Like it or not, topless women gathering en masse are going to garner some attention. Whether meeting to fight for the right to gather topless en masse or trying to make a different point, it’s pretty much guaranteed to make the news.
“Topless protests are probably the strongest and most effective form of peaceful and nonviolent protests to attract attention. You can throw a grenade, go on hunger strike, blow something up or shoot someone. Or you can go out topless,” Gutsol says.
Protests are pretty common place nowadays. After all, there are infinite things that can be found in the world, and public, non-violent action is a way to gain attention. There is often debate over what makes a protest effective and what tactics capture audience attention in the best way.
Today’s debate: Where does a group of topless females fall in the effectiveness spectrum?
Members of Ukranian women’s rights group Femen decided to find out.