No, it’s not a scarf for your boobs; it is a scarf of boobs. Huh? My deep investigative reporting revealed that this was a huge trend in Japan a couple of years ago, but was recently picked up by an Etsy seller under the name boobsRus. Brilliant.
I am not sure what it means to wrap a pair of long, saggy boobs around your neck. Is it empowering to embrace images of the naked body? There’s so much shame we attach to being naked. Remember the episode of Rugrats where Tommy just wants to be “nakey” but his parents won’t let him? We judge women who dress “too revealing” as if displaying your bare body is somehow immoral. It’s just flesh, fat, and muscle, yet we’re taught so early on that it’s wrong without any real explanation. (It might be unsanitary to be naked all of the time but having your boobs out at the beach isn’t that big of a deal, right?)
Or maybe the boob scarf is just the opposite. It’s making a mockery of the female body. Boobs are just a joke; they’re something to be objectified–either sexualized or made fun of.
Or maybe, just maybe, the boob scarf is just too crazy to mean anything at all. Maybe it’s something so strange it can’t be offensive or positive like Weird Al, Vajazzling, or Josh Groban.
What do you think about the boob scarf? Let us know in the comments.