Posted in Q-News on 02. Aug, 2012
Going Topless For Equality
A New York woman who spends her days walking around the city topless says she’s fighting for equality.
Moira Johnston, 29, a topless dancer from Philadelphia, says she is exercising her legal right to take off her shirt.
She became a bare breast activist after she was banned from a yoga studio after going topless in class, something men were freely doing.
Since May, she has been seen strolling around the city’s East Village topless to remind women that, under New York law, they have the right to bare their chests, just like men.
Ms Johnston says many people are unaware of that right – including the New York Police Department, which arrested her in May. She was later released without charge.
“I want women to know their rights and to give them the courage to go topless too,” she told The Daily Beast.
“It’s not that I want everyone to take off their shirt, but I’m supporting a woman’s choice to do it and think every woman should do it on her own terms.”
thanks to : orange.co.uk
Boris Left Dangling By Zip-Wire Mishap
Boris Johnson ended up dangling 20ft in the air after getting stuck while taking part in a zip-wire act.
The London Mayor took to the zip wire, in Victoria Park, East London, following Team GB’s first gold medal victory.
But he was left hanging for several minutes after he lost momentum and got stuck over a crowd of people.
Johnson, , with safety helmet firmly on and a union flag in each hand, flashed his ankles as the safety harness pulled up his suit trousers.
“This is great fun but it needs to go faster,” he joked, as onlookers snapped photos on their mobile phones.
The Mayor’s spokesman said: “Clearly the judges are likely to mark him down for artistic interpretation and, unlike Team GB, he won’t be bagging any gold medals today but he remains unbowed.”