Topless rally in New York
Women across the U.S. took their tops off to rally for the right to bare their breasts last Sunday.
Approximately two dozen topless women walked the streets of New York. Some held posters stating: “Free your breasts!” and “Equal Topless Rights For All.”
Gawkers swarmed the rallies in each city. They captured the moment with their cell phones and cameras.
According to the group who founded the annual Go-topless day, it is legal to be topless in certain cities of the U.S. Some of which are Asheville, Austin, Boulder, Colorado, Columbus, Honolulu, Madison, Portland, Oregon, and Washington.
Other states consider women going topless illegal.
Although many women want to fight for equality to go topless, there are criticisms about the rallies.
Two women interviewed during the New York rally says she doesn’t want the right to go topless. She wants women’s body’s to be less sexualized by men and the media.
Watch her comments here:
These women were participating in what they call ‘National Go-Topless Day.’ They want to get the same topless rights that men have.
Men also joined in the rally by removing their tops. Some were nearly naked, like Robert Burck. He was the Naked Cowboy in the rally. He performed with his guitar while women marched in Times Square.
In Venice Beach, California women came out wearing only their bikini bottoms and leaving the tops behind. It was the 5th Annual Go Topless Rally held in Venice Beach.
In Asheville, North Carolina, a rally was also held. About 2000 people turned up to watch or to support the cause.
Topless rally in Asheville, North Carolina