Some Nepali men’s lustful eyes always ponder around the breast area of women. Additionally, they have these ferocious eyes when a hint of cleavage is visible. At this point, these men have over-sexualized breasts and cleavages, which is unsafe.
A key concern that Nepalis always have is the unwanted sexualization of breasts. One might argue that the breast is a part of the sex organs but they aren’t fundamentally sexual in nature. Their main purpose serves in reproduction, that is, producing milk and feeding an infant.
He guys— Martha Mitchell's ghost (@MarthaBeallMitc) January 23, 2020
Breasts are NOT sexual playthings. You know that, right?
They have a purpose. Feeding babies.
Just because they turn you on, doesn't mean they are there for that purpose.
The sexualization of breasts is in YOUR mind, not, I repeat, NOT her body. Control yourselves.
Glorification of Breasts in Nepali Society
Call it westernization or pop culture but the sexualization of big boobs started with celebrating ‘sexy’ cleavages to banning women’s nipples on social media. Even breastfeeding seems like an indecent activity all because of the glorification of breasts.
No matter the adaptation of modernization, breasts are always and will be a taboo organ in our society. However, this might be the reason why this organ is privately celebrated among men making it over-sexualized.
the recent talk of the formula shortage/breastfeeding has brought back to mind how the sexualization of breasts has also made breastfeeding seem like an indecent activity. which it isn't.— ♡ 瑞 ♡ (they/them) ♡ (@inporrigible) May 12, 2022
Wherever you are, in a crowded bus or a silent alleyway, you will get followed by some lustful eyes. Those indecent eyes will always make it uncomfortable for Nepali women when they are around men. It’s kind of creepy how their eyes can devour you within a second but in the end, the blame will be always on women.
Dude really just mansplained the sexualization of breasts to me in an attempt to defend his position that we should cover up.— Summer (@ChahtaSmmr) February 4, 2019
Cuz, it’s not like I, the owner of breasts, could possibly understand how they are conceptualized within the patriarchy. 🤦🏻♀️
Covering up big breasts is quite hard and it is much worse on hot days. The dress you wear will get sexualized while covering those breasts. And that’s the moment, everyone starts slut-shaming you. The worst-case scenario is your family also joins in slut-shaming you.
Nepalis often forget that being a woman in one’s own body -even while nude -is not a request for sex. There is no invitation for sex unless she specially requests it and until there is clear consent.
However, this isn’t the case in Nepali society which makes women’s bodies more vulnerable to sexual assault.
Slut-shaming and femmephobia is harmful sexualisation, but what we don’t talk about enough is that these exist in order to keep women and femmes modest, which is also sexualisation. In both cases the assumption is that women’s bodies are inherently sexual, so should be covered up— Sex Surrealist (@brynismyname) August 16, 2022
It’s clearly funny and disgusting how a slight cleavage is enough to attract a lot of stares. The fact that women need to cover themselves fully is important to protect the sexualization of breasts shows how sex-obsessed we are as a society.
Those slight cleavages in question have nothing to do with what one wears. Nepalis should be aware that breasts are not an object of sexualization and a slight cleavage doesn’t mean it’s meant for fetishizing.
Maybe it is the glorification of the boobs that we have forgotten to criticize the men who love catcalling and making inappropriate comments. Or maybe our society has been teaching us to look at these big chunks of meat and judge them through men’s eyes. Whatever it is, we’ve been overly sexualizing both breasts and cleavages.