Flat Chest? No Money? No Problem.
May 26, 2007
The Topic: The country’s unhealthy breast obsession.
The Debate: I’m not sure where to begin this rant; whether it’s with the men who are obsessed with breasts or the way society has made women so self-conscious about their looks that they are willing to sell their souls for a pair of free boobs.
Yes, you heard right — free boob jobs. The whole thing started at a Las Vegas bachelor party (what a surprise) when a bunch of guys were “admiring” a woman’s new implants. The well-endowed woman’s girlfriend chimed in saying that she wanted them, too, but couldn’t afford the surgery. That’s where the bidding began and MyFreeImplants.com was born. The idea behind the social networking Web site is that flat girls looking for enhancement can finally feel better about themselves and the “benefactors” who supply them with the cash to get their operations get to “interact” with them via email, chat and photos. In some states they might call this prostitution, but hey, when it comes to the betterment of society, these minute technical details shouldn’t get in the way. Right?
The Verdict: Of course, guys everywhere think this is a great idea. I’m not one to say what a woman can or can’t do with her body, but something about this just seems so very wrong — and this is coming from someone who was teased profusely for being flat all throughout high school. Do I go and get surgery? No. I learn to love myself and my body, and only surround myself with those who give me the same respect.
Is this concept horrendous or helpful? Are men sinking to a new low, have women lost all sense of pride and decency, or is MyFreeImplants.com doing “a service to the country?”
Thanks to Trendhunter.com for enlightening us about the “trend.”