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And the rest of the article is a list of "rules" that [sic.] teach women to be ashamed of their bodies. For example:
Rules 1 & 2: nipples are the devil's playthings. You have them, but you should feel bad for having them. And heaven forbid you let anyone else know you have them. Harlot!
Rule 5: Dropped your newspaper? Go ahead and litter. Screw the environment? Screw everybody. Well not everybody, because you shouldn't bend over. Why? Because "some girl your age mumbling "oh my god, wear a bra" under her breath) will notice." That's right. Other girls will know you're not wearing a bra. And that's bad. Unless those girls read this post; then they should feel free to go braless too. But other girls will... Wait, what's the lesson here?
Rule 7: Ignore your own breasts. You pervert! Stop looking at your breasts. They're for other people to look at. Unless you're not wearing a bra, in which case they're gonna look at your breasts because you're probably a hussy. "The more attention you bring to your 'situation.'" Your situation? As if, by divine intervention you just "found yourself" without a bra in the middle of your workday. And let's not even go down the negative connotation highway... "your situation" is the same kind of [sic.] polite aphorism historically used to describe unwed pregnant women. Proper society can see that your immodest boobs are all primed to breastfeed that bastard child you're growing in your tummy.
Rule 9: Cover up already. Sure, the idea of going braless is cool, but within an hour or two that rush of freedom will wear off and you'll want to hide your shame from the world. Be prepared to have your look "fail miserably" and other "fashion emergencies." While you're at it, carry a snowmobile suit and a hydraulic jack with you at all times; you never know when a blizzard might strike or an 18 wheeler will turn over in your path.
What a great, progressive idea for a blog: be comfortable--in your clothes and in your skin. And what a sad, archaic, repressive, punitive approach to the topic in what follows: "advice" that more or less reinforces sexual stereotypes, the objectification of women's bodies, and outmoded social norms that are anything but normal.
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