When most people see Moira Johnston walking through the streets of New York, they probably aren’t thinking “freedom fighter,” they’re thinking, “That woman’s topless.”
But to Johnston, politics and breasts go hand in hand — although, truth be told, one is more preferable to actually hold.
The 29-year-old topless dancer from Philadelphia may be baring her breasts for money at night, but during daylight hours, she lets people view them free of charge in order to make a point about true equality.
“I want women to know their rights and to give them the courage to go topless too,” she told The Daily Beast. “It’s not that I want everyone to take off their shirt, but I’m supporting a woman’s choice to do it and think every woman should do it on her own terms.” Read more …
French Vogue‘s got the scoop — or rather the two scoops — of Gisele Bunchen’s butt on its latest cover. The topless supermodel poses with a sandy bottom on the June issue, showing off her perfect backside. What was it that Kelis said about her milkshake bringing all the boys to the yard? [Vogue]
We never pegged Lauren Conrad as a side-boob exhibitionist, but here she is posing topless on the May 2012 cover of Glamour for the “Swimsuit Issue.” Wait, the swimsuit issue? Fifty percent of her swimsuit is missing! Gah, no one will be complaining . [Us Weekly]
Kim Kardashian couldn’t sleep last night, so she decided to share this sexy Twitpic with her millions of followers. It had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that she launched her lingerie collection this week (and this looks rather airbrushed like an ad). It was a mere coincidence I’m sure. Some celebs love getting attention by posting racy photos of themselves via Twitter. Whatever, we’re not complaining! Click through to see more celeb Twitpics featuring plenty of T&A. [Huffington Post]
If you’re a celeb or model posing topless on the cover of a “respectable” magazine, you’ve got to find a way to cover the naughty bits. Behold, one of the more popular magazine cover poses — the breast cupping. It’s a pose that says, “I’m topless! But you still can’t see my nipples! Mysterious.” Kathy Griffin had Jesse Tyler Ferguson do the honors on the cover of the latest issue of Out Magazine. Of course, she is paying homage to Janet Jackson’s 1983 cover or Rolling Stone. Here are 12 more celebs who’ve done the pose proud. [ONTD]
In Norwalk, Ohio, Chrissy Houtz had a stranger take a picture of her while she was nursing her newborn son at the city pool, and they passed it around like a “wanted poster.” She was harassed and told to stop, but after speaking with Ken Leber, the Norwalk Parks and Recreation Superintendent, who promised to retrain employees to uphold Ohio state law which protects her rights, she thought she could go back to the pool and nurse in peace.
She was wrong.
Again, Houtz breastfed her now 1-year-old son Moses at the pool and, again, was harassed. Several families apparently complained, saying it was “disgusting.” Funny enough, Ohio law not only allows breastfeeding wherever the mom is allowed with the baby, but they’ve got a law which you would think would make this topic totally moot.
They allow women to be topless anywhere men can be. Read more… Keep reading »
The world has gone Pippa Middleton crazy. Just as People splashed her on the cover along with the headline “Fun, flirty, and suddenly famous, the knockout sibling who stole the show,” the interwebs promised us topless photos of Pippa, this time sans bra. Here is the most scandalous of the new images, which show Pippa taking off her bikini top while on vacation in Ibiza. I don’t know. If this is the most scandalous image the paparazzi can get from a vacation to Ibiza, she may not be such a wild child after all. [Global Grind] Keep reading »
A notorious topless Ukrainian feminist group turned out to protest the New Zealand radio show “Win A Wife” contest that matches up a Kiwi man with a “mail order bride” in Ukraine. Nine women from Femen were outraged — rightly so — about The Rock FM’s “Win a Wife” contest, announced on Valentine’s Day, in which the winner would be flown to Eastern Europe with interpreters to meet a woman from a “matchmaking” web site. Keep reading »
American Apparel‘s new swimwear ads are here and—OMG, are those nipples?! Yes, the gratuitously provocative ad department at American Apparel has brought us a topless model for spring. Let’s all pretend we’re freethinking Europeans and not have a cow about this, OK? Personally, I could care less about headlights in advertising, but the first thing I look for when buying a bathing suit is how am I not going to flash everyone. [Fashionista] Keep reading »