The Sun's page 3
has been featuring nude women since the 1970s. Last week the British newspaper teamed up with CoppaFeel
, a young charity for breast cancer awareness, to inspire women to touch their own breasts. The headline reads "Page 3 v breast cancer", next to a model in a pair of underpants who barely covers her breasts. Readers are encouraged to ‘Check ‘Em Tuesday’ and post pics on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #checkemtuesday.
While some applaud
the newspaper for putting an important women’s health issue on the front page, others are against the sexist representation of women
and concerned it could trivialize breast cancer
Not only due to the titillating images on page 3, The Sun's readership is still mostly male. So does this campaign exist for women?
Many people have wondered about Metafilter over the years.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Metafilter had human body parts?
Wonder no longer. NSFW
Metafilter's anus: The Elite Restless Labyrinth
. [more inside]
Growing Out My Bush
is a fascinating Tumblr where one woman explores the perception of the female body by first shaving and then photographing the re-growth of her pubic hair. Especially interesting are "The Reality of Nude Photos
" and "How Breasts Can Look
is a crowdsourced "bra database" made to help women find the right bra (interview with the creator
). According to many studies, over 80% of women aren't wearing the correct bra size: "there's a lot of misinformation about bras out there"
. For instance, D cups just aren't that big
("Clearly there are a whole lot more D+ cups out there than people assume") and not all D cups are the same size
("from left to right 30D, 32D, 34D, 36D, 38D. Five different band lengths, five different cup volumes. All D Cups"). Most of these links contain photos and therefore may be NSFWish for some. [more inside]
Since she is not truly an emergency patient, she is triaged to the back of the line, and other folks, those in immediate distress, get in for treatment ahead of her. She waits on a gurney in a cavernous green hallway.
The “chief complaint” on her chart at Grady Memorial Hospital, in Downtown Atlanta, might have set off a wave of nausea in a hospital at a white suburb or almost any place in the civilized world. It reads, “My breast has fallen off. Can you reattach it?
” (via Boing Boing
) [more inside]
The Previous And Current Lives Of A World-Class Joke
"At first, it was limited only to the Chinese-language Internet. More recently, it has appeared among foreign media. I just watched a clip of director James Cameron being interviewed on a talk show during which he said: "They were afraid that the Chinese men will reach out to touch the screen." When Cameron emphasized that "This is true," I knew that this is one of the most successful fake stories in recent years." [more inside]
Oh, hai. You weren't thinking of sleeping tonight, were you?
SLYT NSFW inexplicable electronic disturbing/erotic Canadiana
If you are dancing in a way that could create a baby/fetus/alien -- STOP!
It is not behooving of you and awkward.
No Breasts No Requests
is a tumblr collection of signs found in and around the DJ booth.
Variously dubbed "King Leer", "Hollywood primitive", "trash master" and "dirty old man", this self-proclaimed "King of the Nudies" and "glandscape artist" not only defined the sexploitation genre, he practically invented it. [all links NSFW]
Sunday in the Park With Boobs
The Gloss writer Jamie Peck, inspired by an anonymous woman
exercising her legal right in to walk around topless in New York, goes boobs to the breeze on a summer day. (NSFW).
Sort of previously
I was the first girl I knew to get breasts.
I remember being in sixth grade and this horrible girl named Erica coming up to me before social studies and saying, “You don't have to stick out your chest like that,” and I almost cried. (I cried very easily as a child, and by “as a child” I mean “up until this morning.”) Because I wasn't actually sticking my chest out at all, it was just like that.
Michael Winner spent most of last week thinking about my breasts. If I were posting this on Twitter, I would add the hashtag #SentencesINeverExpectedToWrite.
on her Twitter battle with Michael Winner
An awkward moment at the diner (complete with startled waiter) leads into a lengthy article about regrowing breasts
from stem cells that are themselves harvested from liposuction, the procedure of which has been undergoing trials and continual improvement since 2006. The FDA has yet to approve it in the USA. (maybe NSFW sideboobs) [more inside]
Whenever a natural disaster happens, there are people eager to blame it on other people who are behaving in ways they don't like. Well, in the wake of an Iranian cleric blaming immodestly dressed women
for causing an earthquake, there's a
to test this hypothesis. [more inside]
Artwork by Denis Zilber
(NSFW) which will make you want to do some drawing.
The second annual National Go Topless Protest Day
will be held this Sunday, August 23, in various American cities. It happens to be run by Raelians
, members of a UFO religion
founded by Rael, a former French sports-car journalist and test driver born Claude Vorilhon
. (Coverage of last year's protest in New York City
, which is, as one might suspect, NSFW.) Though the current "Go Topless!" site talks more about women's rights than Raelism, in 2004, Raelian women were marching topless not for the legalization of bare breastedness, but against "the repressive Myth of God."
Don't remember the Raelians? This is just the most recent stunt by the publicity-hungry group that capitalizes on media-friendly controversy
: in 2002, during the slow news week between Christmas and New Year's Day, they announced the creation of the first human clone
, gaining what Rael estimated at over $500 million of free media coverage. In an interview, Rael unabashedly discusses his passion for publicity
. [more inside]
Variations in normal human genitalia. All links NSFW. Breasts (of women who have not given birth
; of women who have
, and penises
Previously, erection photos
. [more inside]
The Solar Bra
really doesn't make sense if your undergarments are going to stay under. Adrienne So examines the kinetic angle
. Or, maybe this is as simple as breathing
Any idiot can tattoo a busty woman on his flesh.
It takes committment to give your tattoo silicon implants.
Without Breasts There Is No Paradise
Ben Silverman's first new series
is a Spanish-language soap opera called Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso
. It's about Catalina, a teenage prostitute
seeking breast implants to win the heart of a cocaine smuggler, whom she hopes will free her from a live of poverty. Can a sweet young thing from a small town find happiness in a fast-paced world of easy money and drug trafficking?
hooks up women who want breast implants with benefactors who want to help them pay for their breast implants.
In loving mammary
- celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the invention of the brassiere. (may be risque for work)
It's not your grandfather's Bazooka Joe.
The ol' reliable chewing-gum icon gets hipsterized and multicultified, with a new DJ buddy and an African-American nerd sidekick. The classic pink mouth-filling wad
in the goofy wrapper
has also been reformulated, apparently. Note that it's not the first time Joe has tried to be down
with teh youth, with decidedly mixed results
. Next up for Bazooka Janes in Japan: gum
your bustline. (Bazooka Joe previously chewed over
the origin of fun bags.
The age old question of where breasts came from may
have finally been answered!
[boobs] first evolved as an immunoprotective gland that produced bacteriocidal secretions to protect the skin and secondarily eggs and infants, and that lactation is a highly derived kind of inflammation response. [...] Milk is actually a kind of anti-microbial snot mixed in with a lot of fat and sugar.
All vertebrates have an innate immune system consisting of molecules which are hostile to microbes. It appears that the nutritional content of the milk is a product of mutation and repurposing of these immunological molecules! Xanthine oxidoreductase, which produces natural preservatives and disinfectants is also responsible for the essential role of encapsulating fat droplets which promotes suspension in water. Lactose (sugar) "requires a specific synthetic complex consisting of β-1,4 galactosyltransferase and α-lactalbumin for its production." As it turns out, α-lactalbumin is a modified (mutated) version of an awesome little molecule that literally skins bacteria alive - lysozyme!
Hey Metafilter, check out my breasts
The Shock Absorber Bounce-o-Meter
is *definitely* NSFW
, but sure is a lot of fun. Choose your cup size, then your level of activity, and you will be presented with naked breasts, breasts in a normal bra and breasts in the Shock Absorber bra side by side...all the while doing some exercise to get things jiggling.
Joan Rivers on the subject of Boobs:
"I think the stereotype that if you ah big breasts you can't be smart came from the fact that your breasts hid your schoolbooks. So it was a little harder to learn." A&E tackled the subject of cleavage
in a special that aired first in 2002 and again last night. SFW unless you work for the Archdiocese.
has supplanted Kournikova as the new hotness, at least when it comes to Japanese bedroom accessories
. (mildly NSFW)
"David could do it simply through suggestion. He began telling himself that he would lactate, and within a week, one of his breasts swelled up and milk began dripping out." (SFW, but not for my sense of genetic order)
Mr. Sbock's Parallel Universe:
"Boobs - the female front. These are the image files of the fake artist Mr. Sbock. His mission: To create strange new pics. To publish great female forms, fascinating breasts and beautiful buttocks. To show on the net what no one has seen before." And quite possibly what no one ever wants to see again. [nsfw - maybe unless you work here
Janet Jackson's breast
the most searched-for image in (Lycos) net history
, even beating searches for 11 September. Nice to see everyone has their priorities straight.
Breasts on men —
most people's only knowledge of this stems from Fight Club
(his name was Robert Paulson), but Gynecomastia
is a very real medical condition, often a side effect of Klienfelter Syndrome
. This person's experiences with their gender identity (raised primarily as a girl
, then switching to being publicly masculine when older
) while growing up with Gynecomastia in a small town fascinated me. (First FPP!)
Starts with an "S" and ends with "ne" and is used to fill breast implants...
That's right, silicone is trying to make a comeback as the "it" choice for filling up those implants instead of saline. What's that? They're unsafe? There's a company out there
that would like nothing better than to change your mind.
Pixar's newest kid flick good enough for adults, Finding Nemo
was proceeded by a "classic" Pixar short, KnickKnack.
The weird thing is that they felt compelled to change 2 characters (the "bathing beauty" and the mermaid) from a ridiculously geometric, cartoony bosomy shape to flat chested. What gives here?
This reminds me of the changes Spielberg made in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,
and of course, the regrettable Greedo shooting incident
in Lucas' Star Wars: A New Hope.
My question is: When is it right to change an existing work, for whatever reason?
Thailand launches national "Bust-Boosting" campaign
- "In an almost surreal scene, rows of women in shorts and T-shirts massaged and squeezed their breasts in front of the crowd of officials, media and onlookers on a busy Bangkok street....The health ministry said the idea was to show Thai women that there was another, more natural way, of boosting their breast size than plastic surgery. ...Cosmetic surgery is an extremely popular and lucrative business in Thailand....Bangkok is renowned for its inexpensive, but not always reliable, plastic surgeons." (via BBC) Here's a history of the slogan "We must, we must, we must increase our bust"
Ah, the power of cheese.
Whether you prefer French
, or Italian
, or Greek
, or even the more pedestrian varieties
, you have to admit that some cheese
just doesn't sound very appealing.
ing it in the bud. I suppose you can't blame them. A director or costumer puts an actor in a tight wet shirt on a chilly nippy set on purpose
, right? Well, no need to poke, err, put
up with it anymore
. But should you so desire, you can still achieve the exact opposite effect
as well. (I'm fresh out of Flash, so thought I'd post this sad development as part of LowBrowFriday. Sorry...)
Breast Cast Art.
(NSFW? I don't know, your call.) Modart's
Keep a Breast 2002 is currently auctioning off
these artistic busts to benefit The Breast Cancer Fund.
I wasn't aware that mosquitoes even had breasts.
"...padded bras in my size did nothing for my chest but protect it from flying objects."
One woman's humorous and touching story of her decision to get breast implants. For the record, I like boobs, but the idea of having pieces of plastic stuck under one's skin creeps me out no end. To implant or not to implant, that is the question....