Yesterday was #free-the-nipple day in Iceland, a day in which a feminist wave has swept the country. The day was particularly celebrated in Reykjavik’s Universities and colleges and an endless amount of women tweeted their support, and their nipples, including an MP. Mbl.is provided a look at the day in pictures in which women went braless or topless to show their support.
The international #freethenipple cause addresses equal rights for men and women, a more balanced view of censorship and the rights for all women the world over to breastfeed in public.
The hashtag went viral after 17-year-old Adda Smaradottir posted a picture of her nipple on twitter using the hashtag #FreeTheNipple. After receiving a derogatory comment she removed it, but the inititaive had taken wing and went viral in a big way.
Adda reposted her picture and was joined by hundreds of others who did the same to show their support.
Here are some samples of #freeTheNipple tweets: