Q&A: Free The Nipple Campaign

Q:  As a christian married man, I am concerned with the Free The Nipple campaign. Our world already has a pornography epidemic/addiction, so I don't think bringing "topless equality" into culture is going to solve any problems. In fact, I would argue it would create more problems, especially increase sexual-act-related violence/crimes (ex: sex trafficking, rape, etc.) As christian married women, what do you think about the "free-the-nipple" campaign? At what point is an image of a woman considered pornographic? At what point is an image of a man considered pornographic? -K

A: As a christian married woman, I, Candice, support the Free The Nipple campaign. Let me explain. 

The movement and film was started to support equality for men and women. In 1936 (according to Free The Nipple movie,) men fought and won the right to be topless in public. Today, there are 37 states who will arrest a woman for showing her nipples, some even if she is simply breastfeeding her baby in public. Now, that's just plain stupid.

Most people, including myself, would not run around with their tops off. But if this law did pass, I believe the opposite, I don't think it would cause more porn or sex trafficking problems. Rather, I think it wouldn't be as taboo to see a boob, and maybe even take some of the naughty stigma off it. But also, just because laws change doesn't mean our convictions will. 

So, let me clarify -- I support the Free The Nipple campaign and what it stands for. But I do not support the exploitation of men, women, or children. "Standing for equality" is not the same as "running around topless to get attention and to be gawked over." If you have a problem with this movement, I totally understand. I personally don't want my husband or kids stumbling because of some topless college chick, either. And I would be mortified if there was a topless picture of my daughter on the front page of her college newspaper. But maybe, if we don't want our kids to participate in this movement, we can make sure that we have a trusting relationship with them so that when we teach them the ways of the Lord, including modesty, they listen. At least that's what I'm hoping for, anyways. . .

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