Shown above is just one of the many twitpics in support of this year's 'No Bra Day', a movement for breast cancer awareness. It all started in 2011 when a 19-year-old from California who prefers to go by the online name of Anastasia Doughnuts decided to set up her Facebook eventLINK. Little did she know that it would go viral, reeling in over 400,000 supporters!
So why no bras? Some might believe it to be a feminist statement, but others claim it has more to do with comfort. Ann Brenoff of the Huffington Post explains
Reader, I spent a dozen years bra-free and trust me, it was all about
comfort. While I may have burned my bras in the 1960s and early 1970s as
a political statement -- I wore the hippie uniform proudly, and that
didn't include a bra -- I quickly learned a more practical lesson from
the experience: Once you put them on, bras just aren't all that
comfortable, especially if you have actual breasts. (You size A cups may
feel free to leave the post now, since you likely won't have a clue
what I'm talking about.) Underwires cut and leave marks; straps dig into
your shoulders and at the end of the day, your back and neck hurt.
Brenoff's remarks are echoed by Jezebel contributer Brande Victorian, who claims "It truly is a shame to have to spend so much money on something we don't want to wear to begin with." Of course, walking around without a bra on a daily basis might attract more than your fair share of unwanted attention. So unless more women decide to walk around bra-less on a daily basis, we'll just have to wait until we get home to unleash those puppies.