Sunday, August 26, 2012

A Different Sort of Protest

Women march through central Phoenix demanding the right to go topless during a protest Sunday.

There was another march in Phoenix Sunday. Not for immigrants' rights. Not against the Sheriff. Not about unemployment. Not about the 99% or the 1%. 

Today, women (and some men) marched for the right to go bare chested in public. It was a part of a national day of action sponsored by the GoTopless organization. There were similar protests in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Austin (TX), New Orleans and other cities around the world

In Phoenix, women didn't want to run afoul of the law, so they put tape over their nipples. Men also taped over their nipples to show support for the women. 

I cover a lot of protests and marches. Normally there are the same three or four photographers, the local TV stations and myself covering these events. Today, for some reason, there were a boatload of photographers drawn to the protest like moths to a flame.