The right to bare … breasts? This Saturday marks the third annual “Go Topless” protest in which women are encouraged to take off their shirts and go topless in the name of gender equality. Held simultaneously in nine cities around the country — including Denver, Chicago and Miami — it aims to end shame around women’s bodies. The group’s founder and “spiritual leader” Maitreya Rael (yes of the cult The Raelians) says, “as long as men can be topless, constitutionally women should have the same right, or men should also be forced to wear something hiding their chest.”
The GoTopless group sees their cause as aligned with the fight for women’s suffrage and equality. They also “aim to help men differentiate between nudity and sexuality” by demystifying toplessness and rendering it normal. Keep reading »
Jessica Simpson really fails at this setting-a-good-example thing. I know “The Price of Beauty,” her VH1 reality show, tries to impart the idea that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and colors. She’s even referred to the show as being like “missionary work” for her. But Jessica certainly doesn’t further her own “cause” when she makes comments like this:
“I have a white girl booty. I don’t have a big butt. I’d rather have a happy medium and take some off my chest and put it towards my butt so I could balance out a bit.”
Really, Jessica? Way to go on that “accept your body, everyone is beautiful!” thing. I guess you could say she’s honest to a fault about her body image issues. Or you could ralph at the galling inconsistency of the various things that come out of her mouth at various times. [E! Online] Keep reading »
Breasts are good for lots of things, like feeding newborns and painting exquisite abstract artwork. A Russian artist named Victoria excels at the latter, dipping her jugglies on a palette of Dick Blick paint and smearing her paint-covered nipples on a canvas. Um, doesn’t breast-painting hurt? Maybe she believes she has to suffer for her art. I’m no Isabella Stewart Gardner, but Victoria’s breast-painting is actually quite good. You can watch the artiste and her large
brushes breasts at work here and judge for yourself.
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Hold on to your girls before you read this, ladies.
There is a practice called “breast ironing” in the African country of Cameroon, a practice which involves flattening a girl’s growing breasts with hot stones to prevent her nipples from being firm and “enticing men.” The news network CurrentTV filmed a short documentary on “breast ironing,” specifically how mothers believe it will “protect” their daughters from teen pregnancy if men are not tempted by their pert breasts. Keep reading »
Today, The Smoking Jacket investigates which woman in the world has the biggest boobs. Recently, Sheyla Hershey made headlines when she experienced complications while undergoing her umpteenth boob job on her 38-KKK breasts. While she was touting herself as having the biggest breasts in the world, does she really? In fact, Guinness awarded the world record holder title to Maxi Mounds, whose bra size is 61-MMM. But yet another contender claims a 153-XXX cup. I think the world of super-sized boobs is more than I can handle. [The Smoking Jacket] Keep reading »
We know Mel Gibson likes beavers. But the star has a terribly sexist attitude towards other ladyparts — breasts, to be exact.
A week ago we were all shocked and appalled by an audiotape in which Mel allegedly screamed at his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, “You look like a f**king pig in heat and if you get raped by a pack of n***ers it would be your fault.” (And yes, that’s not if she “is” raped, but if she “gets” raped.)
That wasn’t the last of Mel’s Reign Of Boob Terror. In the sixth alleged Mel/Oksana audiotape, released earlier this week, he is screaming at Oksana about her breasts yet again. Keep reading »
If there’s one thing I like more than a boobs story, it’s a deadly boobs story. Brazilian model Sheyla Hershey, 30, of Houston, Texas, is in possession of the world’s biggest breasts, measuring in at a whopping 38KKK. Last year she told the Houston station KRIV, “I want to look better each day, every day. Everybody’s got a dream inside, you know? And it’s good when you can make your dream come true.” Keep reading »
I was 10 years old and all I wanted was boobies. I wanted them so badly I would buy balloons, fill them up with water and then stick them in my shirt. I wasn’t even developed enough to be wearing a bra, and sure enough I owned a “training bra” so my miraculous boobies, that my mom told me I would eventually grow, would have a place to go. Regardless of how badly I wanted breasts, I never ever stuffed my bra with toilet paper. I was smart enough, even at the age of 10, to know that stuffing my bra with paper towels not only looks fake, but it feels fake, and is humiliating if and when it falls out of your shirt. How do you possibly explain the tissues that are sticking out from your shirt? I figured you don’t. Not that anyone was touching my breasts at 10, but bumping into a boy in gym class with paper towel boobies was not something any boy would ever let me live down and definitely not a risk worth taking. But the girl I saw while I was out the other night, didn’t see anything wrong with stuffing her bra with paper towels.
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When Emma Tamburlini was 11 years old, her father, the late Pop artist Larry Rivers, began videotaping her and her sister every six months, naked or topless, and talking about their budding breasts. He edited the footage into a 45-minute film about his daughters called “Growing.” Rivers planned to show “Growing” as part of an exhibition, but his wife, Clarice, who appears in the film with his other teenage daughter, Gwynne, stopped him. At 16 years old, Emma became anorexic. “It wrecked a lot of my life actually,” she says of her father’s filming.
Today, Emma Tamburlini is 43 years old and attempting to stop New York University from including “Growing” in an archive of her father’s artwork. NYU purchased all of Larry Rivers’ work from the Larry Rivers Foundation, which has refused in the past to destroy the tapes at Emma’s request. After buying the archive from the Larry Rivers Foundation for an undisclosed price, NYU has only pledged to keep “Growing” private throughout the daughters’ lifetimes but is still discussing how the matter should be handled. Emma Tamburlini and her mother believe the films should be returned to the family. Keep reading »
Uh oh, mommy-blogger kerfluffle! The deputy editor of the UK’s Mother and Baby magazine, Kathryn Blundell, has ruffled some feathers after describing breastfeeding as “creepy.” In a recent article in Mother and Baby, Blundell wrote that she bottle-fed her baby because “seeing your teeny, tiny innocent baby latching on to where your lover has been feels, well, a little creepy.”
You know, I actually agree with her. Keep reading »