san diego students stage protest topless in support of gender equality

These UCSD students want to #freethenipple.

by Tish Weinstock
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21 May 2015, 7:04pm

The fight for free nipples spread to San Diego this week, as a group of over 100 UCSD students took off their tops in public all in the name of gender equality. In a bid to de-sexualize the female breast and claim the right to bare breasts in a public, something that men have been able to enjoy since the 30s (men of Coney Island, represent!) both boys and girls alike took to the university campus on Wednesday, nipples free and eyes wide. 

"Our goal is to create a peaceful, laid back, and safe environment for us to come together in solidarity for a common cause: to combat the idea of body shaming, to show that we should be proud of our bodies, and to normalize all nipples in a society where only female nipples are hyper-sexualized and criminalized," read the FREE THE NIPPLE-UCSD manifesto on Facebook, the same platform, ironically, that will deactivate your account at the first sign of a female nip. 

Females: 1 vs. Facebook/theworld: 0

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