The Health Information Network
Education - Business - Product & Service Reviews
Mobile friendly site
travel
The Travel Guide
 Your Health
 Home Page
 Product Reviews
Understanding health
 Men's health
    Libido & Penis health
  Women's health
   Breast health
    Reproductive health
  Body and Self
    Anatomy
  Books
 Common Diseases
 Environment
    Act Local, Think Global
    Agriculture
    Our foods
    Poisons
 Skin Care
 Sleep
 Sociology
  Psychology
  Relationships
Healing systems
  Ayurveda
  Dental health
  Diet & Nutrition

    Our foods
    Carbohydrates
    Herbs
    Proteins

  Drugs
  Massage
  Minerals
  Spiritual Healing
  Tantra
  Tarot
  Vitamins
  Wisdom
  Animal Health


Links
  Business Directory
  Dating
  Holistic Bodywork Manuals
  Humour
  Learn Massage
  New Zealand Gift Ideas
  Travel

 
Natural
Breast
Enhancement


































 
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
 

Women > Breasts > Breasts In Society

looking

Do opinions affect us?

Image right; Who says women don't look? Sophia Loren and Jane Mansfield

Throughout history the female breast has been a symbol of femininity and power, in some cultures the breasts have been uncovered or even accentuated as in ancient Mycean and Minoan cultures, or today in our world of glamour where bare breasts are permitted and the human body as an object of art.

At other times they have been covered and even bound and today in Western society bare breasts are accepted at beaches, night clubs and some festivals. Accentuated breasts (cleavage) have become tools to gain power in commerce and in attracting a mate.

Breasts display enormous variation between individuals, they can be small, flat, tear-shaped or pear-shaped, droopy or perky, immense and plump, dominated by big dark nipples or the palest pink ones. There is huge interest in breasts - everybody loves them: men, women, babies and advertisers.

Western cultures in particular have a fascination with breasts, some consider this in the light that the female body as the bringer of life is an object of reverence and worship, its softness and natural curves a subject of admiration as artistic beauty of which the breast are part of the package.

Image right;  Fashion 500 B.C.

Ever since genders started dressing differently, breasts have been over-emphasised - apart from the androgynous 1920’s and bra-burning of the ‘60’s. The empire-line push-up breasts of Jane Austen years or the pointy, cone-like breasts of the 1950’s are testament to this. With the amount of attention placed on breasts it is no wonder that women will do almost anything to achieve the ‘perfect’ breast - padding, strapping, Wonder-Bras or surgery.

Minoan_DressThe 1960’s saw an extensive women's rights movement that saw breasts become an important issue in feminism. Bra-burning was a symbol of freedom, of removing the restrictions placed on women by men.

Around this time there also came an increased awareness of breast cancer. As a disease that focuses almost solely on women, research and treatment had not been as substantial or as demanding as other medical studies focusing on diseases that afflicted men or both sexes.

Demonstrations in America during the early 90’s resulted in a considerable increase in funding for breast-cancer projects and as a result, a drop in breast cancer fatalities. 

The female breast is absolutely fascinating in any aspect it may take - that of a sexual, desirable object to a man, or of the bringer of life to newborn babies, or of the breast that belongs solely to a woman, and her alone.

Further reading
Breasts in history
Breasts in perspective

References

Saharasia: The 4000 BCE Origins of Child Abuse, Sex-Repression, Warfare and Social Violence.

bigotry
 Bigotry - Image credit

 





 

 Breasts Index
Breast:
 Augmentation
 Brassieres
 Development
 Care
 Enhancement
 Enhancement choices
 Examination
 Feeding
 Health
 History
 Perspective
 Enhancement
 Mammograms
 Massage
 Nutrition
 Perfect breasts
 Real or fake
 Reduction surgery
 Society
 Surgery
 Uneven breasts
 Women lament

Reproductive health
Enhancement Products
Hair care
General Health

 
Advertising
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer


Learn Massage


Grow Your
Own Breasts

Naturally




Weight-loss
Products
Reviewed



A Great Solution for Frequenet urination, incontenence, difficulty peeing, prostate pain and erectile dysfunction.
Top

Disclaimer:
All Information is provided for educational purposes only and not intended
to be used for any therapeutic purpose, neither is it intended to diagnose,
prevent, treat or cure any disease. Please consult a health care
professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.
While attempts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this information,
The Health Information Network does not accept any responsibility for any errors or omissions.

©Copyright 2014 The Health Information Network