Benefit for top-free equality Feb. 24 at Civic Media Center
February 1997

In February of 1996, Gainesville woman Kayla Sosnow was arrested for not wearing a shirt in the Osceola National Forest. She was convicted of disorderly conduct, and spent 20 days in jail.

Sosnow is appealing her conviction to the higher courts, emphasizing women's 14th Amendment right to equal protection under the law. If her conviction is overturned, a new legal precedent will be set, and women in Florida will no longer be arrested for going top-free. Similar suits have already been successful in the top courts of Ohio and New York.

The legal patriarchy that insisted Kayla must keep the obscenity of her breasts hidden is determined to keep women in their place--as sex objects. We must free ourselves from this oppression that says women's bodies are "bad" or "special" compared to men's.

History is being made in Florida right now! Join the fight for Top-Free Equality, and stay abreast of top-free issues, by calling 373-5789.

"Anniversary of the Bust," will feature theater, music, art, discussion, question and answer, open mike and refreshments, Monday, February 24, 1997, 5:30pm-9pm, at the Civic Media Center, 1021 W. University Ave., Gainesville. (Call in advance to perform, or just bring your poems, songs and instruments!) $2-10 donations at the door will support the Legal Defense Fund and Top-Free Equality campaign.

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