7.02.2013

Tit-tacular Tuesday


Ok, I wish I was here to tell you that every Tuesday from hence forth till the Earth's continents shift all the way around colliding on the other side creating a new, opposite Pangea (nerd alert: I have been obsessed with this weird idea since I learned of Pangea in elementary school) will be have a post called Tit-tacular Tuesday, but unfortunately no, my brain is just on an alliteration kick and this post is about tits.

Sometime over the weekend my eyes ran across this Bruno Mars cover and the first thought to flash through my mind was "Where in the hell is her nipple?"  Have we become a society so obsessed with sterile, fake, "sexy" and "perfect" images that this poor girl has to lose a body party to photoshop?  When Farrah Fawcett's nipple piqued people's interest in the 70's, it was controversial but at least it was honest.  Women have nipples, surprise!  In fact, men have them too, but no one seems to care as much.  I wish we could go back to recognizing natural things like nipples on real un-photoshopped bodies, even ultra thin bodies like young Farrah's.  Acknowledging that women have nipples is a step in the right direction to appreciating that there is beauty in real bodies, the bodies that you and I inhabit, the bodies that don't make it on album covers and teen boys bedrooms.


Truthfully, I didn't really know much about Bruno Mars before today, he was only a name that was a part of Pop Culture that I don't participate in.  After listening fast forwarding through a few songs of his, I get it.  His music is generic, sterile, formulaic; he seems to have a good voice, but it is hidden behind sappy lyrics and autotuning.  Much like Mars' voice hiding in overproduced Top 40, there is a real woman hidden somewhere behind all that photoshopping, but it's hard to tell where she begins.  I fixed that....


Nipple courtesy of Nippleit.com


1 comment:

  1. WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    This made my day. Tell it on the mountain.

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