February 23, 2013

The Science Behind San Francisco's Nudity Ban

Peter Lollo, KQED


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News flash – as of February 1st, 2013, public nudity is illegal in San Francisco. But well before the law went into effect, it generated a tremendous amount of debate. Lines were drawn between freedom of expression and freedom from someone else’s expression, with abundant moral, cultural, and legal arguments on both sides. That is all well and good, but in our data and research-driven culture, how might a scientific perspective bear on the debate over baring oneself?

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TAGGED: Psychology, San Francisco, Nudity

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