female privilege is BOOBS
Boobs are great! Not a lot of people dislike boobs, anyway. However, boobs can be problematic because of the way [especially] Western society sexualizes them.
47 states allow breast feeding in public, but in three states it is possible for women to face public indecency or indecent exposure charges for nursing a child in public. Even in states where it is legal, it is not entirely uncommon for women to be harassed, heckled, or frowned upon for breast feeding in public.
What this means is that it’s always been okay to show breasts like this:
…But when they are used for their primary biological purpose - nursing children - society recoils and calls this “indecent.”
Women have been taught that their breasts are a thing to hide for the sake of the men who may be distracted by them, a dirty and exclusively sexual part of the female anatomy - which is in part why it is not legal for women to go topless in public, whereas men can.
A woman with a bustier figure is sometimes met with presumptions about her “promiscuity,” even when nothing else about her character or dress would suggest an inclination for frequent or indiscriminate sexual behavior. This kind of judgement can become especially problematic when schools or work environments raise dress code policies for chestier women, suggesting that the same, modest outfit may appear “vulgar” or “inappropriate” on one breast size but “decent” on those with smaller breasts. Bustygirlcomics expresses this idea rather perfectly in the comic below:
Even when breasts are not being met with negative attention, unwanted positive attention can also be harmful. For example, a woman’s chest is often used as decoration in music videos, advertisements, and other media attempting to “sell” an idea. Sexual reductionism teaches consumers of such media that objectifying women is okay, and that a woman’s worth in public is equal to how attractive she is. Certain body parts on women - in particular breasts, hips, butts, and lips - are especially oversexualized in popular media, resulting in an environment where women may often feel undervalued for non-physical traits, or on the flip side preyed on for being beautiful and thus an object of some men’s sexual self-entitlement.