1.18.2007

Stumped

The other night, Punkin asked "Why do women wear bras?"

"Um, because it looks nicer..." and "When you get older, everything sort of sags, and you need a bra." (and, of course, she wanted to know what I meant by "nicer")

Those were the only answers I could come up with, and it struck me that I really didn't know.

Is it to confound the male of the species? Is it just pure stupidity on our part as women? I'm at a loss.

So, now I ask you oh wise and all-knowing internet...

"Why do women wear bras?"

20 comments:

eclectic said...

We wear bras? Sheesh, Kelli... NOW you tell me!

*heh*

OK, it's because sometimes we have to go downstairs or jog to our car or something, and if the "girls" aren't anchored, it's uncomfortable. And it looks dorky to "grab and go" down the stairs at the courthouse, so... the bra wins.

Lynn said...

Because it's not polite to point.

Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Because they always need a double-barreled shotgun!!

cat said...

I wear 'em to make my boobs look bigger.

Viva la push-up!

LadyBug said...

Because we gotta keep those puppies in check!

Heh.

Okay, I'm trying to remember what I told The Drama Queen when she asked me the same question...

Hmmm.....

I don't really remember what I said, but it probably had something to do with modesty, and not having our breasts poking out under our shirts.

But, really, it's because those of us with big boobs don't want black eyes or bruised knees.

Susie said...

I am not, at the moment, qualified to answer, but I'll take a stab at it anyway...

I think I told LG, because our clothes fit better when we do. I really need to go back to her and say more. But not today...

wordgirl said...

I...I don't know. Now I'm wondering if it's just another thing I've always done because it's always BEEN done. Oh...the futility of it all! Maybe a larger-breasted woman should answer that question, because I'm guessing discomfort (greater than that which stems from wearing the damn thing) is involved.

I do wear one when I run...because...you know...ouch!

wordgirl said...

I...I don't know. Now I'm wondering if it's just another thing I've always done because it's always BEEN done. Oh...the futility of it all! Maybe a larger-breasted woman should answer that question, because I'm guessing discomfort (greater than that which stems from wearing the damn thing) is involved.

I do wear one when I run...because...you know...ouch!

platypus said...

Well it's the running thing but it has its origins in fashion. Women wore bras to lift up their boobs so they looked good in the dresses which were fashionable at the time. Now it's for many reasons. Interestingly, I don't think Stumpy ever asked why... Well done to Punkin for her enquiring mind!

Nilbo said...

Women wear bras to torment men, because their breasts are so inaccessible.

But some women go without bras to torment men, because their breasts are so accessible.

Doug said...

Been a long time, but I remember that bras weren't worn in our neighborhood, and we naughty little boys were entranced by the flounce, bounce and jello jiggle that unharnessed women lived with.

Then as we grew a tad older but no mature came the tantalization of Dagmars which heated our imagination to the max.

Why do women wear bras ?

I once had a teacher who said, "Talk to me, not them."

Momentarily_Distracted said...

I think it's to keep women like me from tripping over them.
Or when I run, I don't end up unconscious in the middle of the trail with black eyes and bruised thighs.

That's why I have to wear a bra.

Circus Kelli said...

Eclectic - Jog?

Lynn - LOL - Classic!! Although, Hubby says "yes it is..."

Mr B - Hee hee

Cat - HA! High five, sistah!

LadyBug - Modesty? Oh... oh yeah...

Susie - I'm currently not qualified to answer the question either. That's why I asked all of you brilliant people..

Wordgirl - Run?

Platypus - Oh man... yeah... I'd better have a good answer before Sweet Pea asks! She is VERY inquisitive!

Nilbo - Ow. Now I have a headache. Who knew you'd get all philisophical and profound about over-the-shoulder-boulder holders...? I hate writers...

Brudder Doug! LOL!

Mo_D - Oh sure... go on and BRAG, why don't ya?

Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I wear a bra so I don't get concrete burns on my nipples.

Ortizzle said...

Why do women wear bras?

1. Because the feminists of the 60's and 70's lost that battle.

2. Because Madonna made them the ultimate item in sex apparel and brain-washed the next generation.

3. To keep Victoria's Secret in business.

4. Because a lot of women do sag if they don't wear a bra.

5. Because it makes it that much harder for men to get to second base. (If that is indeed the object.)

6. Because... it was so excruciatingly embarrassing to undress in gym class when you were 12 if you were still wearing an undershirt.

7. Cleavage.

I really don't know how to answer that question. I did the "bra-less" thing for a while in college because it was, er, that long ago. My mother used to say, "Aren't you wearing a bra??!!" And my standard rejoinder was, "If you can't tell, Mom, then does it really matter?" Clearly, breast reduction would never be an issue with me.

The Kept Woman said...

LOL at Lynn...I used to think that too until I was informed that the male species finds that very attractive which leads me to believe we wear bras for one of two reasons:
1. Because women don't want to see your THOs

OR

2. If men saw them all day long they would be rendered completely incapacitated therefore not allowing them to get anything done and the economy would collapse.

I think it's #2, personally.

Laura said...

Because if you have to run, it hurts when they're bouncing all around.

And because when it's cold, tittie boners are so distracting! (although, you better not tell her that).

Therese said...

Because we are women and are gluttons for punishment.

Chocolate K said...

because when your cold, you don't want ANYONE else to know your cold!!!

For most women (excluding the large-breasted ones) bra wearing is not a necessity for their breasts' sake; it is worn for cultural reasons.

"Because breasts need to be supported."

"Because everybody does so, or in other words the unspoken rules of society so dictate."

"I need to wear bras for my job since it's the 'dress code'."

Discomform from sweat and 'slapping':

"Because they jump up and down while I exercise and do sports."

CAN YOU BELIEVE I ACTUALLY LOOKED THAT UP "WHY DO WOMEN WEAR BRA'S??" HAHAHAHAHHA

Bone Machine said...

The world isn't ready to have them unleashed on a 24/7 basis.

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