The New York Times’ Fashion Section has an interesting feature on a subculture of women who are proud and happy to have small breasts. Shunning the “bigger is better” ethic in America takes self-confidence and bit of vinegar. I am excerpting from the piece because it helps show how people can cut against the grain. For older people the challenge is to be comfortable with age and to be willing to show others how our age makes us more attractive and interesting.
These days, it’s not uncommon for women with modest busts to flaunt what little they’ve got with a deep V-neck cut or a halter top. And more small-chested ladies seem to be openly celebrating their look on Twitter, Facebook and various blogs.
A new blog, smallbustbigheart.com, has become a venue for these women, according to its author, to “gush about the lingerie and clothes that scream, ‘Can you handle me?’ not ‘Am I enough?’ ”
Still, the persistent strain of A-cup pride running through our culture is unmistakable. Facebook groups like Flat Chested and Proud of It! and Flat Chested Girls United exist, and their members trade bon mots as profound as “im flat as a tack :)” — which garner male support like “you are blessed.” For all their entourage to see, more than 2,300 people joined another Facebook group to declare “flat chested girls are prettier!!”
The original article is here