I've Been Asked To Tour NYC With Topless Women! Should I Go?

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An intriguing email invite just came my way while I was sitting around pinching my nippies:

"I am a Women's and Gender Studies professor at the University of Miami and a Topfreedom activist since 1996. Quite simply, Topfreedom is the right for women to be bare-chested any time/place a man can take his shirt off.

"In America, we are deeply socialized to associate breasts with sexuality. This necessitates the philosophy and movement of Topfreedom, and there are a host of reasons why topfreedom should be a leading human rights priority. Topfreedom may help ease the scourges of objectification, legal gender discrimination, body hate, sexual insentience, disordered eating, and hazardous breast enhancement surgery.

"Women won the right to be topfree in the state of New York in the 90s. Yet, when I practice Topfreedom (walking around NYC bare-chested) it is one of the most intimidating experiences of my life. I thought you could make this city walk with me this year and see the sexualization, harassment, and objectification I endure in my natural state.

"On our topfree walk around the city we can have coffee topfree at the aptly named B Cup Café in the East Village, attempt to go the Met, take a topfree subway ride, stroll through the Upper East Side, go browsing at The Strand, visit the New York Public Library Rose Reading Room, give an impromptu reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, or take it impressionist style and have a 'half-naked' lunch in Central Park."

Should I go?

And how should I dress?

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14 comments
Bruce
Bruce

Go for it.  Go without a shirt so it's clear you are both in the same state of dress/undress, and see how each or both of you are treated.Men usually get a free pass...women are abused by the hoi paloi.Good luck...don't forget the photographer...and sun screen.

Movielover
Movielover

Go, darlink!  Put in a word for tops going around being free!

Manny_Espinola
Manny_Espinola

Go in a muscle t-shirt, process the experience and write a 300-word report about it

VonD
VonD

Do it, girl, just DO THE DAMN THING!

bumper
bumper

Go.One more  bare  chest  in  the crowd  can  only  help  the cause.

Andy Golub
Andy Golub

It's important to follow up our beliefs with action. It's an important issue, because it speaks to how we see eachother. I hope you find your way to New York....Andy Golub, NYC public bodypainter

LIMEN !
LIMEN !

Go for it! After all what's left for you to do with your life. You've burned a hell of alot of bridges! I suggest to go with some really man-boob body painting. And do some of that hip swish-swirling that you did in that old zombie movie that you did way back when. Give em leg, with a pair of 7 inch spiked heels. And add a pair of black mesh panty hose, And the largest pair of maxi-eyelashs. I'd say it's your call on your choosing on the lipstick and eyeshadow. But do choose you eye liner prudently. And go proud and whorishly! ENJOY!

Ha-Boob
Ha-Boob

It Depends. If the women are wearing pasties or stars, don't go. If the women are au naturale, definitely, go for it...

Ynnocence
Ynnocence

Emulate the ladies in the pic. Bottomless with body paint. Lots of it ... but only in front.

latenitebump
latenitebump

don´t be a boob! do it for the exposure.

is this a day or night tour? take the staten island ferry! take in the stock exchange! go to a yankees game! sitting in the dark movie theater might be too cold. what about coney island? browsing topless at the strand or topless poetry reading seems too low key.

catching taxi´s should be a breeze!(and before you go...ask for photographs!)

dress: casual and light. does a see thru or mesh top count? show a little ankle! don´t go nude but some skin to show your support (oops!)

Jonster
Jonster

"don´t be a boob! do it for the exposure."

LOL!!

Steffi
Steffi

Go without a shirt on.

Parvenu
Parvenu

Do it! It'll be the only shocking thing left for you.

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