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Tit-shirts in support of the Free the Nipple movement

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  • Viva la revolución Organiser Nanna (left) and Sunna, the t-shirt's designer. Icelanders will gather in front of the parliament building in Austurvöllur next Saturday, 13th of June, to celebrate Free the Nipple movement. Photo/Ernir Eyjólfsson

“The t-shirts are for those who wish to show support, but without taking their shirts off,” says artist Sunna Ben, who designed a limited edition t-shirt in support of the Free the Nipple movement in Iceland. Icelandic women and men will gather in front of the parliament building in Austurvöllur next Saturday, 13th of June, to celebrate the movement.

Read more: Free the nipple: second wave of free nipples will hit Reykjavík June 13th

Free the nipple is an 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 in March after a high school stu­dent was mocked by a young man for hav­ing posted a pic­ture on Twitter that showed her nip­ple.

“There’s much support for the movement and those who thought it was only a phase that would quickly die out are increasingly jumping on board. I don’t think it’s strange that the movement has received so much attention and support; I think most women wish they’d feel comfortable breastfeeding in public, sunbathing topless or simply changing shirts in public,” explains Nanna Hermannsdóttir, one of the event’s organisers. 

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