“Free the breasts”: a demonstration for gender equality
Alice Lacroix, the organizer of the demonstration.
A demonstration entitled “Free the breasts” took place Sunday afternoon in Mount Royal Park to demand the right to be topless in a public place.
“The goal of this event is really to change morals,” says organizer Alice Lacroix. We are here to support Éloÿse Paquet Poisson who was arrested by the police [on May 29] in a park in Quebec.”
The story of Éloÿse Paquet Poisson has made the rounds on social networks. “This young woman bared her chest in a park to simply enjoy the sun. Women have the right to be bare-breasted in the public space”, specifies the organizer.
The participants interviewed – few in number between noon and 2 p.m. – all delivered the same message of support for Éloÿse Fish Package, as part of this rather low-key event.
“The mentality is changing, but slowly. When we talk about gender equality, it seems like it's a real problem,” says Alice Lacroix.
Questioned on this event – during a press briefing last week, the Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Isabelle Charest, declared in particular: “Go ahead, I have no problem with that.”
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The demonstration “Free the breasts” was also held in Quebec City at Victoria Park.