this is a historical event. I want to see it only from a historical perspective. Paul
I'm sure there are some out thereTig
Feb 9, 2003 11:47 AM
Of course the standard news sites had only text. Try looking st or some place similar. I first saw the story on CNN. They used helicopter shots!
Its all a big tease. nmKristin
Feb 9, 2003 10:28 AM
re: 30 naked women in NYC lay down in the snow to spell out "NO BUSH"cp123
Feb 9, 2003 4:12 PM
This made the headlines in virtually all the Australian papers on the weekend.

Anti-war feelings laid bare in a stark message to Howard
Date: February 9 2003

By Rachel Browne

In a twist on the traditional protest rally, 750 women shed their clothes to express their rage against the proposed war in Iraq.

The women congregated in a paddock at the small town of Federal outside Byron Bay yesterday, using their naked bodies to spell out "No war" in giant letters.

Singer and songwriter Grace Knight, who helped organise the Disrobe to Disarm protest, said she was overwhelmed by the support she had received.

"We only needed 67 women to turn up, but we got 750," she said.

"It was just one of the most electrifying things I have ever experienced. These 750 women are desperate to let the Prime Minister know that they do not agree with his decision to join the proposed war on Iraq."

Similar protests have taken place in Europe and the US, where about 30 women braved freezing temperatures in New York's Central Park to spell out "No Bush" in the snow.

Warm conditions on the NSW North Coast were kinder to Australian protesters.

"It just shows how strongly women feel about this," said Knight, former lead singer with the 1980s band the Eurogliders.

"These women came here today because they feel they are being lied to by our Government and they feel their dissent is not being heard."

While Knight said she and her fellow peaceniks were not all comfortable with the idea of posing nude, they were convinced by the importance of the cause.

"We want to let John Howard know that we are not happy and if it takes lying naked in a paddock to get the message across so be it," she said.

Knight became involved while writing material for her new album. So distracted by the threat of war that she couldn't concentrate on her music, she decided to get her female friends together so they could make their voices heard.

News of the rally spread by word of mouth and chain emails. The women were told to meet at a marshalling point at Federal before being taken to a secret location for the photograph.
re: 30 naked women in NYC lay down in the snow to spell out "NO BUSH"Skip
Feb 9, 2003 7:03 PM
Not the exact reference, but maybe this will help titilate the masses:
re: 30 naked women in NYC lay down in the snow to spell out "NO BUSH"Skip
Feb 9, 2003 7:09 PM
And for those desiring more bare facts:
TA DA! - Da Kine is found. (nm)Skip
Feb 9, 2003 7:15 PM
I am mystified...mohair_chair
Feb 10, 2003 8:05 AM
What the hell does "NO BUSH" mean? I always wonder what the point is with stupid stunts like this that don't seem to be grounded in reality. Is Bush supposed to step down as President? Wouldn't "DOWN WITH BUSH" make sense? I guess that requires a lot more bodies.

As a general rule, if you are going to protest something, make your point understandable! "NO BUSH" is just stupid. For all we know, maybe they are talking about shaving....

At least the Aussies were smart enough to go with "NO WAR." It's pretty obvious what they are talking about. Plus, it's summer down there!
Ummmm... you are missing somethingjtolleson
Feb 10, 2003 9:05 AM
"No bush" in a protest of naked women isn't just political, it is funny. "Down With Bush" loses the latter.

You are so busy criticizing that you missed the spoof entirely, it seems. Or are you not familiar with the term "bush" to refer to a woman's pubic hair?

NO BUSH! Get it?
Feb 10, 2003 9:45 AM
I got the irony. I just had no idea it was a spoof. The coverage (ha ha) I've seen didn't think so either. And I've yet to see any pictures showing pubic hair or lack of it, although I haven't been looking all that hard. Maybe in other parts of the country this is a big deal, but there were women doing the nude spellout thing in several locations around the Bay Area a month ago.

Feb 10, 2003 9:23 AM
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it. E. B. White (1899 - 1985)