I think this idea has merit

? Boing Boing

It is legal in New York for women to go topless so long as they are not engaged in commerce. This was a law passed in 1992, but apparently not many know about it…until a women’s rights activist decided to highlight it.

I think the idea has merit though I am not sure how popular it would be in Invercargill, it would?definitely?go off in Palmerston North though.

According to a 1992 law, women in New York have the right to go topless anywhere a man can, so long as they’re not engaged in commerce. Yet many people still don’t know this is legal twenty years after the ruling. This week, on BTR Pulse, Lauren Hawker caught up with Moira Johnston, a female rights activist from Philadelphia who has ditched her shirt to raise awareness about a woman’s legal right to be topless in NYC.

Please don’t let Sue Bradford try anything like this

? The Telegraph

I hope, for the sake of the people that Sue Bradford doesn’t get ideas like this:

Topless Femen activist Yana Zhdanova is immediately seized by police as lowers her top and tries to grab the Euro 2012 championship cup on display in Lviv, Ukraine.

A topless activists from a Ukrainian women’s rights group staged a third attack on the Euro 2012 soccer trophy on Monday, grabbing it while it was on public display in the Ukrainian town of Lviv, before being seized herself by police.

Yana Zhdanova, an activist in the Femen group, peeled down her dress revealing the words “—- Euro 2012” on her torso, and grabbed hold of the 60 cm high cup while it was being exhibited in a central square.

The Kiev-based Femen group is focusing its topless protests for women’s rights on next month’s Euro 2012 soccer tournament, which Ukraine is co-hosting with Poland.

Femen says Euro 2012, which will run in Ukraine from June 9 to July 1, will lead to a surge in prostitution in the former Soviet republic and entrench the country as a sex tourist destination in Europe.

“We needed to tear down this trophy to show that this phallic symbol does not need to stand on a pedestal, when our country is being turned into a brothel. UEFA have arranged this with our politicians in order to win back the money that has been put into the Euro 2012” said fellow Femen activist Oleksandra Shevchenko.