A group of Swedish women in the activist group Bara Brost (which translates as 'Just Breasts') are fighting for their right to sunbathe topless."I think it's a problem that women are sexualized in this way. If women are forced to wear a top, shouldn't men also have to?" they say. Also: "We want our breasts to be as 'normal' and desexualized as men's, so that we too can pull off our shirts at football matches." Topless football? Sounds like something Hugh Hefner would dream up. [UPI]
When I was five I got in a huge fight with my Dad about this. One day, all of a sudden, he wanted me to wear a shirt in the summertime or a one-piece bathing suit. Since he couldn't give me a reason why, and it wasn't a requirement for my brother, I was really really angry. It ended in a hysterical temper tantrum by the pool with me screaming "but it's not fair! It's not fair!" I think my five-year-old self was onto something.