Moira Johnston Spotted Topless on the Subway [NSFW]

Posted on: July 2nd, 2012 at 6:28 am by

We won’t bitch about the weather. Summer is hot, we know this.

People deal with the heat in various ways, from air conditioning and beach visits to cold showers and head-in-freezer. Others go topless on the streets. Men in particular are wont to shed the top layer; women, not so much. Unless you’re Moira Johnston, or one of the many topless activists roaming New York City.

A Reddit user submitted this picture of Ms. Johnston riding the subway sans garment. It’s perfectly legal.  In 1992, the New York Court of Appeals ruled unconstitutional any law imposing different dress codes for men and women. In this case, the 14th amendment, which provides for equal protection under the law, overrode a discriminatory dress code.

[via Gothamist]

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  • gotopless.org

    Thanks Moira! Wonderful to see you exercising your topless right in NYC. GoTopless will organize another GoTopless Day across the country this year, on Aug 26 in honor of women’s Equality Day. Topless rights are constitutional! See participating cities’ event locations including NYC on Gotopless.org