F rench women, who popularised topless sunbathing in the s, have apparently retreated en masse into bikinis and swimsuits. From the start, topless sunbathing was associated not with female liberation generally, but with female sexual liberation alone, which caught on as quickly as it did precisely because it necessarily liberated men too. Half a century on, and breasts remain controversial.
As few as 2 percent of French women under 35 now say they want to bare their breasts, according to an Elle magazine poll this summer. In the s, it took a country like France to make feminism sexy — and women did it by going topless on the beach. The frisson of fun only increased when toplessness was denounced by the Vatican and condemned by the Spanish church.
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Especially boobs out in public places. I can understand the concern if bare breasted women were walking the streets or sipping latte in cafes - society's just not there yet. Frankly, I'm not even really there with men doing this.
Hey, if you have kids and you don't want to allow them to see topless women, just choose to go to another beach. Topless women are sexy and attractive. I have daughters and they don't mind at all seeing other women topless on the beach.
Pierro was doing yoga, while the other two were sunbathing. Some beachgoers complained and a police officer asked them to cover up. When they refused, they were arrested.
We are heading out next week for Nice, and my wife was wondering if most of the women on the beach go topless or if that is just something they play up on TV here in the states. We were in Nice just last week and there are a FEW women who were topless. Not many at the beach we were at.
British law states that it is indeed legal for a woman to sunbathe topless to avoid those pesky tan lines. According to the Crown Prosecution Service, it is legal to show a bare chest but you need to be considerate of others. So, you can strip off but if someone asks you to cover up, it might be a good idea to do so or risk running into trouble with the law. Police have advised people if they want to go topless in their backyards to inform their neighbours first.
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