— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) December 11, 2013
If it’s, like, 110 degrees out and you’re sweltering, do you take your shirt off? Odds are, it depends on if you’re a boy or a girl. If you’re a boy, no problemo. If you’re a girl, you’ll probably get arrested.
Lina Esco takes issue with these double standards, and that’s why she made the movie “Free the Nipple.” She’s got a fundraiser going on, because she wants to have control over the movie and have people see it as is. If she’s not able to put it out herself, she’ll have to deal with censorship. The fundraising page also shows a pic of Miley wearing a Free the Nipple T-shirt at the Jingle Ball after-party.
“For the record, today in the USA it is ILLEGAL, a CRIMINAL ACT for a woman to be publicly topless in 37 states, and, yes, that even includes breastfeeding in five of those states,” Lina wrote in a Huffington Post piece to explain why all this matters to her. “[T]he film focuses on the hypocritical contradictions in our media-dominated society wherein acts of baroque violence, killing, brutalization and death are infinitely more tolerated by the FCC and the MPAA, who regulate all films and TV shows in the US. Did you know an American child sees over 200,000 acts of violence and 16,000 murders on TV before they turn 18 and not one nipple? Yet the FCC fines CBS $550,000 for Janet Jackson’s infamous Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction.”
Those are def some numbers to get you thinking.
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