It was a hot, humid evening. I decided to grab a cup of joe with a companion.
“Have you heard about free the nipple?” She asked.
“Free the huh, what is it?” I asked.
“It’s a movement where women walk around shirtless..,” she said.
I almost spit my drink out. We looked at eachother and laughed.
My conversation with my friend led me here and I’m going to discuss why I disagree with this movement.
First, I get that men and women crave equality and I’m all for the two genders being equal, but let’s face it, being different doesn’t mean unequal. It simply means that women and men are biologically different, unique in their own ways, but different.
Women have breasts and men have chests, whether we like it or not. It is what it is. People argue that women and men have similar chests, but they don’t. And this doesn’t give men the upper hand, as a matter of fact, I think women have the upper hand here because women’s breasts are made for one of the most beautiful things- breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding is magical and signifies the pain and miracle that women endure in order to bring life into this world. A man could never experience half of what a woman experiences while giving birth and breastfeeding- which makes women’s breasts so magical and of important use.
Second, a woman’s breasts are one of her most erogenous zones. Most women would agree that they enjoy having their breasts stimulated during sexual activities and men would agree that they enjoy it as well. According to live science, the nipples “light up” the brain the way genitals do.
“For many women, nipples are erogenous zones. A new study may explain why: The sensation from the nipples travels to the same part of the brain as sensations from the vagina, clitoris and cervix.”
A woman’s breasts differ from a mans in the sense that they’re more of an erogenous zone.
Lastly, I would like to go into depth about how a woman’s breasts are sexualized and have been since mankind has existed. I don’t get this idea behind “desexualizing breasts” because we simply cannot change the way that we’re biologically wired. Most women, let alone men, are even awed by breasts, if not sexually attracted to them. But no matter how hard we try, men will always be drawn to breasts.
Men are distracted to breasts that are clothed, they’re distracted by tight shirts and cleavage..imagine how they’d react if they saw naked breasts everywhere. I mentioned the “free the nipple” movement to one of my guy friends, he chuckled and said
“The day that the free the nipple movement succeeds is going to be sunglasses and baggy pant day for men.”
Another male companion stated that he’d be too distracted by naked breasts, so much that he wouldn’t be able to continue living his day to day life.
Breasts are attractive, they’re sexualized, and for the right reasons, one of which I mentioned above: it being one of the most erogenous zones for women and being linked to sex.
Finally, I think that women should be a little modest. I don’t get why any woman would want to walk around topless, with their chests flapping around everywhere, that’s like having penises out and about- no thanks.
The free the nipple movement doesn’t make sense because it focuses purely on men, but doesn’t even think about other women or children. I would personally feel uncomfortable if I see a topless woman walking around, especially if I had any children with me. Also, it’s not even acceptable for a man to really walk around topless for example, at a grocery store or something, so I don’t understand why women feel that sometimes when they do go topless, it makes them more superior.
All in all, just because men and women are created different doesn’t make one better than the other. Breasts are created different than chests, and for beautiful purposes that a man could never achieve. The day that both genders accept that they’re simply created differently and that they’re both unique will be the day where both man and woman will be equal. Equality doesn’t necessarily mean ” just because he did it, I will too.”
What’s your insight?