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Prepare to get your girls out, because the Free the Nipple film trailer is finally here! If you’re someone who is generally not concerned with the liberation or censorship of half the population’s areolas, let’s back up a step and fill in the holes. In America today, there are 37 states that prohibit a woman from appearing topless in public, and that includes breastfeeding. Illegally exposing her nipple can result in up to three years in jail and a $2,500 fine. Read More
The love and dating gurus over at Meetville (the dating app) created this super educational infographic and we just had to share it with you. Where else can you get this many informative facts about "tities"? In case you couldn't tell from the title of the post "Men's Love Starts Behind the Bra," this horrible, typo-ridden, boob-filled fact sheet reduces women to their breasts in every way— how much they weigh, how much they cost, how "a small percentage of women can even reach orgasm through breast play alone" (um, who are these women??). Read More
I’ll never understand the logic behind a society that both accepts the unnecessary sexualization of female bodies for advertisements and shames public breastfeeding. Seriously, it doesn’t make sense. The entire point of having breasts is lactation and when a baby is hungry, do we seriously expect women to deprive them just because someone doesn’t want to see a boob? Women literally have been asked to stop feeding their hungry babies because it makes them uncomfortable to see a boob. But, it’s a little more than that and we all know it. Read More
Here’s a better question: when was the last time you watched a documentary that actually tried to initiate a conversation between you and its topic, without the writers, directors and producers attempting to manipulate your opinion towards their own? And when was the last time that you watched a documentary on a specific public issue that really exemplified the diversity of the people that the issue affects? I'm betting that neither are common, and though a new documentary above-and-beyond exceeds these standards, that's only part of the reason why you need to watch Breastmilk. Read More
  In the past few days, you may have come across #Mamming, a Twitter and Instagram trend in which women photograph themselves pressing their breasts against everyday objects. Developed by advertising executives Michele Jaret and Michelle Lamont, the viral activity is meant to spread breast cancer awareness and encourage women to get mammograms. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the ladies hope to “embrace the awkwardness of mammograms and inspire more women to mam where it counts: at the doctor’s office.” Lamont, 25, is a surviver of the terrible disease. Read More
Connecticut’s Fox News tweeted an apology yesterday morning for the controversy over its coverage of an International Women’s Day march in Hartford.  The coverage, a 13-second clip of a close-up shot of a woman’s breasts, objectified women the very day that around the world women were celebrating their achievements and the struggles that they’ve overcome.  Apparently Fox CT thought that International Women’s Day could be summarized simply through shots of a women’s breasts.  Way to go, Fox. Read More
Recently, the oldest bras in the world that we know of were found. The bras are from the 1400s and were discovered in an Austrian castle, The Daily News reports. So now, for the first time, we have proof that women in the Middle Ages were wearing bras. And not only that, but they were sexy ones decorated with lace. Lovely! Before this discovery, it was thought that the bras that appeared in the 1800s were predated only by corsets (the modern bra was patented in 1914 by Mary Phelps Jacob, a socialite in New York). Read More

Pink Ribbons Inc.

BY BUST Magazine in Movies

  We're very curious about a controversial new documentary (opening in the U.S. this weekend) that shines a critical light on the Big Pink. Pink Ribbons, Inc., directed by Léa Poole, investigates the charity-corporation machines that have risen out of the fight against breast cancer. Despite the billions of dollars that have been raised over the years, cancer rates have also risen to a staggering 1 in 8 women. The film, based on Samantha King's 2008 book by the same name, focuses on activists as well as women battling the disease. Read More
  Coral Charles-Dunne, 91, of Birmingham has an interesting and educational hobby. She spends up to six hours a day knitting breasts of all shapes and sizes to aid in breastfeeding instruction. The knitted breasts are used by expectant mothers to learn various breast feeding techniques. She was initially approached by breastfeeding network volunteer, Bev Dunn, and has been knitting breasts ever since! "I've knitted stacks of stuff for charity, like pull overs, scarves and hats for orphans in Romania,” she says, “Though this is definitely the most unusual thing I've done. Read More
                         I’m going on vacation next week and as much as I’m dreading the six hour flight and having to deal with airport security, I haven’t given much thought to the possible embarrassment I might endure should I be randomly selected to go through an x-ray scanner. Read More