Tameera Mohamed and her sisters didn’t think anything of it when they rode around on their bikes,topless in Kitchener on a hot July night.
But a male Waterloo Regional Police officer allegedly did – and the interaction between the sisters and the officer prompted the women to speak out about their rights.
The officer stopped them and said they had to put their shirts on. The women told him it was their legal right to go topless in public; they say the officer said there had been complaints from parents.
Mohamed said being topless in certain settings isn’t a new concept for her and her sisters, whether on the beach or tubing down a river.
Did the officer have it right? Were the women exercising their right? Have we advanced?