Stop Sexualizing My Tits

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Author: Samantha Fazio (A Women’s Rights News Fan Contributor)

The female nipple… “Humans aren’t afraid of the human breast, it’s the nipple that’s the
issue” says Miley Cyrus on The Jimmy Kimmel Show in 2015. She is SO right! Everyone seems to LOVE cleavage — but as soon as a woman shows her nipple, the response is different.  Society does not want to see them unless it’s pornographic. But really… female nipples are devices to feed babies, not to turn you on.


The hyper sexualization of boobs has created much bigger issues for breast bearing
humans. Alongside the cat calls and headlines stating which celebrity had a “nip slip” last
weekend at the beach; this behaviour makes the world less safe for us. Treating breasts like objects for male pleasure leads directly to rape culture and sexual harassment in the most subtle or severe ways.

The weirdest thing is; we ALL have nipples! Some people even have more than two! So
why are they so censored, silenced, and treated with shame? We should be celebrating nipples! They dispense food and can be decorated with piercings, tattoos, or left to shine on their own.

The issue stems from the media integrating the idea that nudity automatically equates to
sex. So, if a nipple slips out of a shirt, consumers of this mindset will be quick to harass the
person or slut shame them for simply having a body. If we take sex out of the equation (as it shouldn’t be apart of, unless, you know… you’re having sex) then we are left with a beautiful body part that gives life to humans! Nipples help us grow! They give life to future generations! What’s so bad about that?


Now, there is totally a time and place for breasts/nipples/tits/boobs/whatever to be
“sexy”. That is NOT however an excuse to harass breast wearers when we go braless, at the beach, at work, walking down the street, feeding a baby, or wherever else it may be. We are not objects. Simple as that.

About the author: Samantha Fazio is an Emily Carr University student as well as a Spiritual Healer. She is an advocate for sexual assault survivors and has raised $18,000 for WAVAW (Women Against Violence Against Women). Samantha has an at home Reiki business in North Vancouver. She is passionate about helping others and putting an end to rape culture.  Her blog can be found at: http://www.unleashart.net

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