Meet the Activist Who Wants Women Everywhere to 'Free the Nipple'

Most American cities are full of breasts. They are everywhere: On billboards. On storefronts. On buildings. But if you look closely, there's consistently one thing missing: nipples. Although a handful of states technically allow women to go completely topless, those in many places can be arrested for doing so. That's something Lina Esco is combatting with Free the Nipple, a movement she founded to fight against sexist public nudity laws that unfairly target women. We live in a culture that's obsessed with women's breasts. They are glamorized, fetishized and over-exposed. They are sexualized and gratuitously emphasized in film, television and magazines. It's clear we're often more fascinated by women's breasts than who they are as people; in film, for example, although women are less... read more
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Meet the Activist Who Wants Women Everywhere to 'Free the Nipple'