“Go-Topless Day” Planned for August 26

Posted on: July 31st, 2012 at 11:15 am by

By nonchalantly baring her breasts around town, grassroots activist Moira Johnston is almost single-handedly raising awareness about the legalities of ladies going topless in public. Despite societal pressures to the contrary, it is 100% legal in New York State for men and women to be shirtless. Now you, too, can join in the fun on a larger scale.

In honor of Women’s Equality Day on August 26, the GoTopless organization is championing the act with its fifth annual international “Go-Topless Day.”

While the main event actually transpires in DC, New York will host its own rally by marching from Bryant Park to Times Square and back. Will Ms. Johnston lead the pack?

The Daily Beast just published a lengthy expose on the 29-year-old, and revealed that a recent yoga class provided the spark to act.

It all started in January at a yoga studio in Manhattan, when Johnston was banished after she took her top off in class. Some of the other yogis complained to the owners about her bare breasts, but Johnston thought it unfair that men be allowed to go topless in Downward Dog while women are forced to keep their mammaries in their Lululemon tanks.

“These yoga studios should know it’s a civil rights violation.”

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  • Richard Meisler

    It would be a pleasing treat if this gal has a great body. Her face looks lovely,No big deal. Put the three together and lets call it eye candy.Even the people who wright these laws know what a breast looks like. It’s got to be the churches.