South Florida, USA: Elizabeth Book is fighting for the rights of women to go topless
in the same public places that men can, an activity which is mostly illegal.
Saturday 2nd July 2005, Elizabeth plans to strip to the waist outside the Peabody
Auditorium, Daytona, next to three statues of topless women.
an email to nudists, Book wrote:
will be as top-free as the statues. This is not over until Daytona is forced to
recognize the unconstitutionality of their ordinances and statutes aimed at the
American woman's breasts."
says she is allowed to strip to the waist legally after a court ruling quashed
her earlier convictions for going topless as part of a political protest during
Bike Week in March 2004.
law says that female upper body nudity as part of a political protest is legal.
Book had been arrested and fined $253. The state is to appeal.
first seen on the Buzz
Page, 30th June 2005.