What is a boobism? For the purpose of this blog post, it is: The belief that one boob size (for the sake of argument, over a B-cup) is superior to another (let’s say B-cup and under).
If you’re small-busted, you may have been the victim of boobism at some point in your life (probably during those cruel teenage years). You may have suffered out-and-out insults, or pitying comments. Or felt inadequate thanks to the boob-obsessed media that idolises buff, big-breasted females wearing little more than dental floss. To the degree that having breast implants can be a career choice.
But probably, as you’ve got older, you have grown in confidence (if not cup size) and become less bothered by what is said about breast size, either among people you meet, or by the bap-mad media.
Personally, I thought I was over it. Until, recently, when I think I may have been the victim of a boobist news agenda. Let me explain.
As you know, I was shortlisted in this year’s Cosmo Blog Awards. Proud as punch to have made it to the shortlist after the competition received over 15,000 entries, I fired off an email to the newsdesk of my local paper, with a press release attached detailing my achievement. I didn’t hear back from the paper, but thought nothing of it. Maybe my story wasn’t newsworthy enough.
A couple of weeks later, the same newspaper devoted a full page (picture-led) spread to another local girl’s competition victory. Against similar odds (13,581 entries), she had made it to the final of another prestigious national contest: the FHM High Street Honeys competition.
Clearly I couldn’t compete. The opportunity for bikini-clad photos was not to be passed up. Let alone, the glut of machismo that could be enjoyed. Cue the opening gag: “Sorry chaps, this isn’t our new Page 3 inspired weekly feature.”
I shouldn’t be surprised by this. After all, Jennie, 23, from West Sussex, is a photogenic young lass with a nubile body, toned by her love of muay thai boxing. She’s a great role model for young girls that share her ambition to make a career out of modelling.
And good for her for doing so well. No, I mean it. Really I do.
Only one thing makes me doubt that I have been a victim of boobism to have my story shunned, while Jennie’s made it into print. And that is, judging by Jennie’s candid bikini shots, she’s not that big up top.
Maybe the reason my story was not snapped up was just down to my failure to supply steamy pics with my press release… Don’t worry, I’ve drawn a line right there.