Women in Maine Stage Topless Protest for EqualityS

The women of Maine are sick of men being allowed to take off their shirts on hot days, while women must keep their chests, with associated ornaments, hidden. A couple of dozen just staged a topless march about it.

The march, report the Associated Press, was organized by a 22-year-old college student called Andrea Simoneau. Apparently a master of publicity, "she'd been going topless downtown and near campus for the past couple of weeks to drum up interest in the march." Indeed.

Some people held up signs to protest against the protest, declaring "tops for all." Others apparently took photos of the march, more interested in the ya-yas on display than the important gender-equality point the women were making. "Unfortunately, there's no way to deal with people taking pictures for prurient interest," said Simoneau, "but I feel the best way to deal with that is to just ignore it."