No Nips Allowed Analysis

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No Nips Allowed A breast cannot be seen as nonsexual in today’s society “I think the real obscenity comes from raising our youth to believe that sex is bad and ugly and dirty, and yet it is heroic to go spill guts and blood in the ghastliest manner in the name of humanity but ask yourself this question what is more obscene sex or war?” (Forman). Today, in America it is illegal for a woman to be topless or breastfeed in public. States such as Louisiana a woman showing her breast can be sent to jail for up to three years, or fined a ridiculous amount. Free the Nipple argues a mission to stop the sexualization of a body part that is not sexual. Double standards have been an issue in society, aging back to 1851 when Amelia Bloomer was the first…show more content…
Part of the Free the Nipple movement already requires a huge amount of confidence. That confidence comes easier when your breast are similar to what we view in the media ranging from porn videos to celebrity sex scenes such as Kim Kardashian. Women who are comfortable are viewed as a disguise of feminism and freedom. In a blog written by Jessica Blankenship she noted “It’s a culture that, in fact, beats into women and men the notion that female bodies are exclusively sexual, even when acting in ways that would be innocuous and permissible for men” (Blankenship). Safety and society’s well-being on women’s breasts, only because the public is simply too delicate to handle seeing nipples. Free the Nipple is part of a larger mission to regain women’s bodies, sexuality, and safety. To let the world, know women should have the right to be topless not allowing a woman to be topless goes against double standard, feminism, and women’s rights activist. Works Cited Bloomer, Dexter C. Life and Writings of Amelia Bloomer. Boston: Arena, 1895. by Schocken Books, New York, 1975. Print Coon, Anne C. Hear Me Patiently: The Reform Speeches of Amelia Jenks Bloomer, Vol. 138. 1994. Print Cyrus, Miley. "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Interview by Jimmy Kimmel. ABC. Television. 26 Aug. 2015 Esco, Lina, dir. Free The Nipple. IFC Films, 2014. Forman, Milos, dir. The People vs. Larry Flynt. Columbia Pictures, 1996. Blankenship, Jessica. “Not all exposure is indecent. Just ask the topless model arrested in downtown.” Web blog post. The right to bare breast. Creative Loafing, 14 Aug. 2013. Web. 22 Nov.

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