Today is National No Bra Day. Which means someone started a Facebook page encouraging women to go braless today and, amazingly, 260,000 women agreed. So, look around. Anyone not wearing a bra? Besides Miley Cyrus, Gwyneth Paltrow, or Sharon Stone, I mean? I myself am wearing a bra. Sorry to be a boob-covering party pooper. If I go braless with a shirt, the shirt tickles my nips. Having your nips tickled all day is no way to get work done. That said, what exactly is National No Bra Day? Besides the obvs, that is.
According to the movement's boobifesto, the day is about not hiding "our perkiness." It goes on:
Your breasts might be colossal, adorable, miniature, full, jiggly, fancy, sensitive, glistening, bouncy, smooth, tender, still blossoming, rosy, plump, fun, silky, Jello-like, fierce, jolly, nice, naughty, cuddly… But the most used adjectives to describe your breasts on July 9th should be joyous, wild, and spectacular.
You know what? Boobs can be all that IN A BRA. Bras (or "boobie zoos" as the Facebook page calls them) are not like corsets of years past. If you've got a good, well-made bra, it shouldn't be uncomfortable. In fact, if you go to what is supposed to be the movement's website, nationalnobraday.com, there's a bunch of ads for ... bras! So obviously they are not the enemy.
If you really want to let your mammaries hang out, go 'head, girl. Do your thing. Just be aware if you gave a PowerPoint presentation today, no one was paying attention ... except to your boobs. Even the women were ogling your boobs and not listening to your budget analysis.
This whole thing is another one of those well-intentioned but sigh-worthy events to increase breast cancer awareness. As if the first think you think when you see your coworker's bouncing bosoms is, "Oh, that reminds me, time for a mammogram."
Would you go braless for a day?
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