Jen Moss: Oregon
lady to go naked to the Fourth of July parade
Moss has been known as "The Naked Lady" in Ashland, Oregon, ever
since she moved to the town from California, when she found out
that the local laws require people to cover only their genitalia
in public. Since she moved in Ashland from Ojai, California
(where she was known as "Pastie Lady" or "Earth Friend Jen"),
Jan Moss was often spotted around town riding her bicycle
topless, an act, Moss says, which provoked harassment by the
California police in the past. But this year Jen Moss will push
the Oregon's town decency laws to their limits - she has applied
for an entry to the annual 4th of July parade and plans, of
course, to participate while wearing nothing but a G-string.
The local Chamber of Commerce says
that's contrary to the rules for the family celebration, but Jen
Moss says she'll sue if she can't parade as she desires.
According to a post she made online, the Naked Lady plans
"wearing only a hemp G-string and blowing a conch shell" during
the parade. "We don't feel that someone in the parade who is
topless or nearly naked is appropriate for a family audience.
She's welcome on any other day of the year to do that. But not
on the Fourth of July while in the parade," parade chairman
James Kidd was quoted. If this story pick up national attention,
odds makers are sure to post odds on the outcome.