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Topless protest: 'free your breasts, free your minds'

A woman goes topless in English Bay in Vancouver, BC in August 2011 after a protest on National Go-Topless Day.

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An international women's organization whose mission is to gain "topless equal rights worldwide" says more breasts will be bared at its annual protest Sunday.

U.S.-based GoTopless announced Saturday that its annual protests will take place in 30 cities across the globe, "a marked improvement over last year."

Despite that, the group says discrimination against bare-chested women continues.

“Despite our recent victory in Toronto, where our annual protest has just been officially welcomed after being forbidden last year, we still have much ground to cover before being granted our constitutional right to go bare-chested wherever men can,” Go Topless president Nadine Gary said on the group's site. “Even with laws ensuring gender equality, women are still being arrested for going topless.

"The governments of the United States, Israel, France, the United Kingdom and Australia all supposedly guarantee gender equal rights. But Gotopless women have been clearly told they’re not free to go topless like men can, and that if they do, they will be fined and/or imprisoned.”

She said female demonstrators in Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, London, Paris, Puebla (Mexico) and Cartagena (Colombia) and elsewhere face arrest if they fail to wear tops at the August 26 event.
Gary shot back at those who call the public exposure of female breasts “a degradation” or “a humiliation of the women body.”

“Only a perverted mindset thinks that exposing a female breast is more humiliating than exposing a male breast,” she said. “Female breasts are as beautiful as men’s and they likewise come in all sizes.

"The only degradation that will be observed in the streets on August 26 is the degradation of male domination.”
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