BY Oriana Asano
on May 30, 2014
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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read More
BY Intern Tessa
in Style File
on Jul 23, 2012
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 ... 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 ... Read More
BY Nicole Finkbiner
on Jul 20, 2010
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.
Guess I better remember to pack some pasties!
Made of the “highest quality of ... Read More
Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
While breastcancer.org predicts that 40,480 American women are expected to die in 2008 from it, the good news is that death rates have been decreasing since 1990. The organization largely credits earlier detection among the top reasons for the decrease. So it’s understandable why women all over the U.S. are ... Read More
Israeli start-up company, Minimally Invasive Mastopexy (MIM), thinks that breast implants are so passé. Wouldn't you rather just have a surgically implanted bra? Their breast support kit, cleverly titled Cup&Up, promises to "reshape, support and lift breast soft tissue in a much more minimally invasive manner than today's cosmetic breast surgery". The problem with today's traditional breast surgeries, according to MIM CEO Adi Cohen, is they don't take ... Read More