Target: United States Legislators
Goal: Allow women to legally go topless in public.
In many places across the United States, local ordinances prevent women from being topless in public if they choose. Even though the vast majority of females prefer to remain clothed on top, it is a breach of civil rights to persecute females for baring chests while males are allowed to do so. Moira Johnston, a civil rights activist and resident of Philadelphia, has called attention to the problem by going topless in public to raise awareness about the issue.
While making Toplessness legal nationwide will not likely result in a sudden increase of topless women, activists argue that the issue at hand is one of gender equality. Some women, including Johnston, have been wrongfully arrested for indecent exposure, incidents that reflect a negative perception of the female body. Johnston opposes customs that are not socially and legally acceptable for both genders and claims that breasts “can be non-sexual in any culture.” Breastfeeding, for example, is a non-sexual practice that many are uncomfortable seeing in public due to the stigma of breasts in our culture. With this in mind, advocates of the cause hope to change the way society views female sexuality more than they expect to see an outward change in wardrobe, or lack thereof.
Please support this mission by making Toplessness a constitutional right and by opposing local ordinances that prevent women from being topless if they choose. If it is acceptable for men to bare their chests, so in order to maintain gender fairness, it must be acceptable for females to do the same.
Dear United States Legislators,
I support gender equality and urge you to make Toplessness a constitutional right for all people. When women are persecuted for showing the same areas that are socially acceptable for men to reveal, gender inequality is present. Ordinances that restrict women from this practice reflect culturally negative perspectives of the female body, and I oppose regulations that discriminate against gender.
Please protect gender equality by making this practice legal throughout the country. Women have come a long way to gain equality in this society and preventative ordinances demean their progress. Legal constraints should never be placed on females when they are not placed on males. Furthermore, by making this a constitutional right, you will be reflecting the values of this country as the land of the free.
[Your Name Here]