Friday June 5, 2020

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In the 1960s nudity as a protest had some impact. Last week, however, the sight of a topless woman breaking through the barriers to protest against Bill Cosby smacked only of exhibitionism

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
15th April, 2018
Yoko Ono and John Lennon were the only ones to use nudity convincingly Pic: Rolling Stone

Am I allowed to protest against a spot of protesting? I confess myself entirely unimpressed by the events of last week, in which a woman elected to protest against the actions of Bill Cosby, currently facing charges of drugging and molesting a woman back in 2004, by presenting herself to him half-naked, having jumped over a barricade outside the Montgomery County courthouse in suburban Philadelphia in order to reach the former comedian, before being dragged...

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