If you’re in with the feminist movement these days, you’ve been hearing a lot about freeing the nipple.

Men get to put their nipples on full display, but unless you’re vacationing in Europe (lucky you…) the only female nips you used to see were your own (or maybe those of a girlfriend or intimate partner).

Bummer. We know.

Head to the beach this summer, though, and a different sight may be had.

Tackling the the lack of gender equality when it comes to bearing our breasts, the Tata bikini top puts faux nipples on display (in a high realistic way, none the less) to make a point.

As the creators of the Tata nipple top, Robyn Graves and Michelle Lytle, say on their website:

“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? Is it the fact that women’s nipples are paired with a vagina?”

Makes you think, huh?

More profoundly though, are the implications body shaming has on women and girls. As the founders state:

“Who is this law protecting and what are they protecting them from? What message does it send to young women about their bodies? That they should be ashamed and keep them covered?”

It’s what compelled filmmaker Lina Esco to initially launch the #FreeTheNipple movement in the first place with her film.

Rock your own #FreeTheNipple bikini top: Tata Top, $28 at thetatatop.com
($5 from every purchase goes to the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation to fund breast cancer research)

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