Three of SA’S most well-known voices have their say.

Glamour (South Africa) - - Think -

As some­one who grew up in ru­ral Transkei, breasts were just breasts. They were there to per­form a func­tion, and it was to feed ba­bies. In the vil­lage I grew up in, it was not un­usual to see ex­posed breasts – a mother feed­ing a baby, young girls or women walking bare­breasted. Grow­ing up, there were al­ways tra­di­tional cer­e­monies oc­cur­ring, and young un­mar­ried women would dress in tra­di­tional Xe­sibe out­fits. They were not self-conscious, nor did I ob­serve any sex­u­al­i­sa­tion of the breasts. The cov­er­ing of breasts or wear­ing bras is very new for a vast ma­jor­ity of black South African women, the phe­nom­e­non is less than 50 years old. For ex­am­ple, Xhosa women were smok­ing cen­turies ago with no one to judge un­til the mis­sion­ar­ies came. So, make of that what

you will.” khaya dlanga, writer

“Breasts are a mas­sive tease. We know they’re there, but they’re al­most al­ways hid­den or cov­ered up, so we’re con­stantly try­ing to fig­ure out what they look like. The fact that they’re hid­den makes them that much more de­sir­able. As a huge fan of body pos­i­tiv­ity, I think it’s un­for­tu­nate that we’ve been brain­washed by so­ci­ety’s idea of what the per­fect breasts and per­fect woman are.” dono­van go­liath, co­me­dian

“The ques­tion of whether a woman’s breasts in­flu­ence the way I view her is as bru­tal as a brick in the face. And I refuse to elab­o­rate, be­cause men are al­ready trash. I hon­estly strug­gle with flatch­ested women, but it has noth­ing to do with her fem­i­nin­ity. Just like some ladies can’t ‘do’ short men – it’s a pref­er­ence. Fake boobs aren’t my vibe, ei­ther. Saggy is the way to go! Who am I to go against grav­ity? I can’t re­mem­ber clearly when I be­came aware of their power, but one thing I’ve wanted from the mo­ment I was born was a breast and that’s all I’ve wanted ever since.” siv ngesi, en­ter­tainer

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