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On the 9th of November, iconic stripper, burlesque pioneer and San Francisco native Carol Doda passed away at the age of 78.  Before San Francisco was teeming with young tech bros and loaded start-up kids, Wi-Fi equipped Google buses and app-managed parks, it was a haven for the weird and the experimental. The San Francisco of the 1960s and '70s was an epicenter for counterculture, for communes, for hippies and druggies, for gays and Native and Latin Americans and artists and writers. Read More
 The New York Daily News and the New York Post totally lost their shit yesterday after topless Times Square performer Maria Diaz brought her 2-year-old daughter to work. The mother-daughter duo appeared with black paint across their chests; mom with a heart covering her breasts, while her daughter bore a simple stripe. Diaz and her daughter arrived on Broadway at 4 p.m., but it wasn’t long before police asked the black-gauze-donned-almost-naked-lady to put a t-shirt on the toddler.  Allegedly, tourists were revolted by a half naked baby. “That’s disgusting.... Read More
Prepare to get your girls out, because the Free the Nipple film trailer is finally here! If you’re someone who is generally not concerned with the liberation or censorship of half the population’s areolas, let’s back up a step and fill in the holes. In America today, there are 37 states that prohibit a woman from appearing topless in public, and that includes breastfeeding. Illegally exposing her nipple can result in up to three years in jail and a $2,500 fine. Read More
  I first discovered the comedian Tig Notaro at the movies. NPR’s This American Life was being livestreamed at various Regal Cinemas across the country one evening, and so I took myself on a date. Not only did I go to the movies in my pajamas and not have to share my popcorn with anybody, but I also had my first laugh-till-I-cried moment with Notaro. Best. Date. Ever. Tig Notaro has been featured in BUST before, but in case you don’t know who the comedian is, watch this video where she explains her love for the singer Taylor Dayne. Read More
  Yesterday, protesters in various cities joined the Ukrainian feminist group Femen for an international "topless jihad" to combat oppressive sexism in Muslim communities. The protest was inspired by Amina, the young Tunisian woman who was condemned by her country for posting topless photos of herself on the internet."Our boobs will be stronger than their stones" says a protester. Participants have posted photos from Paris, Milan, San Francisco, Montreal, and more.  Check out the Femen blog for updates on the movement. via news.com.au, Femen. Read More
19-year-old Tunisian feminist Amina, who posted the following photos of herself on the internet, has recently been delivered by her family to psychiatric care. The photos were first posted to the Femen-Tunisia webpage. The first photo displays the words "Fuck your morals" written in ink across her torso. The second one shows her smoking a cigarette, adorned with the Arabic words, "My body is my own and not the source of anyone's honor," in an effort to combat sexism in her Islamic community. Read More
Ukrainian feminist group Femen has become famous for their unique form of feminist activism: topless protests.  Since 2009, Femen activists have lifted their shirts in political and social demonstrations in Ukraine and Western Europe, using these shocking and eye-catching stunts to grab the attention of the media and to spread their message.  However, Femen is now moving to expand on a global level. Femen has just announced that they are now taking their topless protests around the world in order to highlight issues ranging from democratic violations to sexual exploitation. Read More
We recently spotted an interesting link floating around the internets courtesy of Racked.com, an interview with a woman who's been hanging out in the East Village...all out. Hats off, or tops off, rather, to Moira Johnston for her confidence. She's been going topless for a few weeks in New York in honor of the legality of the act. In fact, she insists, "It's to raise awareness that's it's legal for woman to be topless anywhere a guy can be without a shirt since 1992 here in New York State." That's news to me. Read More