Don’t be a Boob About Tit!

Salma HayekJessica SimpsonKate Hudson

In this May’s issue of JANE magazine (Take note that Jane Magazine is no longer in publication and the pictures have been removed) the editors decided to do something out of the ordinary, something that no magazine has done before – which was to feature real women with real breasts (absolutely NO boob jobs!). Their goal was to feature breasts au naturale in hopes that women would begin to feel better about their own bodies. In the year 2005, 364,610 women in the US went under the knife to have breast augmentation performed… with the exception of women who had breast implants as a result of mastectomies, i would presume that all of these women were part of the skyrocketing 70% of the women in this country who claim to dislike their breasts. I guess it doesn’t help much that fake boobs are everywhere, bouncing around in our faces like torpedoes without a purpose, not actually proving to be useful (unless you’re at a bar) but just there to intimidate small chested women.

Celebrities have also been speaking up about appreciating natural breasts… even if they’re small; several women on this list include Kate Hudson (above) and Debra Messing (shown below) – whose boobs were often the topic of many jokes on Will & Grace. I remember reading somewhere that when Messing was first cast for the show, she was asked to wear chicken cutlets (yuck!); she of course refused even though she knew that it might cost her the role. She was however, willing to take that risk and even asked the producers to include her flat-chestedness in the script because she was confident enough to see the comedy that it added to the character. I not only admire her for her ability to stand up for herself but also to not be embarassed by her body to say ‘Hey, I don’t care what others think and I’m comfortable enough to make fun of myself!’

Debra Messing

Other more curavceous actresses like Salma Hayek (top), Jessica Simpson (top), and Scarlett Johansson (below) aren’t afraird to embrace what nature gave them. In an interview, Scarlett Johansson talks about her willingness to take on a role in which she has to strip down to the nude, she says, “I’m proud of my breasts. I call them my girls. They’re my charms, my feminine wiles. I’m very comfortable with my sexuality, my body and my face…”

Scarlett Johansson

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3 Comments »

  1. kelly Said:

    If you read the introduction to either that segment or the whole magazine (I can’t remember) it also talks about how the names of the women featured were leaked. Another company threatened to release the names and so JANE decided to pull the spread. When the women who were photographed heard about this they responded by urging JANE editors to release the photographs anyway. Like Debra Messing, they wanted to take a stand and show that there is nothing to be ashamed of. That others would even try to get the list of names is really surprising and shameful. They really tried to cheapen something that is part of an effort to accomplish something good and worthwhile.

  2. ajaramillo Said:

    Great post! I really want to read the article now… and I really loved the part about Debra Messing refusing to wear chicken cutlets, and her willingness to include ‘flat-chested” jokes. That statistic about 70% of women disliking their breasts was especially disturbing…

  3. 2014 Said:

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