Jailed Topless Advocate on Hunger Strike - My9 New Jersey

Jailed Topless Advocate on Hunger Strike

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Freehold Twp., N.J.(My9NJ.com) -

Phoenix Feeley has been jailed for standing up for what she believes in.  She is on a mission to give women permission in society to go topless just like men can. She says its a constitutional right.

She is currently incarcerated in the Monmouth County Jail for refusing to pay a fine for baring her breasts at a beach in Spring Lake.  Feeley is so committed to this cause that she's willing to die for it.  She is on a hunger strike and has refused to eat for more than nine days.

Chasing New Jersey was not allowed to talk to Feeley because jail officials say people in the infirmary are not allowed to have guests.

Outside the jail, other women are backing her cause and set up a protest.  A few of them feel it's insane that Feeley is still incarcerated.  One woman said, "She did nothing more than show her woman's body just like a man's body, change the laws, get the woman out of jail."

A doctor told Chasing New Jersey that it is likely she has is being fed something and hydrated because otherwise, after 9 days, all of her glycogen would be deleted and her muscles would start atrophying.

Feeley started an organization, gotopless.org, which protests toplessness laws.

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