5 Reasons Grown-Ass Women SHOULD Flash Their Boobs Online

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It doesn't take much to find a pair of boobs to look at online. 

But what does it take to get the average woman to take her top off for social media? Sometimes silly trends, like the "pencil test" that apparently swept China earlier this year. 

According to The Mirror, women are sharing photos of their breasts in order to prove they're "true women". 

This trend may have been all made up, or a troll to trick women into posting photos of their boobs. If not, this test, like every other means to trick women into comparing themselves to others is total bullshit.

Why? Anything that is supposed to define you as a "real woman" is bullshit. Big boobs or small ones, natural or implants, saggy or perky, your breasts do not define you or your femininity.

That being said, taking selfies of your breasts doesn't have to be a bad thing. In fact, there are five (and probably more!) great reasons to snap and share photos of your gorgeous body online.


1. You are a grown-ass woman who does what she wants.

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We've spent our whole lives being told to be good girls, cover up, and behave properly. The ideal woman, according to sexist and outdated tropes, is "a lady on the streets and a freak in the sheets."  

But we are under no obligation to buy into this oppressive crap. Some women may feel like dressing modestly, while others like to show off their goods. Some of us like to do a little bit of both. 

Regardless, it's your choice. If you want to show them off, it's up to you. No ridiculous hashtag necessary.


2. You know that gorgeous bodies come in lots of sizes. 

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The pencil test, and every "real woman" theme before it, claim there's only one way to be sexy. But we know that's not true. 

Check out petite plus size model Jenny Riu's sexy, stunning Instagram where she proudly dons spectacular bras and lingerie, or get to know Tess Holliday, whose sexy curves sizzle on Instagram, whether she's wearing a classic party dress or lacy lingerie. 

Proof that beautiful busts come in all shapes and sizes. 


3. You want to #FreeTheNipple

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Ever asked yourself why men get to traipse around topless in the summertime but women don't? Or why Instagram lets dudes show their pecs all day long, but will freeze a woman's account if she dares do the same?

The women who've joined in the #FreeTheNipple campaign want answers, and they're damn well going to get them, going topless to make their point by scandalizing Twitter and causing an uproar on Instagram.

Even celebrities like Rumer Willis, Chelsea Handler and Miley Cyrus have jumped breast-first into this great cause. 


4. You believe people should be able to breastfeed whenever, and wherever they need to.

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For years, Facebook forcibly removed pics of babies being breastfed, claiming that this natural, beautiful process was too sexy for their users. 

Breastfeeding (obviously!) isn't about sex, so people protested by posting photos of themselves nursing their little ones to challenge Facebook's sexist and shaming policy. It worked, and now Facebook is a safe place to share your nursing pics.

Even after the ban was lifted, some breastfeeding pics were reported as indecent by body-shaming prudes. But activists like Britni de la Cretaz weren't going down without a fight. Britni refused to be shamed by some anonymous Facebook follower, so every day she posted a new breastfeeding pic until her would-be censor got tired of reporting her. 


5. You want to stand up for the women don't have breasts at all.

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When the world got news of this silly pencil test, Aimee Fletcher, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 31, tweeted a photo of her post-mastectomy chest as a reminder that breasts are not a requirement to being a real woman. 

Aimee's powerful photo is a reminder that there is more to life than the quest to meet impossible beauty standards. 


So get your boobs out, ladies, if that's your thing. Just remember, you're the only one who has the right to decide what it means to be a woman. 




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