This blog post is inspired by international women’s day and also Emma Watson. Emma Watson’s Vanity Fair photoshoot has come under attack as her breasts, or can we just remind people that they are literally just sacks of tissue, are exposed and therefore ridding her of her feminist status. Firstly, it is of course a women’s choice whether she chooses to show, or speak of her breasts, however, this does not take away her feminist status. As Watson has stated herself; what does feminism have to do with her breasts at all?? I would argue, that the display of her breasts IS feminist, especially regarding the ‘Free the Nipple’ movement. However, that doesn’t mean that those who don’t choose to discuss or show their breasts are not feminists either. Feminism should not rest upon our mammary glands and it never has and never will. Like Watson, I myself am ‘quietly stunned’.

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In honour of this, I have decided to talk about my boobs.

To quote Shakira; my breasts are small and humble and will not be confused with mountains. They are more Norfolk than Bristol. They are fried eggs that will never be a poached egg and that is fine.

I used to hate my small boobs. I used to be so jealous of the girls who developed early. I used to think that this made me less ‘womanly’ that I could not be sexy, or attractive because of my small boobs, but alas, I do not think this way no more. Hell, I love having small boobs. There are so many perks and I will explore my favourite fashion choices which compliment my mini chimichangas.

Cute non-wired bras

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Oh would you look at that, a gust of wind blew open my shirt.

I vetoed push up bra’s about a year ago now. Not because I didn’t really have much to elevate per se, but also because it was uncomfortable and it felt like I didn’t need to live in denial any more about my lack of breast. Urban Outfitters, Topshop, Missguided, ASOS etc now stock beautiful lacy delights that do nothing for the boob but it just sits there and looks pretty.

Backless Dresses

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Let’s be honest, our back and front are relatively similar and can be mistaken at times.

Plunging Necklines

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I remember reading once that a less-endowed woman should not wear necklines that plunge because they do not have the attributes that plunge with it. WRONG. These days whenever I go out I love wearing necklines that plunge. I may not have cleavage but it does mean that I can save on boob tape.

 

My main reason behind this post is just to channel body positivity for my flat chested female friends. Furthermore, to show that me talking about my breasts is NOT asking for it and has nothing to do with my political standpoints. My decision to upload this for International Women’s Day is because we should all celebrate body positivity. Considering that women’s bodies are sexualised and are attacked in the media. It goes without saying that all shapes and sizes are beautiful. I am still jealous that those with bigger breasts can do shots off their chest and hide things in their cleavage.

And just remember, for all women, the breast is yet to come.

Asta La Vista

Molly x

Photography credits go to my wonderful housemate Claudia Hogg.

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