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Iceland: March 26, Celebrating a year of #freethenipple


On March 26th last year, students, mothers and even politicians bared their breasts on social media and in public to protest nudity double standards. Mbl.is/ Eggert Jóhannesson

This Saturday is the formal anniversary of freeing the Icelandic female nipple, a day when students urged the women of the nation to bare their nipples to desexualise them and protest against the taboo that bared women’s nipples have in a public space.

College students, mothers, and a politician posted photos of their exposed breasts to join teenage students in protesting nudity double standards and body shaming.

To mark the one year anniversary of this feminist movement in Iceland the organisers of #freethenipple are hosting an event at Laugardalslaug swimming pool in Reykjavik between 13- 16 on Saturday afternoon.

A text on the Facebook event states:

“Why shouldn’t women have the power over their own bodies? Why are they called “attention-seeking, “seductive” and much worse things? Society has taught us that a female breast is something to hide and is only meant for the people we sleep with. And to feed babies – as long as noone sees them doing it!”

The Free-Nipples-Facebook Campaign


March 26 Free the nipple dagur Háskóla Íslands

Á morgun verður #freethenipple dagur í Háskólanum! Verið eins og þið viljið, verið frjáls. Í brjóstarhaldara, án brjóstarhaldara, í gegnsæjum bolum eða rúllukraga. Ykkar er valið! Brjóst og geirvörtur eru líffæri; sama á hvoru kyninu þau eru.


2015 in front of the Parliament buillding in Reykjavik , the ” Free The Nipple Movement ” went topless .
The “Free The Nipple” movement is getting bigger after a teen in Iceland was made fun of , showing a photo of her breasts to promote a “Free The Nipple” day at her college.
and as you can see see, the weather was excellent .