ONE BIG story appearing in news media this week concerns a woman who underwent a double mastectomy, overcame breast cancer, then couldn't get a swimsuit to fit right. It's about a Seattle, Washington parks and recreation pool which, at first, refused to allow this woman to swim topless.
Most importantly it's about a system that reconsidered, changed its mind, and did the right thing. We invite you to read News Accounts .
Now that we accept that a woman can swim topless when her breasts have been removed during life-saving surgery, will we take the next step and let our young daughters without developed breasts swim topless too? Ultimately, will we realize that breasts are not sexual objects---or at least do not have to be---on any female?
We can only hope!