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Feminism, Women’s Rights, and Gender Equality

Learn about issues having to do with feminism, gender discrimination, sexism and women’s rights in society.

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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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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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Our Naked Bodies: The Humanist Experience Podcast

| December 2, 2015 | 3 Comments

Naturism & Body Image on The Humanist Experience Podcast Ep 4: “Our Naked Bodies” I recently contributed to a new podcast called The Humanist Experience hosted by Seráh Blain and Evan Clark. They describe the show as a: “series where we seek out radical experiences that educate our emotions and expand our world.” They define …
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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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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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Why I’m Getting Naked & Painted At NYC Bodypainting Day

| July 17, 2015 | 5 Comments

Modesty, Body Image & Why I’m Joining NYC Bodypainting Day Guest Blog by: Nicolette Barischoff When I first came out as a naturist to my family (made up of Burning Man hippies and ultra-conservative Christians alike), reactions ranged from “Yeah, I kinda figured,” all the way to “Didn’t you do this a few years ago?” …
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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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Nudist Pageant and Miss Nude World

| January 10, 2015 | 20 Comments

An Old Anti-Naturist Tradition: Miss Nude World – the Nudist Pageant Interview with the founders of Ponderosa Nature Resort about their Miss Nude Beauty Contest A nudist resort in Canada called Ponderosa Nature Resort just celebrated their 50th anniversary. For episode 72 of the Naturist Living Show podcast, Stéphane interviewed Hans and Lisa Stein, who …
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Free the Nipple Movie Review

| December 19, 2014 | 5 Comments

Free the Nipple from a Topfree Activist Point of View Last week I attended the much-anticipated Free the Nipple movie premiere at the IFC Theater in NYC. The screening took place the night before its official release date. They had a little press-junket beforehand with director / co-writer and actor Lina Esco, her co-stars Lola …
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Naturist Living Show: School Project, Naturism, Feminism

| December 2, 2014 | 4 Comments

Naturist Living Show: School Project and How Naturism Supports Feminism As many of you know, for over a year now, I’ve been a regular guest on the Bare Oaks podcast, “The Naturist Living Show.” The podcast is put together by the owner of Bare Oaks Naturist Park, Stephane Dechenes. And I’ll remind you, he has …
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Why Naturists Should Support Gender Equality

| October 17, 2014 | 4 Comments

Why We Should Promote Gender Equality As Part of Naturist Values In the search terms for the Kingston-Frontenac Free Body Society, we include “Gender Equality” and “Feminism.” Why? The Culture Lags the Law In Canada, complete legal equality of men and women has been part of the highest law of the land since 1981. It’s …
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