I like to think that there's always been some seriousness of purpose stowed away inside those jokes about protest babes. But whatever the appeal is, they have become a trademark of this site. Which is why even though there's nothing I can say that you haven't heard already or felt yourself, I feel compelled to post this small tribute to a genuine beauty, and to acknowledge that while a sense of humor is important even in dire situations, there's a time for tears, and rage, as well.
Update. I changed the photo since there's some dispute over whether the one I posted yesterday is actually Neda.
Rough translation of BBC News caption: If we're gonna keep running photos of this shit, you're gonna have to come through with more protest babes.
Send me links if you find any. This site is not about to abandon its beat in a time of crisis.
(New pics after the jump)
Last Saturday was National Go Topless Protest Day! I mention this in case you don't keep abreast of such matters. Gothamist, which doesn't always stay on top of toplessness itself, covered the Central Park demonstration with photographs that are NSFW even though they are just as revealing as that SFW steroid shot in the preceding post. The world can be unjust that way.
Gothamist identified the founder of GoTopless.org as Raël, but it took a while for commenters to realize that the founder was that Raël—you know, the leader of Raëlism. Not to be confused with Realism, Raëlism is a sexy little "UFO religion" that has also gotten attention by associating with Hugh Hefner and Playboy and claiming to have created a human clone. Remember that?
If you're not afraid of brainwashing, check out this trailer for National GoTopless Day (slightly NSFW)...
...and check out the Venice Beach demonstration (NSFW).
There are two things the entire Western hemisphere can agree on: being a hot chick is the best way to get your picture taken at a political protest. And Bush is Hitler.
Photos via Yahoo & Wonkette. Previous entries in this series here.
They refuse to rally for neo-Nazis, but as long as the price is right a new type of German mercenary will take to the streets and protest for you. Young, good-looking, and available for around 150 euros (£100), more than 300 would-be protesters are marketing themselves on a German rental website.
They're here, they're hott, get used to it! The march of the democracy babes can't be stopped. Now they're out on the streets demanding freedom in... New Zealand as two topless women protested a visit by totalitarian monarch Prince Charles.
The message written on the body of the (apparently white) woman above: "get your colonial shame off my breasts."
Anyway, now we know what Courtney Love has been up to.
Update: For perhaps the first time ever, I'm going to agree with Glenn Reynolds, who notes that "as means of political competition in the Mideast go" the hot babe battle is "better than truck bombs." Also, people are noticing that other than the girl, the crowd is exclusively male, because the rally is supposed to be men only. Hey, wait a second: is that lady a dude? I had no idea Hezbollah was so progressive.
Update: Otty has a whole series of Lebababes (NSFW -- not the pictures themselves, unfortunately, but other stuff on Otty's site). He's even spotted two decent looking chicks in a Kuwaiti protest. Freedom is on the march!
Meet the new face of Democracy. She's young, she's hot, and she's ready to
party vote. Who is this babe and how did both Newsweek and The Economist find her? Is she the hottest chick in Lebanon, or the only hot one? Is this her too? I say it could be, but my colleague Bruno (there's your hat tip) says she doesn't have the same "fuck me, I'm free" look.
Update: for the moment, she's on the front page of Newscom (no permalinks sorry, but it's very similar to the Yahoo pic). Is this her? And what about the babe on page 16 of the Weekly Standard? Is it possible that all Lebanese girls look alike -- and hot?
Update: Yes, it's very possible. Details after the jump.