Submitted By Todd on May 2nd at 9:35am
Women in Maine are dealing with a touchy issue, one that tends to grab attention - the gender inequality around going topless.Why are men allowed to bare the top halves of their bodies while women must remain covered up?
Friday's event was organized by 22-year-old Andrea Simoneau, a student at the University of Maine at Farmington who was inspired by her participation in a topless march April 3 in Portland. She'd been going topless downtown and near campus for the past couple of weeks to drum up interest in the march. "Men shouldn't be half-naked in public, either," said Heidi Marshall of Weld, who held a sign that said "Tops for All" as the mass of people marched past.Perhaps a switch is called for - all men stay covered up, women - take off your shirts.