National Go Topless Day On August 22th 2010

August 22nd, 2010 is National Go Topless Day. Last year it did not seem there was much prior notice about it but there were plenty of articles posted after the fact. Most of the articles, like the one in the Daily News titled: “Topless women march in Central Park for right to bare breasts” chickened out and did not publish the photos of female nipples (men have photos of their nipples in the media all the time).
Note: Baring Breasts Is Legal Here (and Should Be Everywhere).
On July 7th of 1992 New York State’s highest Court. the Court of Appeals ruled in NY v Santorelli (80 N.Y.2d 875 600 N.E.2d 232) that laws prohibiting exposure of breasts were unconstitutional as they were based on gender and were not substantially related to any important governmental objective. All laws prohibiting the public exposure of female breasts were struck down since they contained “clear gender-based classification, triggering scrutiny under equal protection principles (see Craig v. Boren, 429 U.S. 190, 97 S. Ct. 451, 50 L.Ed.2d 397). This case is still the precedent in the State of New York. Bare Breasts are Legal.
GoTopless.org cites information provided by LegalFreedom.com as a source for its list of“10 successful cases recognizing women’s right to be topless in certain states or cities”

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2 Responses to “National Go Topless Day On August 22th 2010”

  1. Panty Buns Says:

    On August 22nd, 2010 Molly Hennessy-Fiske wrote an article in the The Los Angeles Times titled: “Topless protesters turn heads at Venice Beach”. The article was on the protest organized by gotopless.org demanding an end to gender discrimination with respect to going bare-chested in public.

    The next day there was an article in the Huffington Post titled: “Venice Topless Protest: Topless Protesters Gather At Venice Beach”.

    An article in the Gothamist was titled: “Opponents Call Topless Day March A ‘Lewd Spectacle’ “ . The article quoted LA march organizer Nadine Gary as having said “Some states, like New York, are supposedly ‘top free’, but in 2005 Phoenix Freel was arrested for going topless. She later won $29,000 for wrongful arrest.”

    An article titled: “Keeping abreast of National Go Topless Day” in Cal Coast News quoted Nadine Gary as saying “U.S. cities and st6ates not recognizing women’s topless rights must be relentlessly sued to make them conform with gender equality”.

    There were also rallies held in Nine U.S. cities including New York City, San Francisco, Miami Beach, and Austin.

    Most news outlets wimped out and either did not cover the event or did not publish the topless photos, although they did publish photos of some of the men who donned bikini tops or bras to making the point that the standards should not be unequal for the genders. After all, why would they want to highlight the fact that most of them have been preaching illegal gender discrimination for years?

    If you were at one of the Got Topless Day Rallies i hope you will comment or try to get some coverage and get the news out. The prude-bigots should not have the internet all to themselves.

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