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30-Jun-2012,
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Tags: rihanna, NYC

Photo of Rihanna exercising her topless rights in NYC banned from Facebook page

Photo of Rihanna exercising her topless rights in NYC banned from Facebook page;
GoTopless.org to hold Aug. 26 rallies to secure women’s topless rights


Facebook has informed Nadine Gary, president of the organization GoTopless (gotopless.org), that it is temporarily freezing her Facebook account because she posted a photo of Rihanna in which the celebrity appeared without wearing a top in NYC.

Gary said a Facebook representative told her that the picture, which Gary had posted on Facebook on behalf of GoTopLess, violated the social media site’s rules of decency.
“GoTopless is an activist women’s organization devoted to promoting women’s constitutional right to go topless in public,” Gary said in a statement released this morning. “The U.S. Constitution clearly upholds gender equality, and that principle should apply to laws dealing with the right to go topless as well as to the right to vote, bear arms and do many other things.”
Gary said Rihanna was seen exercising that right in New York City back in March, when she was seen going topless to a casual evening dinner.


18-Aug-2011,
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Press release: GoTopless Aug 21, 2011 is National GoTopless Day

With the slogan, “Topless equal rights for all or none,” GoTopless.org is summoning men across America to cover their chests on Aug. 21 in the name of equal rights.

On that day, for the fourth consecutive year, the U.S.-based organization will stage a national GoTopless Day protest to proclaim a woman’s constitutional right to go bare-chested in public. During the protest, while participating women go bare, male participants will cover their chests with bikini tops or bras to proclaim equal rights for both genders.

Sound ridiculous?

“It’s no more ridiculous than women having to wear tops at all time in this double-standard, topless battle that’s being waged in public and in the courts,” said Nadine Gary, president of GoTopless.org.

For Rael, spiritual leader of the Raelian Movement and founder of GoTopless.org, the equation is simple: "As long as men can go topless, either women should have the same constitutional right or men should also be forced to wear something that hides their chests.”

“We will force men to legally cover up if women can’t go bare,” agreed Gary, who is also a Raelian priestess. “After 4 years, our national protests are starting to bear fruit, for a growing number of women across the country are reaching out to us. They’re beginning to feel empowered by our demonstrations and the constitutional message we bring.”


04-Jul-2011,
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Tags: slut, slutwalk

GoTopless supports Slut Walk

The affiliates of GoTopless.org have been closely following the developments of the Slutwalk Movement since its inception and we embrace it 100%! This is how the worldwide Slut Protest began: a Canadian police officer advised women "to avoid dressing as sluts" if they did not want to be harassed.

Our plight for Constitutional equality in topless rights, we are encountering "moral" opposition on the basis that women's breasts in public may arouse sexual desire and therefore must be duly outlawed at all cost! (Of course, what part of the woman's body is not likely to arouse sexual desire, suggesting that a burqa would be the best alternative to barrage all sexual provocation!) This legal battle to go topless in public is "naturally" associated with the plight of "sluts" by repressed minds who have a pathologically distorted view of sexuality, of the human body in general.

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