Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Tue Mar 11 20:33:57 UTC 2003

> >"Naked protest" probably started in the 1960s-1970s, with women burning
>their bras.
>That's as spurious as all those wrong "Windy City" attributions.  Feminists
>never burned bras.  There was a protest in New York City, I believe in the
>late 1960s, in which women threw bras and other "symbols of oppression" into
>a garbage can, but never set them on fire.

IIRC, you either discarded your bra or burned your draft card (I suppose
relatively few individuals were in a position to do both). I believe these
activities were later conflated as a symbol of aggressive public hippiedom,
or something.

-- Doug Wilson

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