I turned on the documentary “Busting Out”, a film about the history and politics of our odd obsession with breasts, and how it impacts us as a culture. Filmmakers Francine Strickwerda and Laurel Spellman Smith put together a pretty impressive short summary of our shifts in breast-obsession here in the US over a period of time. It was interesting to see the discussion about how “most desired size” has been something that has regularly shifted, from very small, nubile barely-pubescent breasts, to very large and curvaceous ones. But always, the interest in this country is the breast.
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