With female toplessness already legal in New Hampshire, except in towns where ordinances prohibit it, activists say Go Topless Day in Hampton, which has no such ordinance, is about celebrating the freedom women have to choose tops or no tops. Proponents say FTN is about destigmatizing the female nipple so women can comfortably go topless, whether for sun bathing or breast feeding, without fear of harassment. This is how you do it. The FTN movement started with the movie"Free the Nipple," which intended to raise the issue of female toplessness.
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A topless sunbather was bullied and hounded from the beach where she was catching late afternoon rays - and believes she was threatened with social media shaming if she dared call police. The Auckland woman in her 50s told the Herald on Sunday she was "terrified" after being abused by a group of about 20 people and the focus of a sustained attack by two women. The women shouted at her, flicked and kicked sand at her, took her photograph, which the victim took as a threat it would be posted online if she went to police over their behaviour. The incident unfolded about 5pm on Thursday at Point Chevalier Beach in Auckland - a popular inner-city beach and swimming spot. The woman regularly takes an afternoon swim, although Point Chevalier is not her usual beach. After taking a dip, she said she removed the top of her swimming costume to lie face down on a towel and soak up the sun. After a brief period, she flipped to her back, covering her face with a top to shield her eyes from the sun. When she heard voices calling out "excuse me", she assumed it was directed at another beachgoer - until she felt a towel being thrown across her chest. They were kicking and throwing sand at me. The women continued to harangue her about children being present on the beach, and the sunbather became aware they were backed up by a group of about 20 others from about 30 metres away.
Digging into the figures, it emerges that the MeToo movement has been an influence, with women between 18 and 25 citing harassment and ogling. No doubt the fear of unwanted photographs ending up on the internet also plays a part in persuading young women to keep their bikini tops on when they go to the beach. For me and other women growing up in a culture of British discomfort with all things bodily, these confident French women in Cannes or St Tropez seemed glamorous and worldly. At the time I treated such nudity with deference: it was culture, it bore no relation to the tabloid posing of glamour models.