20 years ago today, a New York judge named Titone (stop snickering) handed down a ruling that said, in part, that the police who had arrested a woman for going topless in public “have offered nothing to justify a law that discriminates against women by prohibiting them from removing their tops and exposing their bare chests in public as men are routinely permitted to do.” The legalese goes on a while, but the gist is this: women can uncover their bodies exactly when, where, and to whatever extent men are allowed to do so.
20 years! Some of our younger members have never known a New York where a woman’s breasts were considered indecent. Would that more cities were as sensible as New York, and that more judges were as wise as Titone.
End of history lesson. But now comes your homework: go take advantage of this right! Shirts off, sisters. A right unused is a right forgotten.