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25-Jul-2019,
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GoTopless embraces G7 ‘gender equality’ agenda on GoTopless Day and demands Equal Topless Rights be enforced all Western Democracies

 New York City, Aug 19 - The women's organization, GoTopless embraces the timely ‘gender equality’ agenda proposed by the G7 during their summit in Biarritz, France on Aug 25 as the 7 nations leaders announced their intention ‘to make equality between women and men a major global cause’.

GoTopless, inspired by world Spiritual leader and human rights activist, Rael, has been leading the fight for gender topless equality since 2007. 

GoTopless Day demonstrations invariably fall on Aug 26, Women's Equality Day or on the Sunday closest to this date, like this year. And, as fate would have it,  GoTopless Day 2019 will take place during the French G7 summit.

On Aug 25, in NYC, Los Angeles and countless other cities and communities, women and men will stand up topless for equality, some with masks of Donald Trump and a vulva drawn below the belt to remind Americans of the true reason for topless gender inequality, ie, what’s between their legs. In the demonstrations, women will go topless with a picture of a penis in their front to denounce current topless gender discriminatory laws.

"Topless rights have been the exclusive privilege of men for over 80 years!  It is about time Western Heads of State denounce the fact that human rights are dictated strictly according to one’s vulva or penis”  states Nadine Gary, Raelian Guide and president of GoTopless. 

GoTopless exposes nipple inequality and denounces the abysmal bodily repression still inflicted on women by Abrahamic religions in the 21st century and carried out by obsolete prudish laws even today. 

“A law that unilaterally criminalizes women for going topless in public begets  ‘sexual violence against women’” says Gary, “and it is one of the causes the G7 intends to overcome”.  

Gary adds: “It hypersexualizes women’s chest and creates a disrespectful reaction in many men, reinforcing a macho attitude among them”.

GoTopless members agree with G7 leaders that women must be educated. 

"Women must be educated to embrace their bodies from the youngest age” says Gary,  “and our laws must validate this cultural shift by unequivocally adopting gender topless equality.  Already 35 US states are legally topless on paper but the law is not enforced.”  https://gotopless.org/topless-laws

 

"And, many women are concerned about going topless because of the fear of being harassed" Gary remarks  "Steep fines must be put into place to deter men from doing so"

"Eventually, both men and women will become accustomed to seeing female breasts in public.  Women will grow the confidence to exercise their topless rights and men will develop the respect to be comfortably in their presence." Reassures Gary

The G7 nation leaders have agreed to show concrete legal progress when they reconvene next year.

“The timing couldn't be more adequate” rejoices Gary  “Aug 26, 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of Women's Equality Day which commemorates the passing of the 19th amendment. It will be the perfect date to enact topless equality at the Federal level in the USA.”


21-Aug-2018,
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11th annual GoTopless Day, Aug 26: Constitutional Gender Topless Equality means “all or none”.

 

Las Vegas, NV, Aug 23 - The 11th annual GoTopless Day will take place in cities across the US, Canada and worldwide on August 26 in commemoration of Women Equality Day (the passing of the 19th amendment).

"As long as men are allowed to be topless in public, women should have the same constitutional right” stated Maitreya Rael, international spiritual leader of the Raelian Movement who inspired the creation of the women’s organization, GoTopless in 2007.

“This would seem a straightforward argument” noted Nadine Gary, president of GoTopless and Raelian Guide “but in high courts, topless activists are being confronted with judges’ claims that ‘morality’ and ‘people’s sensibilities’ supersede constitutional gender equality.”

“Our request for a hearing of the Gotopless court case Sonoko vs The City of Chicago was turned down by the U.S. Supreme Court a few months ago” Gary explained “so the fate of Topless Equality is currently left to each State though 33 of them are legally topless”.

“Morality, then, is the only ‘legal’ argument blocking  topless equality ” emphasizes Gary “and it is deeply rooted in the Judeo-Christian values of shame and guilt”.

“But what could be immoral about a human body part allegedly made in the image of "the creator(s)" as the Bible reminds Christians and Jews?” Gary pondered. "‘People’s morals’ and ‘sensibilities’ are highly subjective and not necessarily constitutional as most judges admit. Women's right to vote was once considered indecent and yet, when challenged by enough of them, the Constitution rightfully prevailed".

“Now, if courts decide that women’s topless rights are just too challenging for ‘people’s morals’ and ‘sensibilities’ in Western Democracies in the 21st century,  then there is only two viable options to preserve constitutional gender equality: “men should be forced to wear something to hide their chests,” as Rael declared a decade ago and/or "thousands of women should take on the streets topless” adds Gary.  Their peaceful nipples shall overcome the local forces who won't have enough time to fine or lock them all.”

The  goal of Gotopless is to inspire both actions in US streets and in all Western democracies, on August 26th because  equal means all or none !

Refer to the gotopless ‘boob map’ to locate a GoTopless event around the world on August 26th.


19-Mar-2018,
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Gotopless activist files a petition in U.S. Supreme Court

Chicago, IL - March 19 - On March 12, 2018, after 4 years of inconclusive court battles, Sonoko Tagami, member of the woman's organization GoTopless has filed a petition in the U.S. Supreme Court through attorney Joel Flaxman. 
 
"Sonoko is appealing before the Supreme Court to finally lay to rest the constitutional challenge of whether men and women have equal gender rights when it comes to topless rights".  states Nadine Gary, GoTopless president.
 
 
"Ms. Tagami decided to take her case to court and sued the City of Chicago in order to challenge the blunt gender discrimination she had been the victim of" explains Gary.  "Since its inception 11 years ago, GoTopless has always claimed that equal topless equality is protected by the US constitution and that if the courts rule otherwise, then men will need to be forced to cover up their chest in public thus preserving gender equality". 
 
"That was the claim made by Spiritual leader, Maitreya Rael, a relentless defender of equal rights when he recommended the creation of GoTopless in 2007"  informs Gary.
 
'Now, the central legal question before the Supreme Court judges is whether 'traditional moral norms' really take precedence over the Equal Protection clause in the US Constitution as the 7th District judge panel ruled last year when presented with Tagami's case." states Gary
 
"Many traditional moral norms have justified countless reprehensible, unconstitutional acts in our country's history"  says Gary, "And, thankfully they don't hold up to the supreme law of the land. 
 
"In today's society, a favorable ruling for gender topless equality would also have a major impact on the #metoo movement sweeping our country right now"  says Gary. "When women are given unequivocal equal rights not only in mind but in body as well, our traditional, chauvinist moral norms will gradually give way to a more respectful rapport between the sexes." 
 
"Topless equality speaks volumes to empower womanhood and free everyone from the shackles of Judeo-Christian guilt and shame".  concludes Gary
 

 

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