The way the Canadian Media Sabotages Topfreedom Equality For Girls

Guest blog by: Peter Allison ([e-mail protected])
As Canadians are well aware, the national election race is really heating up. Expressions like “Prime Minister,” “minority win” and “Liberal Party” are words not often talked or fully comprehended in the USA. I have noticed the word Liberal is frequently used as a derogatory term when referring to some politician in the united states, but in Canada, the Liberal Party is one of the three largest political parties with the Conservative and the New Democratic political parties.
In Ontario, topfreedom for women continues to be legal since 1996 when Gwen Jacob was acquitted in the Ontario Court of Appeal for walking topfree through the city of Guelph in 1991.
There have been many instances where police and other authorities are not certain whether girl and girls do have the right to be topfree in public. The latest incident in Waterloo, Ontario, ignited a demonstration and a march that’s actually emphasized the problem in the minds of Canadians.
(Trudeau is pictured below in the purple shirt.)
Justin Trudeau at the Toronto Pride Parade
Would you imagine you’ll see a Democratic or Republican candidate marching in a Pride Parade or imagined near any topfree girls? In nude beach pictures , we additionally have government-supplied health care, a high minimum wage and nasty weather many months of the year. Luckily, we get a number of months of fine warm summer weather every year that bring well to topfreedom.
Where most Canadian media is actually positive and supportive of Trudeau’s presence at the parade and in these graphics, some articles treat this as more of a joke and a few say it was a political error.
The troubling thing about this entire event is the treatment of topfreedom in the Canadian media. Where it’s legal for both women and men to be topfree in public, seemingly it’s not so in the media. The Toronto Star pixelated the girl’s breasts, Chatelaine reduced the woman to a cartoon and the National Post cropped the image just below the neck. In the Chatelaine post it claimed “we have exemplified the woman to maintain her privacy.” The girl decided to be topfree in public. This wasn’t a private statement for her. I am confident she wouldn’t have needed her brave protest of her independence replaced with a cartoon illustration.
If Justin were also topfree in this image, I ‘m convinced just the woman would have been pixelated or cartooned. The treatment of the girls in these pictures functions to both dehumanize her and to throw doubt on the legitimacy of her dress. Without graphics in the media of identical topfreedom for both women and men, the public will always be weary of whether female topfreedom is something that should be accepted. It sends a message that this really is not safe for . This woman pictured may have the right to be topfree, but not actually, not in the media and not in the general public head. So how free are women to feel equal in Canada? According to the Canadian media, they’re not in any way.
In the Chatelaine and Maclean Magazines:
From the Toronto Star:
The original picture:
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