Of the many phobias I will never be able to fully grasp, the fear of tits in this country has got to be in my top 3. Perhaps it’s because I grew up in a European family and both of my parents walked around naked at varying points throughout my childhood. Or maybe it’s because while growing up I used to spend every summer in France, a country where a naked tit is about as common as a naked tat on St. Marks place in the East Village (of New York City).
Tittie taboo is bizarre – plain and simple. And, while I’m aware that the sexualization of tits is the main culprit here, I can’t help but think it’s really yet another example of an attempt to put women in a place of submission in society.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about supermarket chain, Wegman’s, and their decision to relegate Cosmomopolitan Magazine to the smut section and censor their cover featuring Adele because she was showing too much cleavage. Apparently, now we’re not just scared of tits, we’re scared of the idea of tits.
Enter presumed heterosexual/brain deficient NASCAR posterboy, Kasey Kahne, who last week did his best ew-women-are-gross impression when he tweeted his discomfort over a woman breastfeeding her child in the grocery store. OH NO!
He tweeted: “Just walked through supermarket. See a mom breastfeeding little kid. Took second look because I was obviously seeing things. I wasn’t! One boob put away and one boob hanging!!! #Nasty. I don’t feel like shopping anymore or eating.”
He then responded to a woman who disagreed with him by saying: “and your a dumb bitch.”
It’s good to know that the grammar of NASCAR’s drivers is consistent with the majority of NASCAR’s fans. Just sayin.
Seriously, though, will men ever realize that the existence of breasts has NOTHING to do with their boners? I realize we’re scraping the bottom of the barrel when we begin to question the thought process of anyone NASCAR-related, but cmon. This mother is trying to feed her baby and you bring it back to you? Take your head out of the exhaust pipe and have some manners and some respect for women – (unfortunately for us) one birthed you, remember?
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