I don’t usually post links to Huffington Post articles, but this one, #FreeTheNipple: This Bikini Top Sticks Two Fingers Up To Censorship, is worth discussing. Also note that this is from the British edition of Huffington Post.
On their website the makers of the bikini, Robyn Graves and Michelle Lytle, write: “Why can’t girls be topless? If you really think about it, what’s the difference between a man’s nipples and a woman’s? Is it really just the extra breast tissue?
I have mused about the irony that the part of a woman’s breast that is most different from a man’s can be completely exposed without legal consequence. The only part that must not be shown is the part that is most similar to a man’s.
Am I allowed to post this on my blog?
As part of “Finding the answers to life’s persistent questions”, you might wonder about the phrase “stick two fingers up”.
The answer is on the WikiPedia page V sign.
It is also used by people of the United Kingdom and related cultures as an offensive gesture (when displayed with the palm inward); and by many others simply to signal the number 2. Since the 1960s, when the “V sign” was widely adopted by the counterculture movement, it has come to be used as a symbol of peace (usually with palm outward).
Read the rest of the definition to see the connection with the phrase in the headline.