Okay, okay I know. How awkward is it that I am writing about nipples for class, right? Well before you get all worked up, hear me out.
Now although I love going braless as much as the next girl, I must admit this movement did take me off guard. I have a few friends who were posting photos in support of the moment and I didn’t understand the need to make all nipple showing acceptable. Well, probably just like most of you, I was just seeing the very tip of this movement. So, let’s dive in.
Free the Nipple is one of the most powerful social movements working in our generation. Their goal is not just aimed at the social acceptance of women showing their breast, it is to create social change.
FREE THE NIPPLE IS A GLOBAL PLATFORM FOR CHANGE IN THE WORLD.
WE BELIEVE THAT AS HUMAN BEINGS, WE SHOULD ALL BE TREATED EQUALLY.
WE ARE A GLOBAL MOVEMENT OF EQUALITY, EMPOWERMENT AND FREEDOM.
WE ARE A MOVEMENT OF CHANGE.
Inequality is found in our work structures, government, and even in our social norms. For example, women are still earning less than men for doing the exact same jobs with the exact same qualifications. A man sleeps with multiple girls and he is a “stud” or “the man” while a woman is a “slut” or “whore”. Now I am not condoning “sleeping around” but everyone should have the right to do what they want and not be judged for it based on their gender.
That being said, it is not just the male verse female equality this movement fights for. As it is clearly stated above, they believe that all humans are created equal. To this, I say Amen!
They have a great stance but so do other groups. So, why do I say they are one of the best social movements of our time? Because, if a girl walked into a room with no shirt or bra on, not a single person could say they wouldn’t notice her. They force you to pay attention and will not be ignored. Put the getting attention together with a great cause and you have one powerful movement.
For more information or to see their documentary, click here.