Protest For Lingerie Freedom

Via Feeling Is First comes this vintage advertisement featuring a notional protest in lingerie for the freedom to run around in lingerie:

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“To run in the wind, little sister. To wear only your second nature. That is the freedom of Berlei…the new name of liberty!”

Naked Protest For Toplessness

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These photos (and more) are from a 2012 protest at the White House in Washington DC. The goal? The right of women to go topless in public, which we at Naked Protesters can support wholeheartedly.

Discovered via a post at ErosBlog.

Arrested For Naked Performance Art

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All I know about this picture is the caption where I found it: “Zoe West being arrested in Times Square for a nude art performance.” I’d argue that naked performance art in a public place where it’s not allowed is *always* an act of protest…

Kissing The Riot Police

Here’s a technique of non-violent resistance that I think could combine quite handily with the tactics of naked protesters:

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Photo credit: AFP.

Arrested For Naked Legs

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Supposedly, this photo dates from 1922 Chicago and presents the arrest of women at the beach whose demonstrative crime was to wear one-piece bathing suits that bared and exposed their legs. It’s Naked Protesters material because the scene is clearly a media circus; it seems at least possible that the ladies in question were flouting the contemporary sartorial regulations with intent to protest them and make a scene.

However, the explanation opens with “supposedly” because this picture is all over the internet under similar captions, none of which offer an authoritative source of the captioning information. The most commonly cited modern appearance of this photo is a Reddit thread from October 2011 with the caption “Women in Chicago being arrested for wearing one piece bathing suits, without the required leg coverings. 1922.” Most other web appearances cite the Reddit thread or lightly rephrase the Reddit caption, but the photo can also be found on a other websites with similar captions dated to the few months prior to the Reddit thread. Not found were any older appearances on the web, nor any authoritative sources for the photo that might be used to confirm the many similar captions.

Dressing Down The Dress Code

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This is from a student protest in Hungary after narrow-minded administrators tried to make the students dress more conservatively:

Students at a university in Hungary have turned up to class in only their underwear, in protest at conservative new clothing rules banning miniskirts, flip-flops and low cut dresses.

Around 10 students and a professor at Kaposvar University in southwest Hungary attended classes on Thursday clad only in pants, or, in some cases, nothing more than strategically placed textbooks, in protest at the draconian new rules.

The naked protest is in response to a letter written by the university’s rector to students imposing a conservative dress code, meaning dark suits and shoes for men, and jackets, blouses and trousers or long skirts for women.

“From October 1, there is also no place in the university for mini-skirts, flip-flops, heavy make-up, inappropriate fashion accessories, or unkempt fingernails and hair,” the letter read.

Burning For Justice

At an anti-prostitution rally, FEMEN activists pretend to be setting themselves up for a topless self-immolation. Considering that they subsequently light up some cans of hair spray without themselves vanishing in an agonized ball of fire, I think we can safely assume the gasoline can does not actually contain gasoline:

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It’s been hard not to make Naked Protesters an all-FEMEN, all-the-time show since FEMEN appeared topless on the world stage…

Justice Gets Her Ass Beat

Street artist ADW attempted to install this piece at a Kings of Concrete event in Dublin, but it so offended the local cops they made him paint it over before it was done. It’s about “the increasing militarisation of these forces employed to uphold the law” and was inspired by “the worldwide Occupy movements and the savage handling of the protesters”:

The Lady Of Justice gets her ass beaten by a riot policeman street art graffiti

Via Spanking Blog.