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Canada Has Some Pretty Cool Laws, But This One About Boobs Makes Me Proud

Guys can do it without being arrested. It should be the same for women, no matter where they live.

Canada Has Some Pretty Cool Laws, But This One About Boobs Makes Me Proud

In 1991, Gwen Jacob, a university student from Canada, was arrested for walking down the street topless.

It was 33 degrees (Celsius — that's 91 Fahrenheit for you Yanks) and men were taking off their shirts to cool down. Gwen decided to do the same. Someone complained, and she was arrested. The judge told her that breasts were "sexually stimulating to men" and shouldn't be exposed. She was found guilty.


Recognizing it as a double standard, she appealed the case and changed the law.

Women in Ontario, Canada, gained the legal right to be topless in public. Since then, not one Canadian woman has been charged for doing so.

Do Canadian women walk around topless all the time? Not that I've seen.

There's still the whole "people are going to judge me" factor. But as times change and the temperature climbs, I wouldn't be surprised if more women exercised their right.

Women are determined to change topless laws in the U.S. too. They can still get arrested in certain states.

Here's the "titillating" trailer for the new film, "Free the Nipple" which is inspired by true events:

Liv Tyler, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Michelle Rodriguez, Scout Willis, and many other celebs have come out in support of "Free the Nipple."

They want to change a double-standard law in some states that makes taking off your shirt completely fine for men but a "criminal act" for women.

Yes, Ryan Gosling, you can put your shirt back on — or you can take it off. It's up to you. Women just want to have the same choice.

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"The officers approached a group of young foreigners," local politician Maritza Escalante Morales recounted in her video. "After about 20 minutes passed, a patrol car arrived and proceeded to arrest them with handcuffs."

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So far, the event has made headlines for a speech by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas who tried his hand at stand-up comedy. "I've got to say, Orlando is awesome," Cruz told the cheering crowd. "It's not as nice as Cancun. But it's nice."

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