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EqualRights2EqualRights5One of the participants/advocates for equal rights to bare one’s chest, at the “Go Topless” Pride Parade, told LE she graduated from Kalamazoo College in Michigan,

At issue are the rights of topless women to work in Times Square, posing for pictures and tips, often times with young boys.

It seems that the institutions of higher learning in America are misleading and deforming their students regarding “the question of the relationship between the person and society, and the rights of the human person.” Jacques Maritain, The Rights of Man and Natural Law (Gordian, 1943)

The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States declares that no State shall “deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of the law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” Today in New York, people (especially children) are being denied equal protection from predators who are claiming equal rights.

Let us not say that the aim of society is the individual good or the mere aggregate of the individual goods of each of the persons who constitute it. Such a formula would dissolve society as such for the benefit of its parts, and would lead to an “anarchy of atoms.” Maritain

SandCastle-CalvinSeibertSandCastle-CalvinSeibert082215Calvin Seibert delivered a dose of cubist realism to Rockaway Beach today.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

NYNow-WhitneyNY NOW: the Market for Home & Lifestyle is underway and runs through Aug, 19 at the Javits Center.

We ran into the Whitneys, from Sarasota Florida today. He paints and she makes jewelry. They’ve been together for 47 years — “a loooonng time!” she said. Today they seemed happy and making great work together.

Photograph: Stephen Wise

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MummiesAtTheMet1Metropolitan Museum of Art, August 6, 2015

Photograph: Stephen Wise

Kids“What happened?”

Car-OnTheGreenPhotograph: Stephen Wise

CheckItDance2015bCheckItDance2015dCheckItDance2015cCheck It Dance Festival: A Celebration of Female Choreographers was held today along the East River, with dance choreographers and companies from around the country.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

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