Archived from the original on 23 February Still of course the short-waisted gowns mean short-waisted corsets and those ladies who wish to be in the real absolute fashion are adopting for evening wear the six-inch straight boned band or brassiere which Sarah Bernhardt made a necessity with her directoire gowns. Archived from the original on 14 April A History of the Victorian Corset. Sign in to remove this from recommended.
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Many women, in the mistaken belief that breasts cannot anatomically support themselves, think that wearing a brassiere will prevent their breasts from sagging later in life. The average bra size among North American women has changed from 34B in to a 34DD in —,  and from 36C last year [ when? While there has been some social pressure from the anti-sweatshop and anti-globalization movements on manufacturers to reduce use of sweatshop labour, most major apparel manufacturers rely on them directly and indirectly.
Prior to , a trade agreement limited textile imports to the European Union and the US. When those quotas expired on 1 January , the so-called Bra Wars began. Within six months, China shipped 30 million more bras to the two markets: Morocco was second and Nigeria third, while Mauritius topped purchasing on a per capita basis. Children were employed to assemble bras and were paid 0. In one day they could earn 20 to 30 yuan. Informal surveys have found that many women began wearing bras to be fashionable, to conform to social or maternal pressure, or for physical support.
Women sometimes wear bras because they mistakenly believe they prevent sagging breasts. While many Western women recognize that they have been socialized to wear bras, they may report feeling exposed or "subject to violation" without one, or that wearing one improves their appearance.
In at the feminist Miss America protest , protesters symbolically threw a number of feminine products into a "Freedom Trash Can". These included bras,  which were among items the protesters called "instruments of female torture"  and accouterments of what they perceived to be enforced femininity.
A local news story in the Atlantic City Press erroneously reported that "the bras, girdles, falsies, curlers, and copies of popular women's magazines burned in the 'Freedom Trash Can'".
Feminism and "bra-burning" became linked in popular culture. Dow has suggested that the association between feminism and bra-burning was encouraged by individuals who opposed the feminist movement.
Douglas wrote, that the women were merely trying to be "trendy, and to attract men. The trope of feminists burning their bras was anticipated by an earlier generation of feminists who called for burning corsets as a step toward liberation. In Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward wrote:. So burn up the corsets! No, nor do you save the whalebones, you will never need whalebones again. Make a bonfire of the cruel steels that have lorded it over your thorax and abdomens for so many years and heave a sigh of relief, for your emancipation I assure you, from this moment has begun.
Some feminists began arguing in the s and s that the bra was an example of how women's clothing shaped and even deformed women's bodies to male expectations. Professor Lisa Jardine listened to feminist Germaine Greer talk about bras during a formal college dinner in Newnham College, Cambridge , in Greer had become a member of that college in At the graduates' table, Germaine was explaining that there could be no liberation for women, no matter how highly educated, as long as we were required to cram our breasts into bras constructed like mini-Vesuviuses, two stitched white cantilevered cones which bore no resemblance to the female anatomy.
The willingly suffered discomfort of the Sixties bra, she opined vigorously, was a hideous symbol of female oppression. Germaine Greer 's book The Female Eunuch became associated with the anti-bra movement because she pointed out how restrictive and uncomfortable a bra could be.
Susan Brownmiller in her book Femininity took the position that women without bras shock and anger men because men "implicitly think that they own breasts and that only they should remove bras.
The feminist author Iris Marion Young wrote in that the bra "serves as a barrier to touch" and that a braless woman is " deobjectified ", eliminating the "hard, pointy look that phallic culture posits as the norm. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Bra disambiguation and BRA disambiguation. For the type of restaurant, see Brasserie. List of bra designs. Visible bra strap of Amy Winehouse at a performance, France. Women wearing bras in the form of bikini tops at Woodstock Festival , Poland.
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Archived from the original on 28 February Retrieved 3 February The underwired bra accounts for 60 per cent of the market, but women with average or fuller busts must wonder why it is so popular. The New York Times. Archived from the original on 24 April Professor Farrell-Beck said the antecedents for underwire in bras date to at least , when Marie Tucek of New York City patented a breast supporter , a sort of early push-up bra made of either metal or cardboard and then covered with fabric.
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