Hundreds walk through the Highlands as part of 'Free the Nipple' - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Hundreds walk through the Highlands as part of 'Free the Nipple' campaign

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - More than 400 people walked through the Highlands on Saturday, and most of them were topless.

It was all part of the "Free the Nipple" event organized by high schooler Nan Elpers.

She says after watching a documentary on how women's bodies are hyper-sexualized, she wanted to make a change.

Those who came out say women should be allowed to breastfeed in public without worrying about ridicule.

They also think there's a double standard, saying if men can walk around shirtless, women should be able to as well.

"What we're trying to do is desexualize women's bodies by desensitizing people to the female body, especially the top," Elpers said. "And the point is that hyper-sexualization of women's bodies gives people the excuse to shun women who are breastfeeding, using breasts for their biological purpose, and it gives an excuse to slut shame and victim blame."

"Free the Nipple" is a national campaign that was started in New York.

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