I think this idea has merit

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It is legal in New York for women to go topless so long as they are not engaged in commerce. This was a law passed in 1992, but apparently not many know about it…until a women’s rights activist decided to highlight it.

I think the idea has merit though I am not sure how popular it would be in Invercargill, it would?definitely?go off in Palmerston North though.

According to a 1992 law, women in New York have the right to go topless anywhere a man can, so long as they’re not engaged in commerce. Yet many people still don’t know this is legal twenty years after the ruling. This week, on BTR Pulse, Lauren Hawker caught up with Moira Johnston, a female rights activist from Philadelphia who has ditched her shirt to raise awareness about a woman’s legal right to be topless in NYC.