When did Breasts become Taboo?

Topless PortraitIn the 1600s until  Victorian times, toplessness was socially acceptable, far more so than revealing an ankle. But during the reign of Queen Victoria that changed and, in terms of female appearance, it is probably the only Victorian rule we are left with. What is the problem with women’s breasts?

 

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30052071

4 comments for “When did Breasts become Taboo?

  1. 16/11/2014 at 5:08 pm

    I dont think its such a bad rule

  2. 26/11/2014 at 6:59 pm

    But breast feeding is allowed in public.

  3. Ed
    26/11/2014 at 10:02 pm

    Not everywhere. And even when allowed legally, it is often still frown upon socially.

  4. 25/12/2014 at 10:19 pm

    Speaking from an Australian point of view, the lifting of a woman’s shirt was something that was not only accepted but it was quite regularly requested by the locals and even had it’s own catch cry of ” showusyahtits” then the Muslims arrive and now a mother is ridiculed for feeding her child.

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