Yesterday was global “Go Topless Day,” a campaign organized by a group that’s trying to achieve topless equity among men and women. Philly apparently didn’t participate, while Pittsburgh, well, tried their best.
A Pittsburgh rally planned by a group hoping to Celebrate Women’s Equality Day by having women march topless alongside men in bikinis turned out to be anything but. Fewer than a dozen protesters showed up Sunday, and none of the women bared their tops – though a handful of men did.
Case in point:
— Paul W Waby (@paulwaby) August 26, 2013
Apparently, they were scared off by warnings that they’d be violating Pennsylvania’s indecent exposure law. Which holds that:
A person commits indecent exposure if that person exposes his or her genitals in any public place or in any place where there are present other persons under circumstances in which he or she knows or should know that this conduct is likely to offend, affront or alarm.
Breasts aren’t genitals, as far as I know. But OK, chicken out. The event wasn’t much livelier in Boston, but things did get a little more NSFW, to the protesters’ credit.