I hope everyone can understand how literal I'm being when I say "men and women are not equal". Whoa, pushing the boundaries with that statement! Stay with me on this. Yes it's true, the genders ARE different, and there are some things that are done better by each gender.
When it comes to topfreedom, my reasons for showing support may differ than most. No, I am not in favour of suggesting that women's chests are the same as men's. I know most nudists try to push that point, but when you really think about it, they ARE different. Don't try to tell me otherwise, the visual is different. Sure some men can have big chests and some women have small chests, but the difference is obvious. Breasts are breasts.
That being said, I don't at all think that difference changes the sexuality of a women's breasts, or should I say the lack thereof. I believe they are just breasts and a bare female chest is no more or less sexual or taboo than a man's chest. I believe their purpose can be different (breastfeeding, etc.) but just like the rest of the body, there's a time and a place for everything, and it is not a sexual object until used as such...when the time is right, the setting is right, and the company is right. A bare chested woman is perfectly acceptable.
Am I losing you? The point I'm trying to make is that I don't support topfreedom because I think a woman's chest is the same as a man's; it's obviously not. I support topfreedom because the human body is not sexual just because it is bare or a part of it goes uncovered. I support topfreedom because I support body freedom for men and women, and I think the push for topfreedom is a very important part of our move towards a healthier societal concept of our bodies, and will hopefully lead to a more relaxed attitude towards the unclothed human body. I'll go along with the equality thing if it helps the cause, because when it comes down to it I am all for body freedom.
I will be out supporting the upcoming GoTopless Day (http://www.gotopless.org/) because I will be supporting freedom for all; freedom to choose what you want to wear or what you don't want to wear, and for it all to be healthy and beautiful. Here in Canada we are so fortunate to have the freedom to be topless; men and women alike, and I will be supporting the right that so many have worked so hard for. And I hope everyone else who supports topfreedom gets out and takes advantage of such privileges if you have them, or continue to fight for the freedom. Use it or lose it!