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If we’re going to get through the next few years, we need a change of narrative so profound that our entire culture changes direction.  We need not just new stories, but a whole new shape to what a story is. And it will start with our writing.

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If we’re going to get through the next few years, we need a change of narrative so profound that our entire culture changes direction.  We need not just new stories, but a whole new shape to what a story is. And it will start with our writing.

Bra-less is best

Some of us have always known this – but at last we have actual scientific proof that bras are worse than useless.

As reported here in the Huffington Post  and here in a Franco-English online paper

BRAS do nothing to help support a woman’s breasts and could even be doing damage.

Professor Jean-Denis Rouillon of Besançon CHU found in a 15-year study of 330 women that “medically, physiologically and anatomically” breasts gained no benefit from their weight being supported in a bra.

Breasts would gain more tone and support themselves if no bra was used. Using a bra meant “supporting tissues will not grow and even they will wither and the breast will gradually degrade”.

Some of the women who took part in the experiment told France Info that stopping using a bra had even helped ease back pains.

This is the key bit, though:

He said a principle observation was that the nipple would lift 7mm in a year towards the shoulder in those women not wearing a bra. The breast would also become firmer and stretch-marks faded. He suggested that girls who started wearing a bra once their breasts first started to appear would soon become dependent as the supporting muscle structure would degrade.

Mind you, the upper age of the study was 35, so perhaps this needs a bit more of a long term plan… But in the meantime, I’m not rushing out to buy a piece of useless equipment.

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