Yes, I believe that women should be banned from showing their breasts in public because a woman's body has been sexualized throughout history and allowing women to show their breasts in public will upset a lot of conservative minded people. Although some people now believe that a woman showing her breasts is the same as a man showing his chest, I do not believe it is the same because of the sexual nature of a woman's breasts. Woman should not be free to show their breasts in public.
But they still have not reached full equality with men. At least when it comes to taking off their shirts. Only one state has made it legal for women to walk around in public topless in the same manner that men do.
She has been appearing across the US bare-chested for three years as part of the topfreedom movement, which pushes for gender parity by challenging laws allowing men to be bare-chested in areas where women are not. Pictures of breastfeeding are now permitted but, infemale nipples on the site are still forbidden. The same rules do not apply to bare-chested men on the network.
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The state House of Representatives voted against making it a misdemeanor for women to show their breasts in public. Lawmakers in New Hampshire may have boosted the "Free the Nipple" movement on Wednesday when they voted against a law that would stop women from showing their breasts and nipples in public. That bill was drafted in part as a response to two women who went topless at a state beach and had their case thrown out in February.
Image courtesy of Free The Nipple. In Arizona, a woman can be arrested for indecent exposure if she exposes the areola or nipple of her breast if someone else is present. Thank goodness Hollywood red carpets, a place where nipples have been known to make surprise — or planned — visits, is not in Indiana and Michigan.
The other night, I went with a few friends of various genders, naturally to see a musical in downtown L. During this musical, there was a brief topless scene. And that unexpected reaction to a very modest amount of artistic, public nudity inspired me to write an 11 Points list.
Some activists even argue that banning women from being topless violates a woman's constitutional right to freedom of expression. Activists say yesbut the stakes of going topless in public are significantly higher. Ultimately, however, after interviewing attorneys general, private lawyers, law enforcement, and law professors in all 50 states, we came up with the map below:.
Due to a recent court ruling, It is now legal for women in the U. In Februarya U. District Court judge granted an injunction on an ordinance banning female toplessness in Fort Collins, Colorado.