Rihanna Elle UK Outtake #2

Macocha Gorge, Czech Republic

i bought an adventure time poster for my uni room and it’s reeeally cool! oh and there’s this mug that i want and it says “oh my glob” and has lumpy space princess on it but it’s like £9 and i don’t know if i can bring myself to spend £9 on a mug…………..but if anyone wants to get it for me as a moving gift……you’re more than welcome……

In the 1930s, men’s nipples were just as provocative, shameful and taboo as women’s are now, and men were protesting in much the same way. In 1930, four men went topless to Coney Island and were arrested. In 1935, a flash mob of topless men descended upon Atlantic City, 42 of whom were arrested. Men fought and they were heard, changing not only laws but social consciousness. And by 1936, men’s bare chests were accepted as the norm.

So why is it that 80 years later women can’t seem to achieve the same for their chests? Why can’t a mother proudly breastfeed her child in public without feeling sexualized? why is a 17-year-old girl being asked to leave her own prom because a group of fathers find her too provocative?

[…] I am not trying to argue for mandatory toplessness, or even bralessness. What I am arguing for is a woman’s right to choose how she represents her body — and to make that choice based on personal desire and not a fear of how people will react to her or how society will judge her. No woman should be made to feel ashamed of her body.

by Scout Willis, in XOJane, on Instagram’s nudity policy and why she recently strolled the NYC streets topless. 

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