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Women Demand Their Equal Rights to Bare Boobs On Annual Go Topless Day

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"Boobies are for babies!" cries out a bare bellied, and bare chested, expectant mother amid a small crowd of her topless sisters. It is Venice Beach, on a sunny Sunday, and the cause is laid out for all to see: Women should be allowed to go topless, just like men. This is the annual Go Topless Day protest, march, and gathering.

The seriousness of the issue is (alas?) underscored by the silly, as some on-site interviews with some topless protesters reveals. Equal rights is at the core, but the loathe of tan lines is a recurrent theme, as is the perceived liberalism of the beach attitude.

As expected, the men gathered around the protest seemed to be, errr...supportive of the cause. Some guys wore bras in solidarity, while others drank in the scene appreciatively.

Here are a few videos gathered on Sunday at Venice Beach. Warning, they include bare boobs, some not covered by pasties, and a few curse words.

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Here's what the parade looked like from a balcony over the boardwalk: