Breasts are part of the anatomy of both females and males*.
Women’s* breasts are made up of 15-25 milk-producing sacs called milk glands, which are connected to milk ducts that converge inside the nipple. The remainder of the internal breast is composed of fatty tissue and fibrous connective tissues that bind the breast together and give it shape.
Breasts are a part of sexual anatomy that is unrelated to reproduction, but, in American society, have a great deal of erotic allure and sexual symbolism. It is not at all unusual to see a large-breasted woman used in advertisements to sell everything from beer to cars to cologne (notably, these are primarily male markets).
- How Stuff Works; “Breasts Dictionary” (*cissist language, references refers to sex assigned at birth)
It’s really funny to me, how western society has completely and wholly warped anatomy to be fodder for a cis male’s interest. It’s also funny to me that if this specific anatomical part is not used in that way, or in private, or anywhere OUTSIDE of what some cis white male legislators deem necessary- that this antatomy is offensive and improper.
People born with breasts are automatically at a disadvantage, they cannot expose themselves in daily life because of a few additional tissues used for feeding children. They cannot feel the sun on their chest at the beach because breasts are seen as “Sexual Objects” instead of a simple part of anatomy.
Western culture has demonized this part of our anatomy so much that people forget that breasts are NOT FOR CIS MALE’S PLEASURE.
People with boobs do not owe anything to anyone other than themselves. They are not responsible for other people taking offense at their anatomy when people without breasts have no trouble walking around with their nipples exposed on a common basis.
So the next time someone takes offense at your anatomy-
Tell them to go fuck themselves.