Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Women's topless court victory 20 years later

"The whole point is we have the right to divest ourselves of our tops.… It's not a moral issue. It's a civil rights issue," said Williams. "If a woman is hot and wants to enjoy the sun all over, why is it that she can't, while a man, who may have larger mammary glands, can?"

Williams, a retired teacher, said she occasionally goes topless "and no one blinks an eye" in Vancouver, where the practice has also been accepted after a court fight.

"Canada needs to grow up like our European brethren. There are enough oppressive laws and social mores that restrict our freedoms," she said.

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