While we know how the cartoons on T.V. have for years shown characters like the Crazy Coyote and Roadrunner defying the laws of gravity, this phenomenon is appearing in more and more programs involving real people as actors.
If you have watched Deep Space 9 lately, you may have been struck by the Borg construction, 7. Now, most of her mechanical additions, that the Borg attached to her, have been eliminated, but her biological boobs just defy description, to say nothing of gravity. Whether she is standing up or laying down, these two projectiles from 7's chest must certainly be seen to rival the existing "Seven" Wonders of the World!
Equally awe-striking was the remarkable change in Scully's superstructure. You may know her as an F.B.I. agent looking after the X-Files, with her loyal sidekick, Mulder. She exhibited a fairly average female form until she was presented to us on a hospital bed in a deep coma. For several installments, as she hovered between life and death, her personhood was overwhelmed by the towering twin pinnacles protruding from her chest as she lay supine on the bed. To our utter surprise, when she finally was shown, again supine, but out of the coma and on the way to full recovery, the bullet-breasts had vanished, replaced by two normal looking mounds. Remarkable!
Now one might excuse the far-in-our-future representation of 7, as some sort of super bra construct or breastwork enhancement that might exist in the future, but how does one change Scully's modern-day pliable tissue? How do we explain an organ (composed of soft gland cells, soft capillaries and soft fat cells, long shown to us in former installments of the show, to be easily contained in a B or certainly a C-cup) dramatically turned into towering parallel masses that defy gravity?
Until these chest events, we noted above, we do not recall paying particular attention to this part of women's anatomy seen on television or in movies. Now, we are seeing these monstrosities everywhere in media presentations.
Understand that we are not writing derogatory words here about those of us who are naturally "well endowed" and obeying the law of gravity. Our reference is only directed to the magical T.V. force that seems to invade the soft tissue of the breast so that it becomes the focus of the character -- especially when the character is laying down.
Both Scully and 7 disappear as human beings, and each become instead a pair of breasts with a body attached. Maybe this is the point, er, points.
Along the same line, we were directed by a couple of sources to eyeball the skirt length of just about every "working woman" shown all over the tube. Now if we weren't already convinced that women in our culture are seen as objects, it would be hard to disagree when one compares the clothing of your average real-time woman with her television counterpart. We gotta admit that few women have told us that they get any real pleasure or kick out of these representations of women on television and in the movies, so we assume that this is not done for women's benefit.
Nature has provided the organ system we called breasts for the nourishment of mammalian young. But we have found no proof that science has enhanced this function by making them solid structures.
So we have to conclude that the purpose here is to make women's breasts more noticeable. This is perplexing since it is illegal for a woman to appear in public without having her breasts covered. She would be arrested for "indecent exposure." This means that our society has decreed by law that women's breasts are indecent. Not men's breasts, only women's breasts, since we have often seen men appear in public bare breasted and the law finds nothing wrong with this.
We know that, in some societies, women's breasts are not considered obscene and we know that in our own society there exist nudist colonies where men and women manage to see each other buck nekkid without exploding in unrestrainable sexual frenzy.
As the song goes, "A paradox, a paradox, a most amusing paradox..." Augment them, lift and separate them, inflate them or solidify them, but for gosh sakes don't let these indecent organs be seen.
We'd like to note with great happiness and pride, that a Vermont woman, Jody Williams, won the Nobel Peace Prize. We'd also like to note our great pleasure in her "fashion statement" as she responded to the media and the world from her home following the announcement by the Nobel Committee -- casual top, jeans and barefoot.
Copyright 1997 Renee T. Louise and Ruth M. Sprague, Ph.D. These articles may be republished for noncommercial use only, provided that they are copied intact, and that this copyright notice is attached. Address all queries to: TWANDA@ConnRiver.net.
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