A U.S.-based organization who claim that women have the same constitutional right that men have to go bare-chested in public. “As long as men are allowed to be topless in public, women should have the same constitutional right. Or else, men should have to wear something to hide their chests.”
There is an annual National Go-Topless Day held intentionally on August 26th, or on the Sunday closest to Women’s Equality Day. In our society, men and women are supposed to have equal rights. But women are commonly arrested, fined and humiliated for daring to go topless in public, a freedom men have had for decades. It is patriarchy that makes women’s bodies taboo and makes women’s bodies need to be covered and controlled. In the US, if we want to be in a culture that is better for women, we need to get over the exposure of women’s body being only sexual instead of allowing her to exist freely. You cannot counter the “sexualized woman” by simply covering her up.
Women are taught from an early age that our bodies and our breasts are more taboo than a man’s – that a man mowing the lawn bare-chested in the extreme summer heat is acceptable. A woman performing the same action would be borderline scandalous.
To protest this unconstitutional discrimination, GoTopless.org holds National Go-Topless Day events in cities nationwide. Thousands of women will be baring their chests that day in the name of equal rights, and we hope you’ll be there too!
On August 26, 1920, following a 72-year struggle, the U.S. Constitution was amended to grant women the right to vote. And in 1970, as an ongoing reminder of women’s equality, Congress declared August 26 Women’s Equality Day. But even in the 21st century, women need to stand up and demand that equality in fact – not just in words.
This Women’s Equality Day, celebrate and love your body!
Love & Revolution!
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