September 19, 2013

Public masturbation okay in Sweden as long as you're not looking at anybody in particular?

The TIME headline is pretty deceptive. The court threw out a "sexual assault" charge. It might still be "disorderly conduct."

13 comments:

Bob_R said...

So, if you do it you'll go blind, but once you go blind you can do it all you want.

traditionalguy said...

Swedish public masturbating perverts are now free at last, thank God Almighty free at last.

Let's hope the Christians don't repress them again.

Mark O said...

Father, why do these words sound so nasty?


Roux said...

Unbelievable.

n.n said...

Please don't.

The Godfather said...

My libertarian side generally welcomes increases in freedom, even when it involves freedoms that I would not personally want to exercise. Then something like this comes up, and my conservative side says, Do you really want to live in a community in which people masturbate in public?

EDH said...

The district court of Södertörn tossed out the charge on the grounds that he didn’t look at anybody while fondling himself. The court ruled he had committed no offense, as he did not direct his “activities” at any particular target.

You're the legal expert: does Farrah's nipple put me in the clear or doesn't it?

El Pollo Raylan said...

One step closer to apehood.

SJ said...

Was the defendant named Diogenes?

Lem said...

Look out... someone may be gaining on you.

Tarrou said...

Sexual assault for jerking off? Isn't that kind of mutually exclusive? Good call for the court, IMO, though I hope they can him for something.

Just because someone is doing something wrong doesn't mean they are doing X thing wrong. At this rate they'll be charging jaywalking as sexual assault within the decade.

Clyde said...

If you're going to choke your chicken, you should do it in your own coop.

Maybe we could get the Muppet Show's Swedish Chef to do a public service announcement to that effect, complete with squawking bug-eyed Muppet chickens.

Tom said...

Come on people... This is absurd!