OK I'm 16 and have thought through this a lot but never found an answer. why do girls always cover there breasts,boobs or what ever you prefer to call them when guys have them to. I know girls breast feed but its been proven guys can to so I don't see the big deal there. the only difference I see is that for girls there breasts grow out away from the body as they get older but they are still the same as guys.
Women don't show their breasts because breasts are usually used in sexual foreplay. In our culture we pride ourselves on "equality" and "women's rights." If I walked around topless without a shirt at the company luncheon-do you think my colleagues would look at me the same way? Probably not.
The women in national geographic don't hold the social same status as Western women can hold. They usually are subservient to the men and are just there to reproduce and be a man's companion. A lot of those tribes on national geographic have more than one wife at a time.
In short; if man and women are going to have "equal rights" a woman cannot be looked upon as solely a sexual objects. With her breasts jiggling around- a man is always going to sexualize them even if they deny it. Men's breasts are not used as sexual objects (maybe the nipple, but not the actual breast) Women's are. That's why
In some cultures women can show their breasts. As older men who grew up when porn wasn't popular found out when they got hold of National Geographic. In places like India, women wear Sari's where the top shows some of a woman's midriff but her most places consider a woman showing her midriff inappropriate. Here women can show their hair but in some cultures they have to cover it. In some cultures women have to wear burqa's where their entire body, even their eyes, are covered and can get in serious legal trouble if even their arm shows.
It depends on how sexual the culture is and what that culture values as sexually arousing features, that determines what or how much a woman covers.
While I understand and agree with the suggestions that the reasoning is sexual objectification or cultural etiquette, I think there is a more fundamental reason: Insecurity for one's body.
In many parts of the world, to one degree or another, people are defined by superficial standards; what they can do with their bodies. This is further exacerbated when such definitions are diminished to the function of body parts that are exclusive to one or the other sex.
With such a single focus, the default collective expectations for an individual of that sex's life's accomplishments become unfairly restricted. As a result, those parts are simultaneously seen as sacred and shameful. Conceivably one could also say this is compounded by the egotistic human drive to divorce ourselves from our primal evolutionary roots--concealing parts that are primarily used for the satisfaction of primal urges (intercourse, nursing, waste release). Our mouths might also be covered if we didn't rely on them to speak, as we'd be reminded of our need to eat.
Regardless, as with so many other things in life, a thrill is felt when revealing things that are taboo, or otherwise hidden. The scope and personal nature of which, in this case, transforms what would objectively be seen as innocuous body parts into veritable aphrodisiacs.
So, in the end, what I feel we're left with is akin to the classic Chicken vs. Egg quandary... Did the fashion lead to the indecency... or did the indecency lead to the fashion?
It is not ok to leave them to be exposed in western, middle Eastern or Asian society, because boobs are only allowed to be seen in copulation sessions. In tribal africa, its a whole different story and people aren't caught up with a pair of boobs, its just part of normal daily life to be half naked
Like jtj25m said women aren't going to get really aroused by seeing a guys chest. Society has made us believe that a woman's breast are to be looked as purely as a food source for babies, there fore desirable to those who can not have them.
First of all men cannot breastfeed. You need to go to school and learn something. Women breast feed because throughout puberty we develop milk ducts and milk secreting glands. And, ONLY in pregnancy, are those glands triggered. Seeing as men never go through female puberty and never experience pregnancy, they cannot breastfeed. Sorry to burst your bubble! And, breasts are sexualized, and so exposing them even when breastfeeding is a taboo, meaning its not accepted socially. Breasts are considered a sexual body part. Men regard them as sexual body parts as well. Girls walk around with their chests covered and men stare. If we walked around bare chested, it would get a lot worse.
I don't know your not talking about why they wear clothes right? Girls are just weird one time I was at a strip club and the girl was on stage dancing now she was topless and my friend went to go tip her and she said that he looked familiar and asked where he lived anyway she was mistaken but while she asked him if they were neighbors she actually took her hands and covered her breasts, and this is a stripper. I will never understand that as long as I live so to answer your question I don't have a clue.
During the 17th century, only prostitutes covered their breasts at all times in England. Rich women didn't bother to hide them.
When formula milk was invented, many middle class women stopped breastfeeding. (anyhow, for centuries, rich women used poor mothers to breastfeed their own rich kids. The Englich word 'nurse' (wet nurse) stems from the French 'nourrice' <-nourir= to feed ) Poor women didn't because it was too expensive. Middle class women didn't want to be associated with the poor. Thus they started hiding their breasts at all time and educating their daughters to hide them too.
Breast alone do not grab attention from most males. If they did, porn would not consist of showing the entire upper body, or more. They would just take pictures of perfect breast, and all males would be happy.
Just as I'm sure the majority of straight or bi females are attracted to the entire torso of a male.
It is the entire package that gets the attention of both males and females. You can't slap on a pair of perfect breast on a 100 year old women and expect every straight or bi man to start drooling.
I think if you are going to force people to cover their breast because a very low percent of males get turn on by breast alone, then you will have to cover feet, lips, hands, ears and any other fetish that some men have.
Our culture actions doesn't seem to have a problem showing female breast.
it is considered inappropriate to society for any sexual organs to be showing that's like asking why do people wear clothes
why? because through out the majority of humanity, people realize that breasts and nipples have sharp sensibility and closely associate with sex and reproduction. Reproduction is complete only when the next generation of life is capable of reproducing its next generation. Thus, breasts and breast-feeding infants are consequentially a part of reproduction, whose level of reproductive importance is matching that of other reproductive organs. Stimulation of one of such organs stimulates others because they are for reproduction. For example, stimulation of breasts leads to secretion of fluid in vagina, which is apparently for lubrication and well reception of penis and facilitates reproduction. Stimulation of breasts even leads to orgasm whose apparent reaction is rhythmic contraction of some reproductive organs. Therefore, breasts are reproductive organs whose linkage to other reproductive organs in human reproduction are well-known to people. Covering breasts is for the same purpose as covering other reproductive organs, which is for avoidance of functional damage and attraction for random copulation and reproduction, which must be an expression of high order natural selection and thus a self-regulation of quality and quantity of human population.