And out there in the world wide web, there are many more words dedicated to those two issues. It's not that I think more words are not necessary. Certainly, until society changes its current views on both these issues, there can't be enough words.
But today my words aren't necessary. Instead, I am sharing two videos. One is a poem read aloud by a breastfeeding mother, the other is a music video by a white male singer.
Suffice it to say that the reason the first video exists is inextricably linked to the second.
For the record, I think the first video is amazing, courageous, smart, funny, heart-wrenching and beautiful.
There are many, many adjectives I could use for the second. Objectifying, degrading, sexist. But the best word to describe it is this; DUMB. It's a catchy song with questionable lyrics and a seriously stupid film clip.
I love tits. But in my mind, only the first video truly celebrates them.
What do you think?
You'll need to sign into YouTube to watch this one….
Note: I was dismayed to see that Justin Timberlake's newest film clip, Tunnel Vision, has also jumped on the bare tits bandwagon (although I am sure he would argue his is "arty"). Is this supposed to be groundbreaking stuff? I don't get it.