I think this is where I speak on a subject that has caused me much insecurity throughout my life. How girls view beauty and strength is a topic dear to my heart. In my young years I would think, "this doesn't matter, I want to be a boy anyway." But I was also the type of girl that did not want to wear bras, do my hair, and stand up while i pee. Today, many would assume this means I must be gay. At 34, still a tomboy, happily married to my husband, whom I have had 5 kids with, I am far from being gay, though I find women to be a fierce competitor of men.
I did not notice when I was young how big of a deal it is to have breast. In the 80's, implants were trending, but the health risk caused an uproar. Today I have read articles of women who claim they wish they would have not gotten their implants. Yet, more and more it seems that no breast makes you less of a woman in societies eyes. It hurts, Alot, to think that no matter what I do to be female, with all the breast in the world, including FAKE ones, I am pressured to put forth more efforts to be accepted as one. Though I do not discredit the women who model or represent healthy, fit, athletic physiques, I am confused about how they can represent female strength after falling for the 'ole implant in the breast trick'. There is more strength in acceptance of ones self. Right?
So what I would like to hear is how you feel about bikini, figure, fitness, and bodybuilding competitions that require breast? And what can be done about creating a healthy view of life for our young girls?