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These Are The Countries Where Breasts Are More Dangerous Than Guns

Every country has its own cultural and societal rules which aim to uphold the values of the community and keep its occupants safe, however, it seems in some countries law makers have decided that the biggest threat to public safety is not an assault rifle, but women’s breasts. It appears there is a global battle going on for women’s virtue, with hundreds of countries handing out severe penalties for women exposing their breasts in an attempt to keep women chaste and our minds uncorrupted.

breasts vs. guns

While breasts are seen as a dangerous plague to society and are banned in public, it appears firearms are seen as much less of a threat. In many of the countries where women can expect punishments like imprisonment or even lashings for baring all, they would not receive any penalty for touting a firearm. This bizarre dichotomy is more prevalent than you might think. Here Clinic Compare round up the countries where it is thought that breasts are more dangerous than guns.

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Country Are women allowed to be topless? What's the penalty Can you own & carry a firearm?
Mexico No Arrested Yes
Brazil No Penalty of imprisonment from 3 months up to a year or a fine Yes
Iceland No 6 month imprisonment or fine Yes
Ireland No A fine of up to €634.87 (£455.53) or 6 months imprisonment Yes
Malta No Prison sentence and/or fine Yes
Monaco No Prosecution Yes
Russia No $50 fine (£32.75) Yes
Turkey No Fined Yes
Egypt No Prison sentence Yes
Morocco No Up to 2 years imprisonment or expulsion Yes
Sudan No Up to 50 lashings (if a woman wears trousers or doesn't wear a headscarf) Yes
Iraq No For not wearing a veil or hijab women risk being imprisoned, beaten, humiliated and fined, and their husbands might be punished Yes
Pakistan No Imprisonment for up to six months and/or fine up to 200 rupees (£1.24) Yes
Singapore No Up to 90 days in jail or $2,000 (934.31) in fines Yes
Syria No For not wearing a veil or hijab women risk being imprisoned, beaten, humiliated and fined, and their husbands might be punished Yes
Thailand No Can be fined up to B500 (£9.20) Yes
United Arab Emirates No No less than 6 months imprisonment Yes

USA states where women cannot be topless but can carry a gun:

State Are women allowed to be topless? What's the penalty Can you own & carry a firearm?
Indiana No Class B misdemeanour: up to 180 days imprisonment and a fine of up to a $1,000 (£650) Yes
Tennessee No Class B misdemeanour punishable only by a fine of $500 (£325) for the first or second offense. The third or subsequent offense is a Class A misdemeanour punishable by $1,500 (£975) fine and not more than 11 months and 29 days in jail Yes
Utah No Up to six months in jail as a Class B misdemeanour Yes

Below is a table with the top 10 countries with the most severe penalties for a woman going topless in public:

Country Penalty for being topless
Iraq For not wearing a veil or hijab women risk being imprisoned, beaten, humiliated and fined, and their husbands might be punished
Syria For not wearing a veil or hijab women risk being imprisoned, beaten, humiliated and fined, and their husbands might be punished
Sudan Up to 50 lashings (if a woman wears trousers or doesn't wear a headscarf)
Morocco Up to 2 years imprisonment or expulsion
United Arab Emirates No less than 6 months imprisonment
Pakistan Imprisonment for up to six months and/or fine up to 200 rupees (£1.24)
Iceland 6 month imprisonment or fine
Ireland A fine of up to €634.87 (£455.53) or 6 months imprisonment
Singapore Up to 90 days in jail or $2,000 (934.31) in fines
Brazil Penalty of imprisonment from 3 months up to a year or a fine

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