Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Offensive Breast

Pop Tart at KKC sent me these scans, marked pages from 1954's The Family Physician, by Dr. Herman Pomeranz & Dr. Irvin S. Koll. She knew I'd have much to say about them.

The defacement begins with the combating cancer breast exams.



An "X" is placed over each breast -- nude breasts sans nipples, because nipples cannot be seen even in medical books. They must only be found in men's mags and National Geographic; a rule that still applies today, no matter how antiquated and foolish.

The Xs continue throughout the fitness pages too -- but you'll notice that the naked men in exercise diapers are free of inked-x-comments.




This leads me to conclude that the person who inked judgment was a girl, approximately 12 years of age.

This is an age where young girls are rather modest & uncomfortable with nudity and the sexual life of the female form. Even if the photos are not intended to be sexual she feels it -- like the photos of naked pygmies young boys masturbated to in National Geographic magazines, she is painfully aware. The X marks the spot where she is uncomfortable.

It's either that, or the work of a misogynist male. And I don't like to think about that.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Orhan Kahn said...

An "X" is placed over each breast -- nude breasts sans nipples, because nipples cannot be seen even in medical books. They must only be found in men's mags and National Geographic; a rule that still applies today, no matter how antiquated and foolish.

Oh lawdy. I lol'd.

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More like a gay male, going on the aesthetic of the man in the fitness diaper. No misogyny based on hatred of women, just misogyny based on sexual queasiness when confronted with women's bodies. :)

5:46 PM  
Blogger Silent-Porn-Star said...

Anonymous, I agree with the sexual queasiness; but disagree it was a male.

As we have no way of asking the perpetrator, I suggest you & I duel. The glove has been thrown. :p

Orhan Kahn, given your exquisite intelligence (which you must have because you are reading here -- and I do mean *reading* not just eye-balling the images), I'm assuming that you're laughter is over the foolishness of my truth-filled statement.

Don't let my assumption make an ass of you... Or the same duel challenge awaits. ;)

5:17 PM  

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