“Free the Nipple” Event

Dozens of women discarded their bras to protest the sexualisation of women’s nipples at a beach in Mission Bay, New Zealand on Saturday. But protesters were bombarded by ogling tourists taking pictures to make the moment last longer. Organiser Grace Blundell, 22, who abandoned her bikini top, said she tried to view the attention positively. ‘If I were to stand up and make a big deal about them taking photos, it would go against what we were doing,’ she added. The movement was founded by US filmmaker Lina Esco as part of a documentary about gender inequality.It has been making waves around the world and is backed by celebrities like Miley Cyrus. Blundell said she decided to join the movement after she grew tired of ‘cat calls’ from men.


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