Bare Breasts For Amanda Todd
GET THEM OUT AGAINST CYBER BULLYING
Topless tumblrers have bared all in support of Amanda Todd, a teenager who recently committed suicide after years of online bullying.
The tumblr page notsoshameful.tumblr.com shows users uploading pictures of their breasts, in efforts to show solidarity and disarm bullies.
“If my daughter didn’t believe everyone at the end of that Internet was innocent she would be alive today,”
Said mother, Carol Todd today in her first public appearance.
The cyber-bullying that led to her taking her own life involved viral reposting of a screenshot of Amanda flashing her breasts at 12 years old (yes, that’s child pornography people).
While vile bullies are difficult to oust and tackle, one measure that can be taken to lessen their affect is to ‘normalise’ the (adult) naked body.
“Amanda Todd killed herself because she was being shamed and blackmailed because of photos of her boobs…They’re just boobs. Everyone has them. No More Shame!” Says the site..
The blog and parent site notsosecret.com is “dedicated entirely to ending sexual shame and empowering women’s sexuality”.
The controversial site has received some conservative feedback, to which social commentator Hugo Schwyzer says to Life and Style:
“I think it’s easy to be cynical about something like NotSoShameful. But this is more than well-meaning exhibitionism masquerading as social justice.”
By displaying breasts, sending a message that they are just normal body parts, we are more likely to normalise nudity and end body shaming, he said.
”Girls and boys alike need help overcoming the toxic shame around the body that is the fuel for bullying.
Bullying of this sort feeds on shame; if Amanda’s boobs had been all over the internet with no shame attached, it would have been a great deal of insignificance.”
Basically, we all have breasts; they’re lovely lumps and they shouldn’t be used as weapons to humiliate people. De-activate the torpedoes.
Original article, SMH, Daisy Dumas:
Posted By:Urban Society Team
Posted On:06 Nov 2012
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