Aspiring to Acquiesce or: “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Boobs”

Excellent piece by Clem Bastow on why the new trend of “aspirational toplessness” in fashion mags is just a new spin on the old rubbish.

“Media ideals tell us that her body is not “acceptable”, thus the baring of it is considered brave.” …Clever trick indeed, you crafty bastards!

http://www.dailylife.com.au/news-and-views/dl-opinion/aspirational-toplessness-20130312-2fy2z.html

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3 responses to “Aspiring to Acquiesce or: “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Boobs”

  • sciencechick

    yep…same old crap. Those magazines and the industries associated with them aren’t about to make women feel good about themselves. Including a few pieces on promoting the variety of ‘normal’ female forms is pure tokenism… for them it’s about selling magazines, products and making MONEY. Saw a quote from some company exec somewhere (wish I could locate it), the essence was: ‘unhappy, dissatisfied people aspiring for the unobtainable’ are always going to spend more than happy people……. another great article Kate

  • darielleisastrumpet

    go Clem Bastow…I particularly loved her response to the Joan Rivers/Adam Hills debacle….thanks Kate

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