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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.

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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1991 blooper clip of Robin Williams and Elmo is a wholesome nugget of comedic genius

Robin Williams is still bringing smiles to faces after all these years.

Robin Williams and Elmo (Kevin Clash) bloopers.

The late Robin Williams could make picking out socks funny, so pairing him with the fuzzy red monster Elmo was bound to be pure wholesome gold. Honestly, how the puppeteer, Kevin Clash, didn’t completely break character and bust out laughing is a miracle. In this short outtake clip, you get to see Williams crack a few jokes in his signature style while Elmo tries desperately to keep it together.

Williams has been a household name since what seems like the beginning of time, and before his death in 2014, he would make frequent appearances on "Sesame Street." The late actor played so many roles that if you were ask 10 different people what their favorite was, you’d likely get 10 different answers. But for the kids who spent their childhoods watching PBS, they got to see him being silly with his favorite monsters and a giant yellow canary. At least I think Big Bird is a canary.

When he stopped by "Sesame Street" for the special “Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake” in 1991, he was there to show Elmo all of the wonderful things you could do with a stick. Williams turns the stick into a hockey stick and a baton before losing his composure and walking off camera. The entire time, Elmo looks enthralled … if puppets can look enthralled. He’s definitely paying attention before slumping over at the realization that Williams goofed a line. But the actor comes back to continue the scene before Elmo slinks down inside his box after getting Williams’ name wrong, which causes his human co-star to take his stick and leave.

The little blooper reel is so cute and pure that it makes you feel good for a few minutes. For an additional boost of serotonin, check out this other (perfectly executed) clip about conflict that Williams did with the two-headed monster. He certainly had a way of engaging his audience, so it makes sense that even after all of these years, he's still greatly missed.

This article originally appeared on 08.21.18


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"Mom missed the memo it was parent day, and the reason her mom missed the memo was her dad left Wednesday," said Alexis Perry-Rodriguez, Addie's mom. She continued, "It was really heartbreaking to see your daughter standing out there being the only one without their father, knowing why he's away. It's not just an absentee parent. He's serving our country."

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Making a priceless memory

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Lynch posted her bargain hunt on TikTok, sharing that she had been perusing thrift shops in Ohio for four days in a row, with the actual ceremony being only a month away. Lynch then displays an elegant ivory-colored Camila Coelho dress. Fitting perfectly, still brand new and with the tags on it, no less.

You can find that exact same dress on Revolve for $220. Lynch bought it for only $3.75.
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