The bra was invented around 1888 by Herminie Cadolle, a French woman, who built a thriving business around the female anatomy. So, back when the America was being settled and women were traveling in covered wagons westward through the mountains and over the prairies they didn’t wear bras!
And through most of human history they didn’t wear them either. So are they really a good idea? Maybe they’re just an aberration. I can remember reading The World Book Encyclopedia as a young person and admiring the clothing styles of Egyptian woman back when they were building the pyramids. Some of you know what I’m talking about because their notion about dressing the female torso was 180 degrees from ours!
They had it right and we have only gone downhill from there these many centuries. But all was not lost even in the pioneer days of this country and it was only before the dawn of the 20th century when France (who would have suspected them?!) completed the subjugation of the female form.
Well, some people need support and that’s fine. If you need a cane, eye glasses, back brace or special shoes you should wear them. But if you are young and in shape and don’t need an item why should you be forced to wear it?
Because there are crazy people out there! That’s why. There’s no other reason. Unfortunately we have to gear up with our pepper spray and ninja shoes when we go out. But today the brave ones may be out there celebrating and I’m thinking maybe it’s a good time to go out and take some photos. Except, it’s hot and the students are on holiday from their campus activities.
So my only suggestion would be to move the date! Next year let’s have National No Bra Day in October when there will be much happening at the U and the air will be cool next to the skin and the evenings full of excitement!