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#FreeTheNipple was trending last night as the feminists of Iceland came out in full force to defend their right to bare breasts.

by Tish Weinstock
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26 March 2015, 12:35pm

It all started when an Icelandic girl took off her top on Twitter in a bid to promote sexual equality, only for her to be verbally attacked by some male Icelandic tit troll. Despite both comments being deleted, Twitter was suddenly awash with bare breasted ladies ("This one here is for feeding babies. Shove that up your patriarchy," tweeted Bright Future MP Björt Olafsdóttir) while numerous student bodies declared today, Thursday 26th March, as "no bra day". 

"For me it's about being the way you want," said Heiður Anna Helgadóttir, the head of the University of Iceland's Feminist Association, "It's just a body part. Boys have breasts and nipples and it's fine for them to expose them. The same should apply to us." From celebrities to members of parliament, within minutes, hundreds of women took to social media, as they stood up and spoke out in support of free nipples (after all, men get to bare theirs, even the hairy ones!). The revolution is here; it's time to join in. 

And last night Soko joined in too, staging a #freethenipple stage invasion at her sold out London gig.

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