Yes, I know, this is kind of a touchy subject, so if you have strong opinions, you might rather not read this. Or hell, read it and leave a comment. It could be interesting!
I wonder when the idea of breast implants was conceived. Actually, I bet I know. I bet the idea was conceived in the context of reconstructive surgery, for women who had undergone a mastectomy.
I’m sure it was thought up by someone who was concerned about a woman’s mental and emotional recovery from breast cancer.
And then undoubtedly some genius took it out of the realm of reconstruction and medical into the realm of beauty and cosmetics.
It has been a goldmine, I’m sure, especially in our culture where bigger is always better.
But the whole concept really really bugs me. And when I hear about high school girls getting implants, that makes me sad and angry at the same time.
I’m sad for women who feel like they aren’t beautiful or sexy or appealing unless they have C’s or D’s. That their beauty is about their boob size, and if they don’t fork out $5000 for the job, they are less than the next girl who has them—either purchased or naturally.
I’m angry at our culture that does stuff to make women feel like that. It really pisses me off to see the number of ads that show chicks with a giant rack, like somehow that has something to do with the product being sold.
It’s no wonder women want to have big tits. Our world sends the message that success and money and relationships and beauty are really helped along if you’ve got jugs the size of Dolly Parton’s. Girls and women buy into that and then actually have surgery to attain it!
I have a friend who has had implants three times. All at $5000 a pop. I asked her why she had to get them three times, and she said the first two just wore out. Wore out? Dang!
On the flip side, I love it when I see ads and posters featuring women who are small to normal. My gym has giant pictures all around the walls. They show people running, biking, weight training, stuff like that.
Not one of the photos shows women hanging out of their exercise tops. Every one is normal; actually, they all look kind of flat (which a sports bra will certainly do to a woman!)
I also love it that some of today’s top actresses obviously have not had boob jobs. Keira Knightley and Kate Hudson and Charlize Theron are some my favorites. Those are small-chested women, and still, they are beautiful and successful and sexy as hell.
Which totally goes to show, you can be an A-cup and still be an A-lister!
I salute Hollywood women that don’t give in to the pressure to get fake boos. You KNOW they’re pressured to get them.
Thanks, ladies, for being strong and confident and showing the world that you like your bodies just as they are, and that you don’t need no stinkin’ implants. It sends a powerful, positive message to all of us women watching you.