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Right to sunbathe topless triggers spontaneous protest in Rio beaches

Thursday, January 22nd 2015 - 06:09 UTC
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A scantily clad group of female protesters drew a heavily breathing gaggle of journalists and cell-phone wielding onlookers to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. The protest was not meant to draw attention to another corruption scandal, police killing, or unwanted hike in transit fares, rather demand women’s right to sunbathe topless, a cause that most of the onlookers appeared to support. Read full article

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  • Heisenbergcontext

    I hear The Sun has finally ended it's page 3 hook, perhaps MP is taking up the baton?

    But seriously, Brazilian women - I feel your pain. Another example of patriarchal overreach. One day your breasts will be free! Just don't forget the sunscreen...

    Jan 22nd, 2015 - 09:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1. You might have 'heard', but it ain't so!

    Jan 22nd, 2015 - 01:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    It's really a mute issue as the dental floss they wear now is near to nothing.
    A substantial number of Brazilian women on the beach need to cover up more.

    I had my share of sharing European beaches with topless grandmothers. Not a pleasant sight...

    And yes, the two topless pictured are very very attractive.

    Jan 22nd, 2015 - 01:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I totally agree Chicu. We have that problem here as well. What's worse is when that dental floss is hidden by a flap or a roll of epidermis. It's worse when some are walking around in yoga tights and they should not be, only to find out they are sweats.

    Jan 22nd, 2015 - 01:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I like the frilly knickers on the dark haired one with the flowers in her hair.

    :o)

    Jan 22nd, 2015 - 05:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @3. The word is 'moot'. Do you think you could manage a modicum of intelligence or education?

    Jan 22nd, 2015 - 07:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    nice beach, huh?
    praia & morros, gorgeous girls, wonderful weather...it reminds me of the islets...lol

    Jan 22nd, 2015 - 09:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Chic your English is fine. Better than his Spanish.

    Jan 22nd, 2015 - 10:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #6
    I studied in the US and yes, I have no excuse, although it is my second language.
    #8
    Thanks for the defense.
    However, I yield as “mute” means something completely different.
    Most women need to accentuate their bodies with clothing as being nearly nude only works for perhaps 20%. For that manner, only 5% of men to the gentile sex.
    (Yes, I definitely belong to the men who should wear a burka. )

    Jan 22nd, 2015 - 10:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Chicureo
    just trying to be helpful, but “the gentile sex.” ????

    Gentile = a non-Jewish person
    'the gentle sex' = a somewhat patronising term for women
    genteel = old-fashioned English term for those considered to have social graces and good manners,

    hope that helps, no offence intended.
    :-)
    PS: divest yourself of the repressive burhka. Live Free!!

    Jan 23rd, 2015 - 01:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    I like the chubby one in the back... the one with granny armpits
    Hmmmm

    Jan 23rd, 2015 - 03:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Now now boys....that is bad shit, soooo un-pc. Don't you realize the world we live in? Being a man and saying you find women sexually attractive......oh my. The PC might be around. This is up there with saying something really bad like.....Muslims are terrorists...............I like the top left on her knees.

    Jan 23rd, 2015 - 04:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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