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Is topless sunbathing over? It certainly is in France, according to French Elle, if the coverline on its new summer issue is to be believed: According to the magazine the answer is "yes", and the reasons are threefold.

First, an increased concern over health and the dangers of skin cancer; second, the "pornified" perception of topless women indeed Elle suggests the death of the monokini — ie swimming briefs — was linked to the idea that topless women are seen as "loose" ; and third, the rise of breast-affiliated activism — chiefly Femenwho use their naked breasts as a means of attracting Mature woman sunbathing in public park to various causes, and Free the Nipplea recent campaign that encourages women to go topless to end the stigma surrounding female bodies.

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And now that they're covering up? It's a "worrying sign of a regression in the place of women".

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