Pasty-clad protesters fighting to free women's nipples in public marched along the Venice boardwalk Sunday afternoon.
As part of the 8th annual GoTopless Day, both men and women marched in solidarity with the bare-chested cause, joined by topless acrobats, stilt walkers and performers.
"Men have the argument, well I don't know how to control myself if I see a woman's nipple," Lara Terstenjak said, of GoTopless.org. "A square-inch of flesh can be that provoking and that dangerous that a woman should have to worry for her life. That's the same excuse as saying well her skirt was too short or her belly button was showing or she was wearing clothes that asked for it."
The event drew dozens of onlookers some who supported the cause, some who did not. Members of an unknown religious group were also in attendance wearing T-shirts that read: "The wicked shall be condemned to hell."
The parade was among dozens of events happening worldwide for GoTopless Day.
According to GoTopless.org, the group denounces the sexualization of breasts and is fighting for women to have the same rights men have to be able to go shirtless in public sans bikini top and bra.
In April, the Venice Neighborhood Council supported a resolution to allow women to sunbathe naked at the popular beach.
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That resolution still needs to be approved by the city and county before possibly going into effect.