Tag Archives: Breasts

In the words of Chi Yvonne Leina: How I stopped grandma from ironing my budding breasts

TweetCross-posted from UN Women On World Press Freedom Day, we highlight award-winning Cameroonian journalist and blogger Chi Yvonne Leina, a correspondent for UN Women media partner World Pulse. She is the founder and coordinator of Gender Danger, a grassroots women`s organization that is fighting to end the practice of breast ironing in Cameroon. She attended [...]
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Women aren’t food

Tweet Alison Bechdel notices a pin-up calendar of a naked woman kneeling provocatively—in her book, Fun Home, Bechdel’s childhood autobiographical graphic novel—and suddenly her 10-ish child self alters. She asks her brother to call her Albert instead of Alison (she looks like a boy) while at the shop because—I believe—she feels exposed and objectified in [...]
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Wearing boobs on your sleeve

From being the unwanted focal point of a conversation, the point(s) of unsolicited compliments and criticisms, to being the target of a surgeon's knife and squeezed in the waffle-press of a mammogram -our breasts suffer a lot of trauma. Even more so when they are the site where cancer cells attack...Why can't a woman's issue (and this is a son's issue, a boyfriend's issue, an everyone issue) be legitimized or given some attention without having to adhere to methods of socialization or promoting gender codes...None of these things are bad, people should support the cause. But does the cause need to be cute? Hmm.
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I like it on the floor, my bed, and my chair

TweetI am of course referring to my purse. Didn’t you know that?  Well, if you have a penis, chances are you didn’t know what I was talking about. Earlier this month a message was passed around on Facebook that read: Remember the game last year about what color bra you were wearing at the moment? [...]
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