The Chinese Wuhan Virus has, at least temporarily, changed they way most of us live our lives. We’re re-calibrating our patterns and habits, as well as changing some things ingrained into our psyche. Some wwomen, in particular, have decided it’s time to eliminate the bra.
Lockdown has changed a lot of things about the way we present ourselves to the world, and for many women, ditching their bra has been a particularly popular one. “I just don’t see bras making a comeback after this,” tweeted the Buzzfeed writer Tomi Obaro in May. Her tweet has been “liked” more than half a million times. The feminist satire website Reductress ran a headline last week reading: “Bra furlough extended.”
Bras are often considered to be a necessary, but unwelcome, contraption.
Ay, there’s the rub. (Phrasing.) While I’m certain underwire bras are not comfortable – I’m more of a sports bra guy – this conundrum is a catch-22. Most guys would be all for 20-somethings going braless, but the flip side of that coin is watching your elderly 70-year old woman gardening in her tank top.
No. Thank. You.