Human Rights Feminism and Women's Rights

Women’s Issues and Feminism

Blogs and articles about human rights, feminism and women’s issues as published by Young Naturists and Nudists America.

To learn more about nudist women specifically, you should visit: Nudist Girls and Naturist Women

Read our blogs and articles about feminism and women’s issues below:

Meet the Activist Establishing Women’s Topfreedom Across the Northeastern USA

| May 2, 2016 | 8 Comments

Interview With Chelsea, Topfreedom Activist & Author of the “Breasts Are Healthy” Blog Topfreedom is technically legal for women in most U.S. states and in many big cities. This is often due to the absence of any written law against it. That said, it has yet to become socially acceptable or commonplace for women to …
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Guide to Breasts, Body Image and Boobs in American Culture

| April 13, 2016 | 6 Comments

Female Breasts or Boobs and Mainstream Society Breasts – Most people have them, not everyone loves them but American culture clearly attaches a lot of importance to them. There exists an infatuation with female breasts in particular. This is evidenced in part by the many slang names we have for them – boobs, tata’s, jugs, …
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Naturist Women and A Story of Sexual Harassment

| April 8, 2016 | 34 Comments

Naturist Women and Issues With Sexual Harassment Online Guest Blog by: Stéphane Deschênes It can be tough for a woman to be a naturist on the internet. First they have to wade through a variety of websites that call themselves “naturist” or “nudist” but are just portals for people who like to objectify and hyper-sexualize …
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Naked News Alert: Teacher Forced to Resign After Student Leaked Nude Photo

| March 5, 2016 | 6 Comments

High School Teacher Forced To Resign and Blamed For Student Stealing and Distributing Her Nude Photo Leigh Ann Arthur, a mechatronics teacher in Union County, South Carolina, resigned after a nude photo of her was publicly shared by a 16-year-old male student. While Arthur was outside her classroom greeting students, this teenage student picked up …
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Nudist Women And Why Does Naturism Have a Lady Problem?

| February 22, 2016 | 41 Comments

Why Aren’t There More Women In Nudism / Naturism Today? It’s no secret to most in the naturist community that naturism has a lady problem. While men tend to flock far more easily to social nudity, as though it’s their life calling to be naked, women tend to be far less open to the experience. …
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Topless Laws and Topfreedom in New York State

| January 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

NY Laws On Topfreedom, False Arrests and Topfree Equality in NYC Like many U.S. anti-nudity laws, New York’s “Exposure of a person” law — Penal Code 245.01 — includes the female nipple when describing body parts that aren’t allowed to be shown / exposed in public. (With the exception of public breastfeeding.) HOWEVER, this part …
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Interview With Creators of The ‘Breast Bikini Ever’: The TaTa Top

| November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

YNA Interview: The Story of The TaTa Top With Robyn & Michelle Lytle Though more and more women have been challenging discriminatory topless laws, I think it’s going to be some time before topfree equality becomes the status quo in America. It is still basically illegal for women to go topfree in public in most …
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Are Transgender Nudists Welcome At Nudist Resorts?

| October 13, 2015 | 4 Comments

Reader Question: Transgender Nudists & Nudist Resorts We got this email recently from one of our readers asking about how or if transgender people are accepted at nudist resorts: “I am a 65 year old transgender MTF [male to female] woman who is also a nudist and a member of AANR. I’m just starting to …
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Free the Nipple and the Fallacy of Relative Privation

| October 2, 2015 | 9 Comments

Free the Nipple & Why we’re talking about nipples when there are way bigger problems in society In the spring 2015 issue of Bitch magazine (a feminist publication), there’s a review of the Free the Nipple movie. Like many other reviews of this film, it questioned some implausible plot points and “bad writing.” But that’s …
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The Desnudas of Times Square: How Painted Boobs Became NYC’s Biggest Threat

| August 24, 2015 | 4 Comments

The Desnudas: NYC’s Manufactured Controversy Over Painted Boobs The Story of the Desnudas Painted Boobs: Put “topless women” and “kids” in the same sentence and you’ve got some surefire click-bait for a news article. That was my thought when, in April of this year, the NY Post published an article about topless painted women preying …
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Justin Trudeau, Canadian Media and Topfreedom Rights

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

How the Canadian Media Undermines Topfreedom Equality For Women Guest blog by: Peter Allison (volleyball@bareoaks.ca) As Canadians are well aware, the federal election race is really heating up. The Liberal Party Leader, Justin Trudeau, could be the next Prime Minister of Canada, though if the Liberal Party did win, it would be a minority win …
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Fifty Shades of Gender Identity

| May 1, 2015 | 19 Comments

Fifty Shades of Gender Identity – Nudism From A Gender Misfit’s Perspective Guest blog by: Pat Heffernan As nudists and naturists in a textile-dominated conservative society, we deal with acceptance battles individually and as a group daily. I’ve certainly had my share of personal acceptance battles in social circles and especially in the workforce. I’ve …
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Clothed or Naked Online, Women Are Still Not ‘Asking For It’

| March 15, 2015 | 18 Comments

Sexual Harassment & Women Being Naked Online I’m a naturist, and I’m naked a lot… Most of the time in private or secluded places, but once in a while I’m topfree in public, or naked and covered in body paint in Times Square. This is how I live my life and how I express myself. …
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How I Became A Nudist Through Raelianism and GoTopless

| March 11, 2015 | 5 Comments

How I Became a Nudist and Joined the GoTopless Campaign Through the Raelian Movement Guest blog by: Judith S. The first thing people ask me when they find out I’m a nudist is, “When did you become a nudist?” The easiest way I can explain it is that being a member of the International Raelian …
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Evolvefest Community Flips Out Over Founder’s Transphobic Comments

| February 9, 2015 | 13 Comments

Evolvefest Founder David Bryson Calls Transgender People “Unnatural” and “Mentally Ill.” Has He Lost His Marbles? Evolvefest is one of the biggest annual yoga and music festivals in the U.S. It started 9 years ago and has most recently taken place on a working farm in Pennsylvania. Hundreds of yogis, modern-day hippies and spiritual people …
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