Question: What is the legal penalty and fine for a woman walking topless on the streets of New York City?
- 3 days in jail and $1,000
- 1 days in jail and $5,000
- 5 days in jail and $1,500
Answer: It’s a trick question, because, according to statute 245.01 per the Appeals Court of The State/City of New York, it is completely legal for a woman or a man to opt not to wear a shirt (or bra) in public. Of course, a man wearing a bra will get more stares than a woman wearing a bra (thank you, Madonna) and a woman going bare-breasted will draw more stares than a man doing the same, but why? Why is a woman’s nipple so controversial? I decided to tackle this subject with my new film — Free the Nipple.
More, if you want, at Why I Made a Film Called Free the Nipple and Why I’m Being Censored in America.