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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
The artist Marcey Hawk uses her breasts instead of paintbrushes, creating abstract expressions of her own eroticism. While her clients include celebrities famously inclined towards objectification of women, meanings deeper than “BOOBS!” might be gleaned from the work. Bear with me.  The images are indeed playful, and the hook of the work is the choice to use her breasts—she calls herself the “boob artist”— but ... 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
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

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 ... 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
                         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
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