Phoenix Feeley Goes Topless in NJ

Did you know that it is legal in 12 states for women to go top-free in public? To begin with, this really is a small number, and second, many cities can and do override this with their own laws. (Having only viewed the film Iron Jawed Angels, I feel like a suffragette counting family fkk pics that have given women the right to vote. Haha Not the same, I know.)
Women getting the equal right to go top-free wherever guys can is a cause that’s become increasingly more important to me. I believe what bothers me most is the pointless arrests and physical abuse that women go through for going top-free even when it’s absolutely legal. Does not everyone have more important things to worry about? (Seemingly not.)
Phoenix Feeley has faced authorities and angry mums in Coney Island for exercising her right to go top-free
I lately met a kindred soul against this discrimination: Phoenix Feeley, and I inquired Phoenix if I could interview her about her present struggle for top-free equality.
Phoenix continues to be actively fighting for topfreedom since 2004 when she was falsely arrested in New York for being top-free in public. She endured physical mistreatment by the policemen, spent 27 hours in jail and to top it all off, had to go through a mental evaluation. It’s been legal in NY since 1992. The city apologized with a resolution of $29,000 when she sued.
Since then she is been marching in top-free rallies in NYC, and now the courageous Phoenix is fighting charges in a state where it isn’t legal (yet), New Jersey. In 2008 Phoenix sunbathed without a top on the playa of Spring Lake as a sort of civil disobedience. The police arrested her and inflicted physical mistreatment once again. An fat man had the gall to clap as she was getting detained, and Phoenix promptly replied, “Your boobs are bigger than mine!”
“Restrictions on the exposure of the female breast are supported by the significant governmental interest in safeguarding the people’s moral sensibilities.”
That is right, moral sensibilities! The government is only trying to shield everyone from women’s immoral breasts.
As of this stage the costs happen to be cut down to the nudity and dress/undress charges and the excellent cut in half. “I refuse to pay injustice,” she said, “You need certainly to go all the way with it.” And she is prepared to do just that. Regrettably the Supreme Court only hears 10% of cases, and a previous top-free case further complicates things. A couple in NJ were caught fishing illegally, while the wife (a Ms. Vogt) was topless. She fought for the right to go completely bare, but would not testify for herself and lost. Regardless, Phoenix says if she can not get into the Supreme Court, she’ll appeal to the Federal Court, and even go to prison if she’s to!
Are they wondering what the big deal is with showing breasts in America? So are we.
As we wrapped up our meeting, I asked Phoenix why top-freedom is so especially vital that you her. She responded that she sees it as a symbol of women’s subordinate legal rights, which is one wall of discrimination that needs to be broken down. I concur!
Some of you may have attended Dingbats for Freedom last month, Phoenix’s amazing top-free party and fundraiser aimed at helping her with all the legal fees. If you did not make it, you can still contribute and support her courageous fight for women’s right to go top-free wherever guys can!
Donate by Paypal to: phoenixfeeley[at]hotmaildotcom
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