Feminism | Posted by Sophie R on 11/14/2012
A Boob In My Bonnet
In the United Kingdom (where I live), there is a daily national tabloid newspaper called The Sun. In it’s own words, The Sun provides readers with “the latest news and features – Showbiz, babes, celebrities, sport and racing, national and international news.” The word that I have decided to take issue with is ‘babes’ specifically because, for those who don’t already know, as well as tenuous ‘news’ The Sun regularly features a picture of a pretty girl with her bazukas out on page 3.
It’s long been an issue that has frustrated me. I am not surprised, shocked or even displeased that men – and women – like to look at boobs. Boobs are fascinating, boobs are life-giving, powerful, sexy and aesthetically pleasing, all at the same time. As a heterosexual woman, I confess that I love …
Feminism, Pop-Culture | Posted by Hira B on 03/18/2011
My Body Isn’t An Invitation for Sexual Harassment
I’m a fourteen year-old girl and I wear a DD bra. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked what bra size I wear, and my response has always been, “It’s none of your business.” No matter how firmly I answer, the person will start laughing and ask again.
When boys speak to me, they tend to look at my breasts instead of my face. I mean its basic manners to look at someone in the face when having a conversation, but guess what? That’s not the worst the thing I’ve experienced because of my breasts.
Some boys in my year used to walk up to me, start a conversation, then grab my boob and walk off, laughing. At first I’d stand there thinking, “Did that really just happen?” …
Feminism | Posted by Mvibes on 01/5/2010
A Walking Chest
I was on an online forum when I saw that a girl asked the question: “Girls: would your life be easier without boobs?”
I thought about this for a moment. My chest is awkwardly large, a pain when it comes to shopping for shirts (or bras). And I’m sick of boys staring at my chest, seeing me as nothing more then a walking pair of boobs and making lude comments. On the other hand boys who don’t stare are worth my time and boobs do feed babies.
So I answered her question with a well thought out answer. My mistake.
Every girl who answered said something along the lines of:
“OH GAWD NO! I LOVE MY BOOBS!!!”
“They attracts boys! So of COURSE I need them, how else would I …