Women asserting their right to appear topless: civil rights activists or exhibitionists?

Posted May 03, 2010, at 3 p.m.

The women who appeared topless in a parade in Farmington on Friday argue that they are

striking a blow for their fellow women by desexualizing the breast. Others believe they

are naïve to think men will not gawk and leer at such displays. Who is right? Can men

learn to view bare breasts in a non-sexualized context? Or are these women unrealistic,

and perhaps are using the event as a venue to be exhibitionists and to shock the public?