***WARNING*** The following blog post contains images of women’s natural breasts. If you are offended by this you are probably too immature to be on my site.. Please quickly close the tab and back away from your device. Thank you.
I have so much to cover in this post so bare with me! Pardon the pun.
Why are we so obsessed with boobs. Big or Small. Perky or Saggy. Nipples, size and shape. Sexualising and Anti breast-feeding in public spaces yet lapping up page 3 models. Boobs are something we are all just so obsessed with… So here’s the next part of our campaign all about ‘breasts’.
So many people are offended by boobs.. by visible nipples, the amount of cleavage or in some cases the lack off. Women breast-feeding in public. It’s something I’ve just never understood. First of all boobs are here for breastfeeding not sexualisation, in fact breast-feeding is one of the most natural things in the world so why people are offended by it is beyond me! I thought I better get that point out-of-the-way first. Obviously they can be used for pleasure so I do understand where the sexualisation and confusion comes from..
We are so obsessed with breasts and nipples being covered that we cringe or freak out if we can see them. Yet they are allowed in films and magazines but only for sexual purposes. On ‘This morning’ a day time TV show they had a debate about women sunbathing topless in public. Apparently sun bathing with your breasts out is too much of a struggle for teen boys to be around even if it is their own parent. When I read that statement it blew my mind. My mum always use to sun bathe topless on beaches etc… never once did I or my brother find this a sexual thing because we were not taught that it was. If anything we didn’t notice boobs as much because we saw them as just a body part and not something dirty or rude. My Mum’s only regret about sun bathing was cancer. Nothing to do with sexualisation.
When my friend Charlotte released these photo of her and her child it was reported for nudity and sexual content. I have no idea why a mother holding her young child skin to skin (which is actually great for bonding) is sexual. I think it’s not Charlotte who has the problem rather those who would view this kind of photo as sexual who have the problem. As I will never see a child as sexual. Especially a mother daughter photo.
Because we are so obsessed we are also obsessed with perfect boobs. Not too big as that is slutty, not too small as that is unattractive, always perky with small perfectly round nipples.
So why is it so bad that people want perfect breasts?
People are so upset when their bodies change from breastfeeding etc.. and when it comes to things like cancer as we are told that boobs make us women the thought of having them taken away, even if this could potentially save your life seems terrifying. Not because you need to breastfeed but because we have been told this is us taking away our femininity and that is why so many women are scared to go through life saving surgeries… because of the way society has made “no breasts” unattractive.
Trust me I personally could write a list on big boob problems however we are here today to discuss Charlotte who is on the flip side to me.
Charlotte for me is one of my oldest friends, in fact she is family to me. We have grown up together and this girl has her own very courageous story about her health but that is Charlotte’s story to tell. I am here to talk about the way Charlotte is seen by others, probably those who do not know her.
.Flat chested. Pancake tits. Mosquito bites. AA Batteries. Itty Bitty Titty Committee. Bee Stings.
Please do not say this to Charlotte… Like ever.. To be honest, it will probably be one of your biggest mistakes…
- Do they make you insecure?
- Are you sure you should wear that.. Like can you fill it out?
- Men like curves now.
- Your boobs are sooooo cute!
- Would you ever have a boob job?
- How much padding is in your bra today!
- You are lucky you don’t need to buy bras.
- Have you seen that new push up bra? You could actually look like you have boobs..
- I’d at least need a proper handful.
Does Charlotte having smaller boobs make her unattractive?
Maybe instead of worrying what Charlotte’s chest looks like we should talk about her courage, bravery, her fight she puts up against her illnesses, her love for her daughter, how funny she is, how confident she can make others feel and her intelligence because at the end of the day; Charlotte is Pretty! You Know, For Any Type Of Girl and there is much more to her than this.
Don’t forget to check out our last campaign post; You Are Pretty! You Know, For A Tall Girl.
You can hit Charlotte up on insta; @lottiedboo.