I have a story that you guys might love.
About a week and a half ago my college (UVM) had its end-of-the-semester Naked Bike ride. Twice a year (on the last day of classes usually), people gather to the central campus, naked, and go on a bike ride at about midnight. I think it's absolutely ridiculous, and I'm in the small minority that thinks so. Besides the fact that people are pretty much reduced to naked bodies, their dignity and respect stripped (no pun intended), there has been a large issue of groping and sexual harassment. Some people, strangely enough, can't figure out why this is so. There has also been a problem with drinking and destructive behavior. This last event was almost canceled due to the malicious behavior of both naked students and those on the sidelines. We even got a letter from the SGA president saying we've never had a year without it.
Not only that, but our college is apparently in a 22-25 million budget gap. And this Naked-Bike-Ride, which has been tradition for something years, has cost over $14,000 this year because our college wanted to discourage more violence by hiring more police and more student volunteers, buying more lights and barriers, and so forth. What's even better is that this money came from a bunch of student organizations, so that's our money that's going to this whole thing.
I was hiding out in our college Newman center with some friends, studying for exams that were the next day when the event took place. I could hear the huge mass of people from central campus (the place I live, so I kept the heck away) roaring, excited for the action. Other than the issue of whether it's fundamentally advisable to rip one's clothes off at midnight to go bike-riding around campus, this is Vermont we're talking about, so it was quite a snowy night. I was also wondering how people who were naked weren't dying from hypothermia.
Now in Vermont, it's illegal to strip in public, but it is perfectly okay to come out of your house naked or bike ride naked. What's the point?
I'm really glad that I have a group of people here who understand!