A new study which trended on Huffingtonpost last week, seemed to suggest that women have no need for one of their most precious coverings- the bra! I wasn’t really amused.
Let me clear, I am a believer of empirical data as they help me trash a lot of conventional wisdom but, when the research that suggested women are better off without bras was released, I was really skeptical and the ironic thing was, this time, I didn’t want to have anything to do with the empirical finding and these reasons would tell you why.
1) Why were more men than women themselves excited about this research? The most chatter on the social media about this finding was from my survey find, was from the men. What was the excitement about? What did they want to see? Men are moved by what they see. If all women were to go braless for a day, something tells me most of our men would be in orthopaedic wards, getting bones that got crushed while they ogled breasts until they fell into gutters, fixed.
2) Yes, men are moved by what they see… rape would increase (yes, rape would go down again once the bra-lessness becomes more mainstream but then the damage would have been done)
3) Honestly ladies, did (do) you like it when your mother covered (cover) up with only a wrapper? How would you like it if only a flimsy cloth was between you and your breasts in all times, all wears and in all places?
4) All these ‘sheer’ clothings and see throughs would be gone! There would be no more, ‘she wore a see through cloth and revealed her pink bra’. It would be, ‘her breasts were on full display and the mole on it is hideous!’
5) Really ladies (and gentlemen), even bras are pieces of clothing- yes clothing. Some clothes look smarter (or sexier) by the help of a bra. God also knows that ladies like me who need a bra to show forth a little sign of the presence of my ‘ladies’, would be greatly disappointed if we can no longer wear our bras. In this regard are we similar to our well endowed and over-endowed mates- we both need the support. The ‘sexiness’, ‘the smartness’ and the ‘push-out’ all needs it.
I welcome every dissenting opinion to this post. This is after all, just my own opinion and you are entitled to yours. I am open to all learning and beyond this post, I am once again a strong believer of empirical findings.
Long live the woman!
Long live bras!!!