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GoTopless: a cultural revolution to change the world
August 22, Las Vegas, NV – On August 28, the women's rights organization GoTopless will hold its 9th annual Go Topless day in the US and around the world triggering a cultural revolution that will change the world according to a statement released today by GoTopless.
GoTopless pride parades and other events will take place in the legally topless cities of New York, Toronto, Vancouver as well as topless discriminatory cities such as Los Angeles, Paris, Berlin, Geneva, and over 60 other cities worldwide.
The GoTopless cultural revolution specifically targets the age old, sexist, Monotheistic, male dominated culture that still plagues our society today.
Maitreya Rael, spiritual leader of the Raelian Movement whose adamant support of gender equality inspired the creation of the GoTopless Movement in 2007 states: "Muslims are criticized for forcing their women to wear a burqa or a niqab but it is the exact same sexist mindset that forces Western women to wear a top in public". He adds that hypocritical politicians are quick to support gender equal rights but under no circumstances would they advocate for gender topless equality!".
Rael explains that cultural revolutions are made of small details, contrary to what people think. He continues “The battle for equal topless rights appears insignificant compared to wars, violence, or child starvation and yet its achievement will have a direct healing impact on these male-created horrors."
The way GoTopless is changing the world is by pushing societies to give the exact same right to women as they do to men in all areas of their lives without exception, especially the taboo area of topless equality. It’s a blow to the core of male dominance since controlling women’s bodies has always been a leitmotif for that culture.
“Gotopless finally frees women from the body guilt and shame they have been formatted to dutifully endure for centuries. But it also frees the men from their obsessive behavior over breasts, a direct consequence to discriminatory topless laws” points out Nadine Gary, President of GoTopless.
Rael emphatically states that when women are fully empowered and in power, their caring nature as life bearers will be able to heal the unspeakable mess left in a world exclusively ruled by testosterone.
See Rael's thought-provoking speech (Aug. 14, 2016) on the importance of gender topless equality.
"It can be said that Equal Gender Topless Rights in the 21st century will empower women as much as equal gender voting rights in the 20th century." says Nadine Gary, President of GoTopless.
Go Topless and change the world!
See original song for equal gender topless rights that includes scenes of GoTopless Day events worldwide last year.
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GoTopless Pride Parade in New York City to mark 9h Annual GoTopless Day on Aug. 28
NEW YORK, August 23 – On August 28, the women's rights organization GoTopless will hold Go Topless Pride Parades and other events in New York, Los Angeles and over 60 other cities worldwide for the 9th annual GoTopless Day, according to a statement released today by GoTopless.
“Our goal is for equal gender topless rights to be enforced worldwide, freeing women's nipples,” said GoTopless Spokesperson Kasyo Perrier who leads GoTopless in NYC. "In New York, police will block off streets to let our GoTopless Pride Parade pass.” (see parade map below)
She said New York is the ideal location since it's already legal for women to go topless there.
“Since 1992, New York has been one of the world’s few cities to legally recognize women’s topless rights,” Perrier said, adding that the past year has helped to further that right elsewhere. “The movie ‘Free The Nipple’ was released, and actresses and performers like Scout Willis, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Iggy Azalea have been baring their nipples publicly in support,” she explained.
GoTopless is inviting both men and women to “stand up with topless pride” on Aug. 28 to honor the 96th anniversary of Women's Equality Day and to support the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.
“Spiritual leader, Maitreya Rael, who inspired the creation of GoTopless and founded the Raelian Movement, says there must be absolute equality between men and women to ensure the preservation of society,” Perrier stated. “Centuries of gender inequality and exclusive male rule created major planetary imbalances that could prove fatal to society. It’s time for change!”
She said enforcement of equal topless rights is a crucial aspect of gender equality.
“Dr. Marcus Wenner explains how banning the female bare chest harms brains of women and girls,” Perrier said. “It’s liberating and empowering for women to free their bodies from repression. Freeing nipples and bodies frees minds as well, restoring self-image and self-esteem. Therefore, our topless pride parades will overflow with bare breasts, joy and fun. A giant balloon in the shape of a pair of breasts will float in the NYC's sky. We’ll conclude at with a speech at the Dag Hammarsjold Plaza about GoTopless and the cultural revolution it is creating.”
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Venice Beach , CA GoTopless Pride Parade to mark 9th Annual GoTopless Day on Aug. 28
LOS ANGELES, August 23 – On August 28, the women’s rights organization GoTopless will hold Go Topless Pride Parades and other events in Los Angeles, New York and over 60 other cities worldwide for the 9th annual GoTopless Day, according to a statement released today by GoTopless.
“We’re working toward freeing women’s nipples and obtaining equal gender topless rights that are enforced worldwide,” said GoTopless Spokesperson Beatrice Charles, who leads the organization’s L.A. branch.
She said the Los Angeles Pride Parade will begin at Navy St./Boardwalk with speeches about topless equality and the ERA and conclude on Windward Circle.
A year ago in April, Venice Neighborhood Council Community Officer Melissa Diner had sponsored a resolution that would allow women equal topless rights on Venice Beach. It was adopted by a 12-2 vote, but still requires county and city approval before it can go into effect. That could take time.
“The Venice Neighborhood Council’s approval is a hopeful step forward after our 9 years of activism on Venice Beach,” Charles said. Now it’s time for the city and county to follow up by making equal gender topless rights a priority!”
Meanwhile, she added, GoTopless is inviting both men and women to “stand up with topless pride” on Aug 28 to honor the 95th anniversary of Women’s Equality Day and to support the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.
“Around the world, gender inequality over the centuries, including exclusively male leadership, caused imbalances that could destroy society,” Charles said. “Spiritual leader Maitreya Rael says society can be preserved only when there’s absolute equality between men and women.”
Enforcement of equal topless rights is a crucial aspect of gender equality, she explained.
“Scientific evidence shows that banning female toplessness damages brain pathways in women and girls,” Charles said. “We’re inviting women to free their bodies from repression and recover their self-esteem. Freeing the nipples frees minds!”