Health and Empowerment
Since so many of my posts have been up serious creek, I thought it
important for folks to realize that not all of feminism is
So much of what makes feminism so attractive,
to me, is that it covers a multitude of issues on the spectrum of women
and gender. One of the basic things that I think we forget is how
important our health factors into our feminism. Yes, our HEALTH.
After all, there isn't going to be much you can do when you can't
breathe properly or stand up straight because of, say, your bra?
Yep, a new article has emerged exploring the health affects of ill-fitting bras
and the woes of wearing said harnesses. Headache? Indegestion? Maybe
switch out your chest straps for something more comfortable and
supportive. Not standing up straight or have poor posture? Maybe it's
because of your bra.
"If a woman is bending forward because of insufficient breast support,
the trapezius overstretches and causes headaches. All nerve roots come
from the back; stomach upsets and fatigue are common byproducts of bad
back health. If ladies have a proper bra-fitting, back problems are
The article covers the dying trend of bra-fittings and advocates
that women should at least get an idea of what their size and needs are
before they grab whatever they think their size is. I was yawning
during the article until it outlined all the different signs that
you're wearing the wrong size. I started thinking about how much time
and care I put into picking my shoes, but how I haphazardly grab what I
assume to be the correct number and letter in the bra department. Now
that I think about it...for something you wear nearly everyday of your
life post-puberty, don't you think it might be worth the investment to
invest your money in what fits, rather than what looks good or has the
color you think matches your shirt? It might be worth alleviating back
pain, headaches, or other ailments. At the very least, you can sit up
and breathe normally.
Breath is essential to feminist discourse.
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