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Naughty naked GNOME is ordered to cover up: Topless statue ‘Betty’ is deemed too rude by Belgian town’s authorities

Louis Wils, 85, was told his scarcely-clad garden ornament was causing offence

‘Betty’ currently stands pride of place in his front garden in Turnhout, Antwerp

Security officials have said that he must either dress the gnome or remove it

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Topless feminists protest after woman denied entry to museum over ‘cleavage’

A topless feminist protest was held at Orsay museum in Paris on Sunday after a young woman claimed she was denied entrance because her boobs in a low-cut dress had “shocked” an agent

eanne, a 22-year-old student, claimed male staff “stared” at her breasts and asked her to cover-up her low-cut dress before entering, sparking a feminist backlash against the Orsay museum in Paris, France.

 

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Support for bare equality

Whether you’ve seen this or not, men have the right to take off their shirts at any time, anywhere, except in businesses as otherwise posted for sanitary reasons. Women do not have this right, as power structures and organizations prevent them from doing so. Why? Because breasts are sexual? Who made them that way? Not the infants that feed from them. Not the women that have them.

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Topless sunbathing defended by French interior minister

France’s interior minister has defended topless sunbathing after police asked a group of women on a Mediterranean beach to cover up.

The three were approached by officers on the beach in Sainte-Marie-La-Mer following a complaint from a holidaying family.

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Freedom in the Park

It’s beautiful out in NYC these days — maybe a touch too hot (yesterday was something like 95 degrees), but very, very beautiful, with the sky a gorgeous shade of blue and home to fluffy white clouds. The trees are a green so vibrant you’d think they’d been sweetened in Photoshop. If you asked a painter in darkest Finland or coldest Siberia to imagine summer, they’d paint it like this.

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Topless UK woman helps save family from drowning, report says

A 28-year-old British woman saved two sisters and a cousin from drowning in the water off a naturist beach in Cornwall — while topless, according to a report.

Jessica Layton, an actor and singer, told Cornwall Live: “I was topless in the sea when I saw two young women struggling to swim near rocks. Another member of the family ran in to help them and she started struggling, too.”

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Does the US have a problem with topless women?

Women fed up with being forced to cover up their breasts and nipples are challenging American laws about nudity and sparking a debate about the country’s attitude to the naked female form. In September, Effie Krokos was awarded a $50,000 (£38,178) civil settlement after she took her shirt off in public in Loveland, Colorado, and…

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Woman cited for being topless in Loveland wins $50,000 settlement, indecent exposure case dropped

A woman who was cited for indecent exposure by a Loveland police officer will receive a $50,000 settlement after the charge was dropped by the city. Twenty-year-old Effie Krokos was playing Frisbee with her fiancé in her front yard on a warm September day when she decided to take off her shirt. Someone called police…

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Leave nudity laws to locals, New Hampshire tells Supreme Court

Three women who were convicted of public nudity at a beach were part of a campaign for the rights of women to go topless. There’s no reason for the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on New Hampshire’s “Free the Nipple” case, the state attorney general said this week. The high court is deciding whether…