Breast shaming has been an ugly reality that many of us have witnessed on daily basis. It is heartbreaking how many women are shamed for their breast size so much that it leaves them scared and under-confident for the rest of their lives.
On similar lines, TV actor Sayantani Ghosh shared a strong post on why we need to stop shaming women for their breast size. During a recent interactive session, a social media user asked about her bra size. Though Saya gave a ‘befitting reply’ to that person at the spot, she felt there is a need to talk about it.
In her powerful Instagram post, she wrote,
“Yesterday in one of my interactive sessions someone asked me my bra size! Though I gave that person a befitting reply. Still, I feel there is so much more I want to talk about. As any form of Body-Shaming is bad. But I struggle to wrap my head around the fact that what is the fascination towards female BREASTS? As to what size it is? And why it is so difficult to accept that it’s just another body part”.
She further added:
“I know it has a meaning when it comes to a nursing mother or certain purposes of passion but in the isn’t it another body part? What we don’t realize is that such perspectives or hype over the female breast, throw few of us women, in fact, more women get into a very bad headspace. Few of us who are well-endowed start feeling conscious about it, and start hoping that ‘I wish I was flat or small chested’ and few of us feel the need for implants”,
She hit out and said,
“Who gives the right to men? Why do men feel that you are entitled to look at a woman this way or talk to her this way? May be it’s us, yes girls it’s us for tolerating this shit and not speaking up! Often we shy away from facing these men due to a feeling of shame, or avoiding such points so that we don’t create a scene and the list of reasons can go on.”
She also admits,
“I too have kept quiet so many times feeling uncomfortable when I saw a man staring at my breasts.”
Encouraging others to speak up, she mentions:
“I think ladies it’s high time we start loving ourselves and standing up for ourselves coz no one else will! Speak up, reply to any one who disrespects you in any way, body-shames you in any way man or woman!!”
While concluding her powerful post with a message for men, she mentioned:
“Dear Men, I have questions for you!!! Have you wondered what will happen if we start judging your body?? Shaming your body?? Start asking about size of your Penis?? After-all the “Size” phenomenon was created by you all to mask your insecurities, wasn’t it?”