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On Women’s Day, March 8, from Iran to North Carolina, GoTopless calls upon topless women to ‘occupy’ planet Earth
Azizmoradi, head of GoTopless Iran and a female Iranian Raelian Imam, said today that she applauds Iranian female activists in Stockholm, Sweden, for holding a topless demonstration yesterday.
“It was held in protest of women being forced to wear the Hidjab in their home country [Iran] when men aren’t,” Azizmoradi explained, adding that the demonstrators were sported body slogans like “My nudity, my body, my right.” “I admire these women for having the courage to overcome repressive religious education and stand against oppression,” she said. “Too many women activists are imprisoned and tortured in Iran.”
Nadine Gary, president of GoTopless and a U.S. Raelian priestess, said she denounces the actions of politician Tim Moffitt, who recently introduced a bill in North Carolina that would make it a felony for a woman to show her nipples in public.
“This law wouldn’t apply to male nipples,” Gary said. “Iran is often singled out for human rights violations, but similar violations are about to be voted into law in a state that’s part of the leading democracy. Gender inequality is rampant in both societies!”
According to Azizmoradi, more and more Iranian women, including actress Golshifte Farahani and Maryam Namazie, are using nudity and sensuality to emphasize social injustices.
“We notice the same trend in North America and Europe with the Sexextremist group Femen and Slutwalks,”Gary commented.
Azizmoradi and Gary agree that women worldwide have a converging message for Women’s Day 2013.
“They’re emancipating themselves and standing up to use their bodies, sensuality and sexuality as they please,”Gary said. “They’re breaking away from patriarchal societies and religions that controlled their lives, especially their bodies, for centuries.”
“What do men like Moffit and Ahmadinejad do for the world while oppressing women?” Gary asked. “They just spread greed, corruption, suffering and pollution. It’s Earth’s women, empowered by femininity, who need to occupy the planet! As spiritual leader Rael, founder of Gotopless and a fervent defender of women’s rights, said, “Send the men to watch football while women straighten out this mess on Earth before it’s too late.”
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GoTopless Vows to Fight N.C. ‘Nipple Ban’ Legislation
“Though we’ve explained our viewpoint many times during GoTopless rallies over the last two years, politicians are still missing the entire point,” said GoTopless President Nadine Gary in a statement released today. “Our rallies are aimed at bringing attention to a serious matter of unconstitutional, unequal treatment: In much of the United States, women are still persecuted or arrested for going topless, while men aren’t.
If Moffitt’s bill becomes law, that law will clearly be unconstitutional, since men will enjoy a privilege denied to women.”
Gary added that although the U.S. Constitution and many state constitutions emphasize equality under the law, the issue of equal topless rights has been unjustly ignored.
“To uphold the U.S. Constitution, Representative Moffitt should honor its references to equality,” Gary said. “Instead, he’s attempting to widen the inequality gap when he should either be protecting women’s rights to go topless in his state or striving to see that men’s nipples remain equally private.”
Ironically, GoTopless rallies themselves are responsible for the proposed bill, according to Gary.
“Moffitt’s bill stems from the topless rallies our organization held in Asheville, North Carolina, in 2011 and 2012,” Gary explained. “But even if it passes, our rallies will continue, with the insistence that men also be jailed for nipple exposure. All we’re insisting upon is equality: either equal rights to go topless or equal punishment for violating a law that’s applied equally to both genders.”
Topless rights are one of the few areas of gender equality that haven’t been addressed at a federal level, and GoTopless is determined to see that it is.
“In a country that now accepts women as frontline soldiers and encourages gay men and women to openly serve in the military, GoTopless members are confident that Representative Moffitt is choosing a battle he can’t win,” she said. “When this case reaches the courts, they’ll have no choice but to see this as a constitutional issue based on gender equality, which is the exact point we’re making.”
GoTopless Praises Porn Industry's Breast Cancer Research donations
What is it that makes money earned through the pornographic industry not worthy of cancer research? Is it because sex is considered "dirty" and "shameful" in our American subconscious and the reaction of the Komen's foundation is a mere reflection of it?
GoTopless disagrees with many feminist organizations who insist on disassociating women's breasts from sexual thoughts. Who are we kidding? Of course, breasts can be sexual! In fact, the whole human body can be sexually arousing once a human being has reached puberty. It is simply a fact of life. Human beings don't need to be desexualized, they need to be educated to respect one another as sexual beings as laws dictate. Bare breasts are not an invitation for rape!
Contrary to Komen's negative reaction, GoTopless encourages all breast cancer foundations to proudly accept donations from the pornographic industry and even openly partner with them. First, because pornography is a lucrative business and research could make considerable advances and second because it sends a powerful, positive message to our society and especially to women. Currently, women continuously inhibit their sexuality in order to save their "good girl" reputation or, if they live out their sexuality, it is with guilt and they will often resort to drugs and alcohol to help dissipate it. Inhibition and guilt are two powerful negative emotions that can create severe illnesses in one's body and maybe even breast cancer.
Some may argue that the pornographic industry exploits women as sexual objects which is detremental to a woman's self-esteem. In truth, the porno industry capitalizes on all human sexual fantasies, sometimes objectifying consenting male, female, transgender actors and everything in between. One day, these consenting human actors will be replaced by biological robots but in the meantime they are fulfilling this need in society as hairdressers, doctors, cashiers, lawyers, garbage collectors, teachers, etc... do in their respective fields.
So, why not "Fuck for the cure!" if it helps eradicate breast cancer way before our baby girls grow boobies?