Women Plan Asheville Protest For Right To Go Topless

Women who believe it's unfair that men can take off their shirts while they can't will bare their breasts at a demonstration for the right to go topless.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports Thursday that the demonstration is planned for Sunday in the city's downtown park.

Asheville Police spokesman Wally Welch says bared breasts won't violate state law since indecent exposure bans uncovered body parts below the waist.

Asheville protest organizer Livienne Love says the goal is raising awareness about gender inequality and pushing back against the social stigma that makes women uncomfortable to go topless. Women are asked to go topless and men to wear bras or bikini tops.

More than a dozen U.S. cities are part of the protest organized by GoTopless.org.


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  • by Lady Godiva Location: next door on Aug 21, 2011 at 06:11 PM
    If "god" created sexual dimorphism then it should be celebrated not reviled like some of you provincial hypocritical "christians" seem to think. There is not god, never has been, never will be. I am sick and tired of you religious fools trying to judge others based on your misguided ethics.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Aug 22, 2011 at 01:21 PM in reply to Lady Godiva
      Really? Interresting and good luck with all that you just said.
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Aug 21, 2011 at 02:34 PM
    From what the news reported...a waste of time for the ladies and men that showed up. Of course all of the trailer park showed up! http://www.chron.com/news/article/NC-gender-equity-protest-urges-women-to-go-topless-2134484.php
  • by Cassie Location: Shelby on Aug 21, 2011 at 01:05 PM
    So is this all about male and female looking and being the SAME….SUCH AS UNISEX?? seriously? Wheres the fun in that??!!! Theres such thing as equal rights but when it comes to equality between the body parts of a male and female….unfortunately that will NEVER be looked at the same because GOD made US DIFFERENT from one another!!!!
  • by RdoubleD on Aug 21, 2011 at 04:23 AM
    In the immortal words of Sir Mixalot..."Put Em' On The Glass"!
  • by whatsnext? on Aug 19, 2011 at 01:29 PM
    this just sickens me. whats next women gonna complain they cant stand up to pee? (and aim accurately)! omg this is too terrible!!! anyone have directions to this place? :P
  • by Dobby Location: England on Aug 19, 2011 at 10:40 AM
    Dobby say this is the best news Dobby has heard in a long time! Dobby must tell 'arry Potter!
  • by J Location: NC on Aug 19, 2011 at 08:15 AM
    This is really stupid. Probably the stupidest thing I've heard in the last year. And I am a woman.
  • by OSOC Location: Washington on Aug 19, 2011 at 07:46 AM
    Just remember to roll them back up when you are done...geez.
  • by Renee Location: Here on Aug 19, 2011 at 07:15 AM
    Dern hippies!
  • by laura Location: greenville on Aug 19, 2011 at 06:38 AM
    Women may be in support of this, but Ladies are NOT. Maybe I was born too late, but I believe in leaving some mystery to the female form. Any woman willing to put it out for everyone to see doesn't just devalue herself, but the person she's with. Your husband should feel special because he sees you in a way that noone else will, as you will him. If anyone can have it, well...it's probably not worth having.
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      by Gumby on Aug 19, 2011 at 07:54 AM in reply to laura
      Women are a mystery. No man will ever fiqure out the inner complex workings of a womans mind.
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        by ANON on Aug 19, 2011 at 09:58 AM in reply to Gumby
        The older my wife gets the more I understand how crazy women really are. Logic has no place in a woman's mind.
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          by laura on Aug 21, 2011 at 02:29 PM in reply to ANON
          I have a feeling we're married.
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        by Hetroman on Aug 22, 2011 at 03:21 AM in reply to Gumby
        Thats cause they are all psycho!
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      by J on Aug 19, 2011 at 08:17 AM in reply to laura
      I could not have said it better myself. But you know there are so many in the world today (and men too) who will do anything with whatever walks by them. It's disgusting, no wonder there are so many STD's in the world.
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      by Richard on Aug 21, 2011 at 09:03 AM in reply to laura
      Laura, You are a Lady, I am thankful we still have a few Ladies!
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