There is a bizarre inequality when it comes to going topless in many countries, cities, towns etc. It’s often ok for men but not for women to bare their chests in public. On social media sites we regularly see photos of the bear female breast removed and warnings given, or even people being banned. This has even applied to photos of breastfeeding and mastectomy scars.
In England nudity is not illegal, yet women will be told to cover up for walking around topless whilst men won’t. In New York women have the right to be topless in any place a man is allowed. Again a woman will be told to cover up and possibly be arrested if she dares to uphold her right in law to go topless.
It’s not so long ago that men had to keep their chests covered in public places. Men gained the right to go topless, it’s way beyond time that women had equality to do the same if they so choose.
Much of the issue is that the female breast is looked at in a sexual way, but this ignores that the breast and nipple exist primarily for feeding a baby. This is natural, beautiful, and non sexual.
There are many many times when the human body is non sexual. In fact social nudity is very much non sexual. In 20 years as a life model i learned how non sexual nudity can be.
People are taught that the body must be covered, that it’s only seen in a sexual way, that it’s disgusting and a host of other bizarre reasons to not allow body freedom. Attitudes have to change so people see the body as some wonderful rather than a dirty object to be covered.
If men had to wear a bra..
This is not too dissimilar to how men would have to dress when bathing at the beach, a lake, or pool.
If men can go topless, why not women?