In the 1930s, men’s nipples were just as provocative, shameful and taboo as women’s are now, and men were protesting in much the same way. In 1930, four men went topless to Coney Island and were arrested. In 1935, a flash mob of topless men descended upon Atlantic City, 42 of whom were arrested. Men fought and they were heard, changing not only laws but social consciousness. And by 1936, men’s bare chests were accepted as the norm.
So why is it that 80 years later women can’t seem to achieve the same for their chests? Why can’t a mother proudly breastfeed her child in public without feeling sexualized? why is a 17-year-old girl being asked to leave her own prom because a group of fathers find her too provocative?
[…] I am not trying to argue for mandatory toplessness, or even bralessness. What I am arguing for is a woman’s right to choose how she represents her body — and to make that choice based on personal desire and not a fear of how people will react to her or how society will judge her. No woman should be made to feel ashamed of her body.
For mslavenza - Small - 2014 08 14 - Portraits by Damon Winter for the NEW YORK TIMES
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Caption : Peter Capaldi, the newest in a long line to take over the leading role in the venerable BBC series “Doctor Who,” in New York, Aug. 14, 2014. Capaldi, older than recent actors in the role, has spent several months filming the series in Cardiff, Wales, trying to bring to the role his own personal take, which he says is more sardonic and elusive. (Damon Winter/The New York Times)
Credit: New York Times
Clara: *picks up phone*
Voice: *starts speaking*
Me: oh no
Me: that VOICE I KNOW THAT VOICE
Me: nope. no. nooooooo. nononononono.
Me: IT’S HIMI KNOW IT JUST ITS HIM
*11th doctor comes on screen*
Me: OH GOF NO PLEASE I’M NOT READY
Me: *hysterical sobbing*
11th Doctor: *saying sad things*
i can’t believe this is the new tardis noise !!!
I like him already