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Did you know who's behind the Go Topless movement?

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Aug 29, 2016

Yesterday (in case you missed it) was Go Topless Day: the day when thousands of feminists all over the world protest being treated as sex-objects, by encouraging men to stare at their bodies. 

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I am not making this up.

The Go Topless movement was founded by a man—a man—who goes by the name of Raël. A former race-car driver, he apparently became an expert on women's liberation and many other issues in 1973 when, he reports, he was abducted by aliens. You can read all about it, I gather, in The Message Given to Me by Extra-Terrestrials. I admit that I haven't read the book, but I understand that he imparts useful instructions on important questions such as how we could make flowers dance.

I am not making this up.

If you did encounter any topless women yesterday, chances are they did not realize that they were indirectly supporting the Raëlian cult. Then again, chances are that they weren't altogether clear on what they were doing. But I can't help but notice that this is the 2nd time in less than a week that I've commented on the crazy society in which people promote respect for the dignity of women by encouraging them to take off their clothes. 

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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