Photos: Go Topless Day 2014 in Vancouver (warning: nudity)

On Sunday (August 24), Go Topless Day participants in downtown Vancouver took off their tops in support of women's equality.

The event doubled as a celebration of the Raëlians, who believe that extraterrestrials created life on Earth.

It also brought out lots of (mostly male) photographers eager to get shots of bare breasts.

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Jack
wow, so about 10 not-particularly-attractive attention whores decided to get their tits out downtown and a crowd forms to take grainy pictures of it. And this is news? Incredible...
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Miranda Nelson
Dear activists, Jack would like you to be more attractive. Also, he is entitled to see some hot tits, because women are things!
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Double-edged sword
These women and men are trying to gain equality with how we view womens' bodies in public, and there's a gaggle of men taking pics for their spank banks. I get that not all guys taking pictures are doing that, but the majority probably are.
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John Lucas
These people are not "activists", they are members of a weirdo UFO cult, and they do this every year to get attention. Just sayin'.

It's one of those "free love" cults, which almost always means that female members are free to have orgies with the charismatic male leader. Because women are things!
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Jack
Miranda Nelson, please stop being angry because you do not have hot enough tits to display in public.
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Miranda Nelson
Oh shit! You sure showed me!

Also, grow up.
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matrix
Jack, when did you drop the Ass in your name? Shouldve kept it, it makes you shine beautifully in the light. Honey, people like you are why we are what we are. Topless equality is going to go on as long as you're alive and the rest your womanhaterz club is alive, cupcake.
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Geoff
this "protest" had one purpose, and one purpose only - to generate attention for the participants. As a psychologist I generally find that people who participate in these sorts of protests lacked attention from their mothers when young and they tend to act out in this manner in later years. Of course some may simply suffer from narcissism.
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Charlie Smith
I don't know what's worse: Jack's last comment or that there are three idiots out there who agreed with him.
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To Geoff,
usually the purpose of protests is to generate attention for participants. I also don't understand your definition of 'acting out'. I don't recall any behavioural issues at the event. As a narwhale, I find your comment a little f**ky.
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To narwhale
No, the purpose of protests is to generate attention for a cause, not the participants. Clearly you and your fellow
"protestors" don't understand that.

But you all got your 15 minutes of fame, hope you feel it was worth it.
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Sylvia
Since there is wreck beach there is no need for this nonsense. When does nudity = equality? It doesn't. Bare your breasts at the beach or bare your breasts on film, just don't bare your breasts downtown!
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Sooo....
What cause?

They changed the law in Bc about being topless years ago.... Nobody rocks it but dudes and van is full of prudes anyway. Except that one girl who roller blades on the seawall with no top on.

This protest is as effective as petitioning for toilet paper.

Case closed

NEXT Failed protest pls.

@Miranda Nelson
AUG 25, 2014 at 1:42 PM
"Oh shit! You sure showed me!

Also, grow up."

And swearing when your a public person is mature??
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Miranda Nelson
"your" should be "you are".

Also, I love that one of our commenters personally attacks me and my body, but my use of the word "shit" is what twists your knickers.
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@Miranda Nelson
You are a highly trained and professional journalist---what if some poor little girl were reading this article and your comments? She might develop quite the potty mouth, and if journalism doesn't pan out for her, that is going to really impact a man's desire to take her on as his wife.
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Miranda Nelson
You know, I really needed a laugh today. Thank you, commenter :)
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matrix
The fact that some cult was the only one who participated in this event and that toplessness was able to garner a group the size of a 4/20 crowd, just shows it all. The majority of people don't view women as people. That they're are some mystical circus wonder that warrants phone pics and condescending sexual harrassment. No wonder women feel unsafe where ever they go. Because the world regards them as other. Commenters like Jack (Ass)that got so many likes for their slut shaming comments tells me that sexism, misogyny are faar from eradicated. The comments to Miranda are bone chilling. "Tits" are breasts, boys and "hot" and "prude" are the wrong answer. Try human bodies and women's choice that doesn't revolve around you're hypergamous dick's feelings. Breasts are for feeding, yet they're treated like hypersexualized fetish penises. Breasts are sold as commodies for entertainment, but a woman cannot even wear her own breasts, that are actually the same as men's breast, but estrogen made them secreting glands. There's nothing inherently sexual of breasts. They are secondary sexual characteristics like a man's facial hair. They are the same as lips, eyes, arms. Ironically women's Breasts actually serve a function, yet men are out "flashing" their "tits". And even more funny, is that people talk about how breasts themselves are evil, yet breast tissue are constantly hypersexualized and accentuated in women's clothing/media etc. Nipples are sensored, yet women's and men's nipples are exactly the same! Explain this shit!
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matrix
Who cares if they're a cult or whatever. The message they're sending is completely true, women are oppressed from wearing their bodies as human beings do, but they're bodies are evaluated as sex objects, even when they choose to be in control of their sexuality. To the soo.. commenter, laws entail equality? Since when? Funny I remember when black people were enslaved and slavery was abolished, they were still oppressed to absolute tyranny. women can't go out in public at all safely without with risk of rape and sexual violence. "Prudes" because maybe the same people pile yourself see hypocrites and Gall women "sluts" and "whores" because only your man feelings matter right? And women have to live under your approval right? Why don't you put your porn down to for once see women as exactly like you, humans who are not inherently sexual entertainment and that they have sexualities that are separate from yours. And to Sylvia, women should be allowed to go topless where ever men go topless. Nude beaches have nothing to do with it. Sad that the human form is relegated to nude beaches, porn, and drooling pig men.
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Hey, Jack!
Is your last name... Off?
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rain
Matrix can't tell the difference between women's breasts and men's chests unless milk is secreting from them.

Lol... I love the Straight.
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