Rumer Willis wore some appropriate attire to a "Free the Nipple" fundraiser last night: a shirt with a print of three boobs on it. It may seem like a cop-out, but it was a photo of a sweatshirt printed with two topless women that little sister Scout says got her thrown off Instagram — and launched all that topless marching in the street.
The fundraiser, hosted by hip hop mogul Russell Simmons (whose manly-nipples are already pretty fully liberated), took place at the Mondrian Hotel's Skybar in Los Angeles. Many women walked down the red carpet in various stages of nipple-baring, including one woman who breastfed upon entry in perhaps the most luxurious-looking baby bjorn ever.
The event comes just after a Star cover claiming daughters of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore are in trouble — that's Rumer, Scout, and their 20-year-old little sister, Tallulah. "Drugs, arrests, and dangerous sex," claims the tabloid cover, naming each girl's specific alleged issue. Rumer posted the photo to Instagram, just saying, "I mean really…"
The Free the Nipple movement seeks to decriminalize the female body, asking that women's bodies be held to only the same censorship standards as a man's. This includes not just topless walkabouts, obviously, but breastfeeding photos and mastectomy tattoos — but it's all part of the same mission to decrease taboo around women's bodies for just existing.
"I am not trying to argue for mandatory toplessness, or even bralessness," Scout wrote in an op-ed for XoJane earlier this month. "What I am arguing for is a woman’s right to choose how she represents her body — and to make that choice based on personal desire and not a fear of how people will react to her or how society will judge her. No woman should be made to feel ashamed of her body."
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