Breast practice on the riviera

Posted on August 9, 2009 

Breast practice on the riviera

There was a time when French beaches were full of topless women – but no longer. As cities empty, and France makes its annual migration to the coast, Paris-based journalist Regan Kramer – a member of the feminist Les Chiennes de Garde group – asks why the breast is now back in the bikini.

In the early 70s, American and British women would struggle to stay well hidden behind their towels as they changed into or out of their bathing suits.

Even undoing their suit tops as they lay on their stomachs poolside could attract a reprimand.


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