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'Go-Topless Day' recognized in cities around the world

By Kevin Fitzgerald     Aug 26, 2012 in Odd News
New York - Protesters on Sunday came together for "Go-Topless Day" in major cities across the US and world. The demonstrations were organized to call attention to the inequality of topless rights between men and women.
According to Reuters (via Yahoo! News), around 30 different cities across the US were planning on holding demonstrations. About 10 other international cities were also expected to participate.
A group of protesters stood topless in New York City to protest what they feel are unfair laws against women going topless in public. The Gothamist reports that about 20 women were present with many more men who stood by to observe the event and take photos. Some of the men were said to be rather disrespectful, but no major incidents were reported from the event.
Another event was scheduled to be held in Washington DC in front of the White House.
The Inquisitr reports that Rael, a spiritual leader who started the event in 2007, stated:
“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.”
Nadine Gary, the president of the group that organized the event, pointed to some of the consequences that women may face if they go topless in public. She stated:
“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."
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