Celebrate breasts

Breasts get attention. Can’t argue with that.

Graffiti in Lakeside Park gully/Ryn Gargulinski

Graffiti in Lakeside Park gully/Ryn Gargulinski

That attention is not always welcome, however, especially from the lecherous types who insist on staring at a woman’s chest rather than looking her in the eyes.

Women have also spent decades trying to shuttle the focus away from their breasts – and bodies – and more towards their minds.

So is it a giant step backwards to celebrate breasts for Women’s History Month?

The ASUA Women’s Center doesn’t think so. It’s hosting two upcoming breast events.

Thursday’s gala gives gals a chance to make molds of their breasts after swapping used clothing and strutting down the runway in a fashion show. The fun starts at 6 p.m. in the Tucson Room of the Student Union Memorial Center.

A breast decorating party is slated for March 25, where women bring their breast molds to deck them out with sequins, feathers, paint and a host of other novelties. Join the fest at 7 p.m. in the Rincon Room of the Student Union Memorial Center.

The news release does not indicate if men are allowed.

We would also be curious to see what types of molds may be in store at any event that celebrates men’s history.

Sure, the parties sound like fun. Save for certain dudes who are cursed with man boobs, breasts make women unique.

But they are not the only thing – or main thing – that should be celebrated. Women have conquered great heights, offered amazing insights and helped shape history.

Think of women known for their minds and we get the fearless Joan of Arc, the quotable Eleanor Roosevelt and the tenacious Rosa Parks. There’s no cleavage on the coin of Susan B. Anthony.

Think of women known for their breasts and we get a bevy of porn stars and a country singer.

But the term “breast party” gets attention – and sounds much more enticing than something like a boring old “mind party.”

[tnipoll]

What: Breast Party/Clothing Swap
When: 6 p.m. March 4
Where: Tucson Room in the Student Union Memorial Center, University of Arizona campus
Bring used clothes to swap, wear swapped clothes in the fashion show, make molds of your breasts

What: Breast Decorating Party
When: 7 p.m. March 25
Where: Rincon Room in the Student Union Memorial Center, UA campus
Decorate your breast molds made at previous event

Both events hosted by ASUA Women’s Resource Center in honor of Women’s “Herstory” Month. For more info, e-mail Eva Izhieman at Izhieman@email.arizona.edu or call 621-3919.

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What do you think?

Are breast parties the best way to honor women?

How would you celebrate Women’s History Month?

Does it annoy you when “women” is spelled “womyn” and “history” is spelled “herstory”?

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About Rynski

Writer, artist, performer who specializes in the weird, wacky and sometimes creepy. Learn more at ryngargulinski.com.
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29 Responses to Celebrate breasts

  1. radmax says:

    Mornin’ Rynski! Breasts related to history is an odd choice for awareness, but you can count on me, for this month only, to do my part with a heightened conscientiousness to the subject.
    Oh ,and thanks for keeping us abreast of this… 😉

    • Rynski says:

      mornin’ radmax,
      i found it an odd choice, as well. but, like i said, it’s sure to get attention. curious to see what others think, too.
      what a fine fellow you are to be so dedicated to the cause – haha.
       

      • radmax says:

        Well Rynski, you have titillated my interest. I did a little checking on breast history(a task I have taken to bosom, it happens to one of my many areolas of expertise ) at Boobs ‘r Us. It appears that breasts throughout history have had their peaks and valleys. Breast interest seems to have sagged a bit in the pre-brazier era, with a horrible flat period in the dark ages. It is a shame that this subject appears to be lifted, almost separated from the rest of history. Today breasts enjoy a freedom of expression rarely seen throughout our dark past, and I for one am happy to handle this topic. 😉

      • Andrew Ulanowski says:

        Radmax, you certainly did your homework! Nice job!
         
        captcha = future filth

      • radmax says:

        Howdy Andrew. Yeah there have only been a handful of efforts in this area. The work is hard, but rewarding…

      • azmouse says:

        LOL!!!

      • radmax says:

        You’re right Rynski, way over the top. I’m udderly ashamed of myself…

      • Andrew Ulanowski says:

        well-played Radmax!

      • radmax says:

        I just had to get that off my chest…stop me Andrew! Ahm outta control.
        🙂

  2. Jennatoolz says:

    Hey Ryn! Molds of our breasts?? How frightening! And, I mean that in a way that I couldn’t bring myself to make molds of my breasts and then decorate them, haha.

    For some reason, this reminds me of a painting my mom acquired. It’s a wonderful swirl of dark blues, yellows, oranges, and greens. I was looking at it one day, and I noticed that it just wasn’t a swirl of colors. I started to see shapes and forms! It was a hand grasping a womans breast!! My mom had no idea until I mentioned it to her, and we had a good laugh. She still has it hanging up in her bedroom. 😛

    • Rynski says:

      hiya jenna!
      hahah – laughing at your “how frightening” input – also laughing at the wonderful painting with the ‘hidden’ meaning – that is too funny.
      on the breast molds thing – i did wonder where i would hang the mold if i did create one – haha.
      i also recall artwork concerning breasts from an event invite i got from bohemia, the really cool ‘artisans emporium’ on bway near country club that sells all kinds of awesome art from local artists. one recent event was for artist melissa day entitled: ‘boobs, funbags and other strange works.’

  3. azmouse says:

    No molds for me! I’d make em run out of plaster!

    My boobs have been a blessing and a curse and the topic of too many conversations through out the course of my life……

    ‘Are those real? Me and my friend have a bet going’.
    ‘I’d really love to see those one of these days’.
    ‘You must float really good’.
    ‘Whoa, what size are those?’
    ‘Your boobs got here twenty minutes before you did’.

  4. Andrew Ulanowski says:

    morning ryn!
    i think people celebrating is always a good thing. this event seems to be pretty playful and i’m all for it. instead of hanging your completed artwork on the wall Ryn, you could give it to your beau as a gift.
    i think men’s history month is very entertaining as an idea . . .

    • Rynski says:

      hiya andrew –
      i agree – celebrations are a fine thing – and this one does sound fun and all in fun/playful.
      also wholly like your idea as the artwork as a gift for beau – hahah. just might work if he were to have a birthday coming up or something….
       

  5. tiponeill says:

    I am completely supportive. Anything that challenges the prudery of American society should be encouraged.
    We are so immersed in this sick culture that a woman risks arrest breast feeding her child – how sick is that ?
    Last week in Dr. Dobson’s city a billboard was rejected for showing too much cleavage – of muppets.
    And in Tempe last week a man was ordered to cut down a tree in his backyard because it looked too much like a penis.
    Throughout the world uncontaminated by our anti-sex religions breast and penis statues have been celebrated.
    And speaking of plaster casts – back in the good old days before the religious right became so politically powerful making casts was very popular with rock stars – I understand Jimi Hendricks is still something of a monument.
     

    • Rynski says:

      thank you, tip, for input and some very interesting info/links.
      wow. think the muppet one got to me – hahahah. amazing.
      prudery for sure. also love the looks on the faces of folks checking out the rock star ‘monuments’

    • Andrew Ulanowski says:

      hi tip,
      In a book of short stories, whose title escapes me, is a story written by Frank Zappa about his experience in a hotel room with Jimi Hendrix and two women who did this sort of ‘monument’ making. It was both funny and gross to read as Jimi was a bit peculiar in the story.

    • Ferraribubba says:

      Damn, I should have read the Tipster’s post before replying to Andrew’s.
      Yer pal, Ferrari Bubba

  6. Red says:

    Hooray for Boobies!

  7. Ferraribubba says:

    Hey Andrew: You’re not talking about the infamous Cynthia Plastercaster are you?
    I had this girlfriend in Hollywood back in the day that had a collection of plaster casts of the well-endowed males that she had made over the years on display in her apartment, yours truly included.
    False modesty prevents me from telling how I stacked up against the rest, but let it be known that I never heard any complaints from her or her female lookie-loo friends that she brought over to share in the fun and games. <g>
    Yer pal, Ferrari Bubba

  8. theargus says:

    Hi Ryn,
     
    I’ve often thought that well-endowed women should rob banks.
    When the police start interrogating the guys….”So, what color is her hair?” “Uh…I dunno…” What about her eyes?” “Uh…I dunno…”
     

    • Rynski says:

      hahahhaha! that would be a strategic tactic! also reminds me of the INSIDE MAN movie i recently watched where one of the bank robbers was well-endowed. yes, she was part of a team that got away with the robbery.

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