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Yesterday, millions of men and women freed their breasts all over the world. The parades took place from Missouri to Geneva to celebrate Go Topless Day- where people bare their breast in public to poke at the inequality in the law and to destigmatize boobs. It is a day of celebration and protest to reduce  the shame around women's bodies, as discussed in Global Citizen.

The parades occur on the Sunday closest to Women’s Equality Day (Aug. 26 is the day women were given the right to vote in 1920 in the US). The movement began in 2007 and has grown into an empowering movement to protest laws that limit women's bodies. I am often left aghast at restrictions against breasts, such as rules on Facebook and Instagram that force women to cover or blur out their nipples. It is just a body part. Why should someone have to limit their body because someone else sexualizes it? How is that fair?


Even people that could not attend the parades showed their support through posting topless photos using #Nationaltoplessday and #Freethenipple.

Check out the quirky, awesome, and groovy  photos from yesterday's parades to protest sexist laws and spread self-love.






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Top Photo Courtesy of Instagram

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Patricia is a writer, activist, and aspiring journalist. She likes writing about politics, sexuality, and feminism. She is a bit of a wanderer and has lived in Morocco, Australia, and India. Recently moved to Brooklyn, she is currently learning to navigate NYC subways.

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