24 September 2012

My motivation.

Last night, instead of doing the sensible thing and having a productive reading session before a guilt-free sleep, I hit youtube. It seems I'm more interested in research for this blog rather than my dissertation (eep!)

Anyway, I searched "being flat-chested" and was unpleasantly surprised to stumble upon this:




It disturbed me for many reasons, and brought to light just how negatively having a small chest is being presented in our humble world.  I couldn't believe what I was hearing.

Firstly, Angela says "Look at playboy... none of the women there are flat-chested."  I can't dispute this, but the fact she sees appearing in Playboy magazine as a representative of female beauty upsets me.  And at the end of the day, you have to consider two things when it comes to "Male magazines"


  1. Is the audience of such magazines the type of person you want to be attracted to you? and
  2. Do you believe the audience of such magazines to see these women as "standard"?
Maybe I'm not making sense.  What I'm trying to say is that personally, I'm not worried about how my having a small chest is perceived to males generally.  I'd rather be attractive to the type of males that read other magazines, such as GQ or FHM (a somewhat "classier" male magazine, showing celebs like Millie Mackintosh, who isn't DD+, looking perfectly gorgeous), or y'know, NEWSPAPERS.  Or, even better, a man who isn't obsessed with chest size.  And in regard to the second point - if males honestly think the models in Playboy, Nuts, whatever, are "real women" and set the standard for women everywhere, they are utterly delusional.

Moving on... no, no one ever whines for a flat chest, but that is not to say that women don't whine for smaller chests.  And women with smaller chests can be seen as beautiful, even sexy. This is something I aim to show in later posts.

"If I had boobs, my body would be perfect" - NO NO NO. I'm sorry, but who has the "perfect" body?  Admittedly, people can look at other people and say "God, I wish I had his/her figure", but you go and ask them "Do you think you have the perfect body?" and I'm 99% sure they will say "No." If Angela had boobs, I'm certain she'd find something else she wasn't happy with.  This is not just Angela, this is for anybody.  Our imperfections make us beautiful and unique.  They distinguish us, and prevent us from looking like robots.

It's sad to hear that she can't find bras/clothes to fit her. This sounds bizarre to me (I'm not saying she's lying) but here in England at least I feel stores cater to all sizes of women.  You've just gotta unleash your inner Gok Wan and find the styles that flatter you.  There are definitely clothes small-chested girls can get away with that bustier women cannot.

The only positive part of the video is at the end: her 4 reasons for not getting breast implants, all of which are very, very true.
  1. Cost
  2. Maintenance 
  3. Putting synthetic materials inside you probably isn't entirely healthy
  4. Pain
With these aspects in mind, it really is better to make the best of what you have - or haven't - got.

I want these negative videos to stop.  They shouldn't exist.  I'd be a hypocrite to say I'm happy with my body, but you've just gotta work what your mamma gave you - you owe it to her!  And it's common knowledge that you've got to start loving yourself before anyone else can start to love you. Girls need to start loving themselves.

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