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#Free the Nipple campaign reached its peak yesterday evening when women went swimming topless

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  • Set the nipple free! The Free the Nipple campaign that has taken Reykjavík by storm, reached its peak yesterday evening when women, and men, assembled in Laugardalslaug swimming pool for a topless dip. Photo/Vilhelm Gunnarsson

The Free the Nipple campaign that has taken Reykjavík by storm, reached its peak yesterday evening when women assembled in Laugardalslaug swimming pool for a topless dip. Logi Sigurfinnsson, the pool’s director, said the management team did not mind the women bathing topless.

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“We’ve never interfered when it comes to these matters. This debate arises every summer, and while some guests are indeed more sensitive than others, we do not oppose to women going topless as long as other people’s modesty is not offended.”

Although the majority of people were supportive of the campaign, a rather dark shadow was cast upon it when Vísir reported that users on the website Deildu.is had compiled the photographs of young women in one file and were sharing them online. Around three hundred users had downloaded the files yesterday evening. Vísir’s report, however, only highlights the campaign’s necessity.

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The next #Free the Nipple event in Iceland will likely take place on June 1st when women intend to sunbathe topless at Austurvöllur, in down-town Reykjavík. 

Free the nipple is an international equality movement focused upon the double standards regarding the censorship of female breasts and society’s tendency to sexualise the female body. The campaign suddenly went viral in Iceland on Tuesday evening after a high school stu­dent was mocked by a young man for hav­ing posted a pic­ture on Twitter that showed her nip­ple.

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