In our society, women are not allowed to be topless in public because breasts are seen as sexual objects. However, breasts are no more sexual than a man's pecks. Breasts are secondary characteristics when it come to sex identification, their main purpose is to provide milk to babies. This goes beyond just being hot and wanting to cool off by taking your shirt off in public. Women are discriminated against when they attempt to breast feed in public. People are offended by seeing breasts used for their natural purpose instead of as a sexual object; they're suddenly for something useful instead of something to just gaze at. I think if a woman is comfortable enough with her body to be topless in public she should have the same rights as men to do so.
But breasts are the same. For the reason I don't want men to walk bottomless, women also should not walk bottomless.
Male breasts are the same as female, only smaller and less functional on average. If your problem is that people stare, take it up with the people who are staring.
Sex organs, they are food organs. Any where a man has the right to bare his chest, a women should have the same right to bare her chest. Also it would keep the Muslims out of the hot tub. They have it right up in Canada, check this out............
Women's nipples and breasts primarily serve the biological purpose of breastfeeding infants. It can be argued that women's nipples and breasts are sexual organs, at least in part, as they are often stimulated as part of sexual acts; however, the same is true of men's nipples and pectorals. If the justification for keeping women from being topless is that their breasts are considered sexual, then the same criteria applies to men.
Men and women are anatomically different. Women have breasts, men do not. Breasts are considered sexual organs, and men's nipples are not. Maybe that's something wrong with society, but I don't see it changing quickly. If you want this change to happen, you need to have patience and make it gradual. Women's breasts are sexualized way more than men's nipples. Trying to deny these difference is like trying to deny the differences between apples and oranges.
No, I don't think it's discrimination to allow men to be topless but not women. There are anatomical differences between people. There are human parts that most of us are more comfortable when they're covered up. I wouldn't want a man to walk around bottomless. For that same reason I wouldn't want a woman to walk around topless.
Men going shirtless aren't subjected to nearly the level of sexualization that topless women are. While an attractive men shirtless may draw some appreciative looks, he wouldn't get the same number of comments, stares, and even harassment that topless women in public do. It's simply a matter of the culture we're all raised in, and this is one area where men and women are not equal.