It appears that many women throughout the
believe they should have the same right to go without a shirt as men do. I
agree and for all the same arguments presented in this article. The only thing
that would surprise me is if ANYTHING would happen here in US as to "Go Topples Day."
This (Wichita) is the most socially conservative and anal retentive community
I have ever lived in. -សតិវអតុ Wichita
What do Miley Cyrus, Liv Tyler and Lena Dunham have in common? All three of them are passionately involved in a titillating cause that's ready to take the world on in a bare-chested brawl.
These women, and many other people of all genders, are part of the Free The Nipple movement.
The movement, which has over 90,000 tagged posts on Instagram and over 100,000 followers on their official Twitter account, aims to equalize the rights of men and women.
Throughout the nation, women who dare to bare can receive fines and even jail time. Even in places where female public toplessness has been legalized, such as
, women are
still arrested for this act. New York City
The Free The Nipple movement is not just about allowing women to walk around without shirts or breastfeeding in public.
Over the years society has turned a natural action into a shameful behavior. Women are expected to cover themselves for the sake of modesty.
Society's sexualization of the female body has become the ultimate roadblock in the way of allowing women the same rights as men. Men can walk around at a beach in
a top on and not be seen as sexual objects while a woman doing the same thing
would be gawked at. America
Though Free The Nipple (#FreeTheNipple) is getting a lot of attention in the world of social media, it is not the only movement attempting to normalize female toplessness.
Other organizations, such as GoTopless.Org and the Topfree Equal Rights Association, are fighting the same fight.
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