An MP Got Her Tits Out. Kind of.

Thursday, 27 August 2015
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Wirral MP Alison McGovern was debating some policies and some leeches took it upon themselves to start complaining and slut-shaming her because you could see a bit of cleavage. Let's talk about all the ways this is pretty horrendous.

This is a woman who has established herself in Politics - a notoriously male-dominated industry where, to be frank, women are frequently undermined and overlooked. She has probably battled through prejudice throughout her life to get to where she is today, as a representative of our country, debating policy and generally being an all-round top lass and keeping the vagina count steady in the house of commons. And people have nothing better to comment on than her tits.

So onto the big stuff. Some bender called J.G. Hunter wrote her a letter where he says she obviously was flaunting her cleavage to 'attract attention to herself', and that her 'prominent cleavage was distracting her male observers from hearing what she was saying.' 

The real tickler was reading the London Metro this morning where people wrote in to discuss this - and floods of comments from men came in agreeing that it was highly distracting, and one even said that women should not only cover up entirely, but also steer away from too much makeup as it's 'distracting' in the workplace. 

Oh lawdy, where on earth to begin?


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I would like to start by saying that although I do not know Alison McGovern's bra size, after much Googling (turns out actually her tits are in most of the time, making it a hard search), and comparing my own chest size with hers (rather disappointing, I must say), I have come to the conclusion that she must be carrying about a cracking pair of size E's. (Roughly. This is an estimate.) Let me tell you boys - she could wear a bloody sports bra and there would still be cleavage. You know why? Because she's a woman with breasts and when you have big breasts you have cleavage, whatever you wear. Sorry if this is a gobsmacking new revelation for you, but it's actually very hard to cover up entirely for a lot of women, particularly when it's between 25 and 30 degrees in London and we're sweating all over the shop, we don't really want to come in wearing a roll neck jumper. Sorry, not sorry.

Next - and the more pressing issue - HOW EMBARRASSING that grown men have such little concentration, respect and dedication to their job that a bit of cleavage (or makeup?!) is a distraction to them. Enough of a distraction to publicly complain about it and write in to papers. This is not an issue with inappropriate dressing - it's an issue with the sexual gaze and objectification in the workplace. And I'm gonna say, I'm pretty sure 90% of men can look at a woman and hold a conversation with her and listen to what she's saying without being 'distracted' to the point of not hearing because there's about an inch worth of cleavage in front of him. How sad that 10% can't seem to control their dirty thoughts and that they can't look past a pair of tits to see an actual person. And how sad that this 10% is the percentage speaking out about it and giving women the impression that  men are pigs.


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In a similar argument to the fact that girls shouldn't wear short skirts in schools because it's 'distracting to male staff', I think the underlying issue is the objectification of women in the workplace and shame on any man who thinks that a woman dresses to please him, for 'attention', or to be treated favourably. I once read something that said,

'You think a woman wears makeup for men? I don't buy 50 Mac lipsticks to please a man who can't tell the difference between Myth and Snob.'

We don't dress for anyone but ourselves. If you and your hormones can't deal with this and think we do it for attention, or find it distracting, then perhaps you are the ones who are inappropriate for the workplace since you obviously exercise a lot of sexually demoralising beliefs and are generally a degrading human being. In the words of Bridget Jones, 'If staying here means working within ten yards of you, frankly, I'd rather have a job wiping Saddam Hussein's arse.'

Just to conclude, this is an image of Alison during the debate. I have to say, just one more time, how embarrassing for any man who complained. It's not like she's sitting there with 4 inches of cleavage spilling out, is it? And even if she was - who cares? Control your damn selves and stop piping up and making monsters of men.

Img srced from The Independent. 
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