New findings have shown that excessive bra wear may be linked with non-malignant breast fibrocystic disease and malignant breast cancer. This is definitely one big reason to say no to the bra!
Yes, bras make our breasts look great but at what cost? These tumors can be excruciatingly painful and are not something we want to go through at any point in our lives.
Dr. Gragory Heigh of Florida has recently discovered that well over 90% of women with fibrocystic breast disease have found improvement when they stop wearing their bras.
You can even get lymph drainage damage from wearing bras too frequently, hard to avoid in a world that expects us to wear them 24/7, right? For more information watch the video below. It will blow your mind!
Deborah Orr from the Guardian writes,
Jean-Denis Rouillon, a professor of sports science at Besançon university, has spent 15 years studying the anatomy of 330 women, and come to the conclusion that bras are a “false necessity”.
So, clever him and stupid women. Except, wait. Rouillon isn’t any kind of expert at all, because he doesn’t have breasts. He reckons that “medically, physiologically, anatomically breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity”. But women don’t wear bras for medical, physiological or anatomical reasons. We wear them for psychological, aesthetic and practical reasons. Bras stop our breasts from wobbling about in a Don’t Forget for a Second You’ve Got Breasts manner, allowing us to forget them. Otherwise we’d be cupping them in our hands every time we broke into a trot to catch a lift.
- Rouillon says that his research shows the nipples of women aged 18-35 rose by an average of 7mm when they went braless. He fails to understand that one of the many comforting things about bras is that you rarely have to think about where your nipples might be. Women are encouraged to fret about their breasts enough. The last thing we need is some fool telling us that we need to think about them, and their welfare, a great deal more.
Free the Nipple
We also have to take into consideration the #freethenipple campaign. Basically, they believe women are being restricted and should have the right to bear their chests. Literally.
This campaign actually has to do a lot about objectification. They think that if everyone sees nipples more often, it will change the victim blaming culture we seem to be stuck in. Right now, nipples are being hidden and breastfeeding in public is being shamed, but sexy advertisements are fine. This is a problem.
Take a look at the video of someone who made the transition to no bra!