March planned to show support for West Virginia women going topless

Organizers of a march Saturday in Charleston say West Virginia women should be able to go topless without any stigma. (Photo: WikimediaImages)

Organizers of an upcoming march in Charleston say they want to uncover a problem – women in West Virginia having to cover up.

The Free the Nip Top Freedom Rally in WV is scheduled 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 24, according to a Facebook post. Participants plan to start on Capitol Street and march to Kanawha Boulevard.

“I am tired of having to cover up because men can't control themselves, or because no one wants to see it!” the Facebook post said. “I want to be able to be comfortable, without fearing rape, or harsh judgment! I want women to breast feed in public without rude remarks! West Virginia is a legal topless state for us ladies, yet the only people topless I ever see is men! Help me take a stand, and normalize breast!”

So far, 94 people have indicated they are going to the event and 436 have expressed interest.

Organizers said participants should dress as they feel comfortable. During the event, there will be chants, speakers and stories shared.

A link also is provided in the post to West Virginia’s indecent exposure law.

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