It’s The Breast Day Of The Week! (via NPR Chion Wolf)

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Marie Antoinette’s breasts were believed to inspire the design of the shallow French champagne coupes we see on the shelves of the local Pottery Barn. Mae West noted in her 1959 memoir, Goodness Had Nothing To Do With It, that she regularly rubbed cocoa butter on her breasts and spritzed them with cold water.

“This treatment made them smooth and firm, and developed muscle tone which kept them right where they were supposed to be.”
We have a long history of fetishizing (mostly) female breasts in film, literature, art, and in the anatomy-defying breasts of comic book heroines. While breasts are beautiful, women often feel the burden to meet a “sexy” and mostly unattainable standard. Could insecurity be related to at least some of the 289,000 breast augmentations performed in the U.S. in 2009?

Read source: http://wnpr.org/post/its-breast-day-week-0

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