Buncombe Rep. Tim Moffitt has introduced legislation to add female toplessness to the state’s indecent exposure prohibitions. Except for breastfeeding, revealing “the nipple, or any portion of the areola, of the human female breast” would be illegal. Before last year’s Go Topless rally, Asheville City Council signed a letter condemning it and calling for state legislation. Photo by Max Cooper
Dozens of women bared their breasts in Pack Square Sunday afternoon, ostensibly in a show of support for what the rally’s organizer calls their constitutional right to appear topless in public.
A few blocks away from the Go Topless rally at Pack Square, a group of women and men gathered in Pritchard Park to discuss women’s rights and equality issues with their clothes on. About 50 people attended the event that was hosted by the newly formed nonprofit 3WF-Asheville Women for Equality. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)