Ladies: Sunday, August 28th is “#GoTopless” Day In Support Of Gender Equality
On Sunday, August 28, 2016, people in cities around the world are invited to stand up for a women’s right to go topless in public by participating in a #GoTopless activity near them.
According to gotopless.org, GoTopless Day always falls at the Sunday closest to Women’s Equality Day, which occurs every year on August 26. It was on August 26, 1920, that women earned their right to vote on the basis of Gender Equality. In 1971, the US Congress has made August 26 into a nationally recognized date and named it “Women’s Equality Day.” The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.
According to WhiteHouse.org, "On June 14th, 2016, at the first-ever United State of Women Summit, President Obama announced a new Equal Pay Pledge signed by 28 of America’s leading businesses committed to closing the gender pay gap. In his remarks, he called on more businesses to step up and pledge themselves to gender equality. Today, on Women’s Equality Day, we’re happy to announce that an additional 29 businesses have signed on to the pledge."
More info on #GoTopless day can be found at gotopless.org
If you're not willing to bare your upper half, then you might choose to throw the top down on your convertible car, and go for a ride instead. We've collected a few here that might interest you.
2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Now 25 years old and in its fourth generation, the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata has been declared the best-selling two-seat sports car in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records. There's much to love about the iconic roadster, which offers buyers a variety of options and trim levels to suit their topless urges, starting with a choice of soft-folding canvas or power-retractable hard top, and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers from 158 to 167 horsepower depending on whether it is shifted by five- or six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Leather-trimmed seats with five heat settings will keep passengers toasty, even when touring topless on tepid evenings. Starting MSRP: $24,790.
2015 Mini John Cooper Works Convertible
Enthusiasts will appreciate the open-top performance offered by the John Cooper Works convertible, which boasts acceleration from 0-to-60 in 6.6 seconds and a top speed of 146 mph from its 208-horsepower, 1.6-liter racing-tuned four-cylinder twin-turbo engine. Sun lovers will appreciate its fully automatic soft-top, which opens in just 15 seconds, comes with an innovative sunroof, and conveniently tucks away into a compact space just above the boot. Low, firm, and loud, its spirited type of performance is not meant for those who seek soft and cushy. Starting MSRP: $36,700.
2015 Jeep Wrangler
Beloved by many for its legendary "Trail-Rated" off-road prowess, the 2015 Jeep Wrangler offers a variety of trim levels, hard and soft top options, and a powerful 285-horsepower/3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar engine mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission or optional five-speed automatic transmission. Available in two sizes, a small two-door, four passenger version, or with room for five adults, the larger Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is the only four-door 4x4 convertible on the market. It's meant to go offroad and get dirty, and your passengers might get dirty too! Starting MSRP: $23,890.
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
If you're searching for classic American style and performance, look no further than the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible. Power comes from a 455-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 engine mated to an eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission promising acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and a quarter-mile in 12 seconds at 119 mph (with Z51 performance package). The fully electronic three-ply soft-top can be opened or closed at speeds up to 30 mph. As if its sexy looks and racing-style performance aren't enough to convince you, it's also got 4G LTE wifi. Starting MSRP: $59,995.
2015 BMW 6-series
The full-size 2015 BMW 6-series convertible offers a choice of three twin turbocharged engines mated to a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, and offers the ultimate in spacious four-passenger comfort combined with German luxury and performance. Its fabric softtop features a glass rear window that opens separately, folds away discretely into the trunk, and even when driving at speeds of up to 25 mph, can be opened in 19 seconds and closed in 24 seconds. Starting MSRP: $84,550.
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