Titty Committee

Boobs.  I will never understand a man’s fascination with them…maybe because I am just so lucky to possess them but all in all, I don’t get it. Personally, and I know many girls will agree that, penises aren’t really all that attractive. I don’t know about you but I don’t walk around screaming “show me your penis” and in return for a little peep show, reward them with cheap necklaces.  I don’t know if it’s some Oedipus complex that stems from infantile dependency on a mother’s breast but as I said I just don’t see the appeal.  But I guess when you really look at it, it’s not just men but society as a whole that cater to this obsession with boobs. Our culture places such high standards of ideal beauty on your bra size.  I’m sorry but as a 32B (and that’s in a push-up bra) my little boobs do not make me any more or less attractive. Girls grow up learning that boobs are a sign of womanhood (well that and their period)…so was I woman when my boobs stopped growing my first year of high school? Damn straight I wasn’t.

I could take this onto a whole tangent of when you actually “became a woman” because it reminds me of Tina Fey’s Bossypants in which most women said they thought of themselves as a woman when men did horrible things to them…classic story of women being defined by men. Oh wait who likes big boobs?  Why do we have breast implants and the Victoria’s Secret Bombshell bra?  Side note..I get push up bras but if you are wearing a bra that increases your boobs by two cup sizes the truth will eventually come out…when the bra comes off. Bras kind of suck, in general.  Realistically, comfort is out of the question because the functionality of a bra is to raise them up and gravity is not exactly cooperating.  I honestly prefer sports bras even if I do look as flat chested as a 12 year old boy when I wear them, but even me using that comparison shows that there is something wrong with our society. Why can’t I just look like a woman wearing a sports bra, such a novel concept.

But who are you ultimately trying to please?  Some women may argue that they are getting breast implants for themselves, so they can feel better in their own skin…but my question to them is: who’s telling you that you’re not beautiful just the way you are? We allow men and society to assign us certain levels of beauty based on certain characteristics, your boobs, butts, eyes, hair color, thighs, stomachs, the list goes on.

Ahh the luxury of photoshop!

The media is definitely not our friend when it comes to beauty ideals, yes we are constant consumers and these ideas are driven by demand but we need to understand to what extent photohsop and silicone are dictating the images that we are presented with.  After having her breasts digitally enhanced in majority of her films, Keira Knightley put her foot down and refused to allow it for her star role in The Duchess.  When I heard this I was proud to have small boobs and to have a celebrity embrace this type of underrepresented female characteristic was refreshing.

I am not advocating for small boobs or big boobs but rather to rid our odd social obsession with all of the above which makes women view their bodies as being inadequate.  Women look in the mirror and think their boobs are too small, too big, too low, too pointy, too flabby and so on.  Instead of wanting something you don’t have, we should appreciate that we have two healthy breasts no matter the shape, color, size or what men think of them.  There shouldn’t be a big titty committee or an itty bitty titty committee but rather a titty committee that reclaims our right to be considered beautiful no matter our cup size.

5 thoughts on “Titty Committee

  1. Penis’ I will never understand a woman’s fascination with them…maybe because I am just so lucky to possess one but all in all, I don’t get it…
    ….actually, your right, a penis has a definite ‘last chicken in the shop’ look, but a sad fact about the male psyche is that if there is one true love in a mans life, its his dick.
    As for boobs, they make up for all the aesthetic lacking of male genitals in appearance. They are just pretty and if you lean towards the more basic nature of our species, men are more biologically focused on visual images than women who tend to be more empathic and emotively motivated, which I am eternally thankful for, or I’d still be a virgin!
    Personally, I’m glad though I don’t have them…..I’d never manage to get away from the mirror.

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  2. Witness the breasts on display during Pinktober. Watch how “perfect” breasts are displayed and insulting slogans are repeated to get thee to a mammogram test. Then find out from said test that you have cancer. In your nipple. Then get treatment, including removal of nipple and more tissue. These ta-tas are past saving, and don’t anyone dare suggest to me that I can “get new ones”. New ones only serve the purpose of visual appeal for men; the woman with the new ones won’t have feeling in that former erogenous zone.
    Boob culture fucking sucks.

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  3. I agree with your points, but I had a few questions. What is your opinion on women dictating what is considered attractive in men and how men view themselves? And at what point does men’s natural attraction to women’s qualities factor into this?

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    1. These are great questions and when writing the post I definitely did consider addressing how women dictate the way men see themselves but I think overall it’s more concerning the way men see women within the context of a rape culture. I guess the way I see it is that within our social context boobs are things men want to squeeze, grab at, jiz on or do things too rather than an natural form of beauty to admire. I know men (heterosexual) will always be attracted to a woman’s body parts but to place such a large social emphasis on them that we artificially enhance them is another thing.

      I think about other cultures where women go topless whether it’s a nude beach in France or a tribe in Africa, they have that ability without the threat of violence, at least in that sexual aspect. I should be able to walk around topless or naked and not fear a form of sexualized violence, but I can’t. If a man were to walk around naked he would not attract that type of attention from a woman, most women would laugh or run away. I don’t know if this really makes sense but I hope I answered your questions.

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