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Ocean City Lets Women Ditch Their Bikini Tops

But the mayor and city council may try to change that in Maryland

(Newser) - Maryland sunbathers who loathe bikini lines have reason to celebrate in Ocean City, where beach patrollers have been instructed to let topless women be. Newsweek reports that Chelsea Covington, a self-described “topfreedom” advocate, issued a formal request to the mayor’s office in August 2016, asking that women be...

Younger French Women Reject Topless Sunbathing

Once-familiar beach sight is no more, says Elle magazine

(Newser) - France's summer is fast becoming a memory, and so is one of its iconic beach sights: the topless woman. As few as 2% of French women under 35 now say they want to bare their breasts, according to an Elle magazine poll this summer. It's a far cry...

How Topless Sunbathing Restored My Confidence

The South of France is the perfect antidote to insecurity

(Newser) - After Lee Harrington got a breast reduction, she had “moments of neurosis,” looking down at her size Bs and wondering, "Did I make a mistake?” A summer spent topless in the south of France finally restored her confidence once and for all. “It seemed like the...

Women Rally to Go Topless
 Women Rally to Go Topless 
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Women Rally to Go Topless

Over the top protest against 'gender discrimination'

(Newser) - The protesters wanted to get something off their chest—namely, their tops—and most passers-by were thrilled they did. A Los Angeles beach yesterday became the latest site of the growing "Go Topless" movement by women who are demanding the same rights as men to go bare chested. Some...

Mon Dieu! Topless Sunbathing Is Passe in France

Country that made it fashionable goes 'prudish'

(Newser) - The Italians are debating topless sunbathing, so it might come as no surprise that the French seem to be turning conservative. A generation ago, it was oh-so-chic when French women pioneered the movement, but now 88% of the French describe themselves as pudique (prudish.) Says one 23-year-old, "Mostly...

Case of Topless Sunbather Triggers Fierce Debate

It's bound to be sensuous, says woman's attorney

(Newser) - An Italian mother who called the cops on a topless sunbather who was "troubling" her young sons by sensuously applying sunscreen has sparked a furious debate on the lack of couture on Italy's beaches. "Something like this happening in 2010 is absurd," snorted the Roman attorney for...

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