Wearing bras has its pros and cons. Not wearing a bra never killed anybody. Instead, today, women are more enthusiastic about going bra-less. The freedom from that binding piece of cloth is so liberating. Who ever said that bras are necessary was clearly clueless, because breasts are a natural part of our bodies. We are how we are and nothing anybody says / makes us wear is going to change anything about our bodies. In fact, even research says otherwise.
A study published by Professor Jean-Denis Rouillon, a Specialist in Sports Medicine at the University Hospital of Besancon, suggested the elimination of the bra. According to the French doctor, wearing a bra encourages laziness of the pectoral muscles. It weakens the muscles, in turn making the breasts more pliable. On the contrary, by “freeing” the breasts, this stimulates the muscles and forces them to work.
No Bra Day, on the 13th of October every year, is an opportunity to spread awareness about Breast Cancer. Besides being used to promote awareness of breast cancer symptoms, it is also used as an opportunity to make a political statement. That we, as women, aren’t bound by the ropes that the world wants us to be bound by. We’re as free as anybody, with every right, to do with our bodies, as we please.
So this October 13th, let’s stand together, immaterial of the opinion you want to drive through this opportunity, and promote No Bra Day for those women that are not completely aware of the symptoms of breast cancer, for those still bound and affected by what society thinks and to drive down the equality rationale through and through until we never need to fight again.
I’m #BraFree when I want to be, are you?