About Christina Hendricks' Boobies…Deanna Raphael

I’ve been sitting on the sidelines patiently waiting for things to move in another direction, but Christina seems hell bent on treating you poorly.  As an America citizen, inaction feels like the real crime. I’m ready to swoop in and help you but I need to know that you’ve done everything on your end to effect change. Am I victimizing the victim? I hope not.

Look, no one is denying that you deserve attention. You’re spectacular and mysterious and special. That’s why it hurts me to see this:

 

In the words of Billy Crystal, “It’s not funny, it’s not fun.”

And I’m going to say it,  I think she’s taking advantage of you. Your work on Mad Men is extraordinary…  Are you  SAG? I’m not making a pun, I’m being really serious. Are you getting residuals? Because you should be and I have no problem going to bat for you on that front as well. I mean, look:

 

You’re doing exactly what you should be here. You’re upbeat, confident, stern, a little aggressive but with a warmth that whispers, “Top o’ the morning.”

Do you know how many boobies would give their left nipple to have that kind of emotional range?? And next thing I know, she’s got you out in public like this:

You don’t even have a chance to do what you do best because you’re being suffocated within an inch of your life.

And believe me, I think you should be celebrated. You don’t need to be cloaked in cloth and hidden but when you’re up so high it just feels like you can’t be your fully realized self. I mean….come on.

 

This next pic is where I have to bring your accountability into question.

This is perfection. You look present, sexy, self-assured and at ease. Now, the question I’m going to pose to you is: Did you let Christina know how you felt? At the end of the night, when the dress came off and you climbed into bed, moments before that eager husband of hers made his move, did you say thank you ?  If you didn’t then I need you to ask yourself why.

The thing is, I think you’ve done your part in contributing to a healthier overall attitude towards beauty. We had a string of years where hipbones and collarbones were all the rage.

Now with likes of you and the Vergara Girls on the red carpet, real woman are celebrating their curves. Christina needs to know that this is a marathon not a sprint. WE SEE YOU. We can’t help but to.

I want you to know that I’m here. I’m on high alert and I’m ready. I’m going to give “C.H.” one more chance to get it right but if I see you like this one more time…

 

I’m stepping in. It’s enough already.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1047970913 Kelsey Stamper

    Who cares if she shows off her cleavage? She has an awesome rack.
    My boyfriend and I always talk about how hot this girl is, and how her husband (who is okay looking, and super dorky), is SOOO lucky.
    Seriously…look him up. He should count his blessings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hgilbert1 Heather Gilbert

    It about what you think you look good in. I am chesty, and only thing that covers up is a t-shirt, but I don’t like the way I look in a t-shirt, cause then I have no neck line. It seems to me that she likes the way her cleavage looks, and since its her body and her life, I say good for her! Especially since one comment says it should “be saved for her eager husband.” So, she should hide her cleavage and oppress herself to please her husband? I thought this was a site for women, so shouldn’t we be encouraging people to be proud of their bodies instead of telling them to cover them up?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=523517907 Veronica Wheatley

    This is like the Boobie Opression article or something. I’ve seen myself and other women with big breasts in tank tops, there really isn’t 10 inches of cleavage sticking out. Unless you’re wearing some sort of bustier under or as a tank top (which is the type of dresses Christina is wearing,) then your breasts would not look like hers. No one is saying to wear a sweater or cover up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=523517907 Veronica Wheatley

    Ok, I think a lot of the women commenting are going to an extreme as far as the outrage over some assumed insinuation that they’re being told not to show their cleavage is concerned. It is possible to show cleavage without two thirds of your breast popping out, without it looking as a large butt is protruding from your chest. I have large breasts as well and I happen to know that they do not naturally go up that high, nor do they get smooshed inward like that very happily. If Christina were to lay down while wearing that dress, she would probably suffocate herself. While it’s true that it is her body and she can dress however she likes, there can be a point where an outfit is over the top and unflattering. I do not make a large income and can find tops and dresses that don’t make my breasts look like a large plumber’s crack. Christina has infinitely more money and resources than I do, so I have no doubt that she can and could have someone tailor a dress to fit her specific needs. It seems in this day and time people are not familiar with tailors anymore. People seem to be getting upset over someone merely saying that a little bit of moderation is nice. Like if I told you that you probably shouldn’t eat a whole gallon of ice cream and you were like, ” How dare she say I can’t eat ice cream!” No, eat your frickin ice cream but leave some in the stupid container for later.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12500801 Agnieszka Pienczykowska

    As a girl with an ample bosom, I don’t really think the author of this article understands the logistical issues when dressing breasts of size. Clothing is generally made for women with small to medium breasts. Anytime I wear the same exact clothing that all the other ladies wear the “girls” make themselves known. And the uniboob is an unfortunate side-effect of how many dresses are cut. Designers just don’t seem to know how to excentuate big breasts that are not made out of silicone. Natural big breasts are soft and need a good amount of support. All the designers do is just push them up out of the way of the waist and consider it a job well done.

    No matter what the spirit of the article was (and I’m sure it was all in good fun) writing the articles to her boobs misses the point, because they are at the mercy of clothing oftentimes and we larger chested girls are sort of resigned to that fact. Also the point about CH not being a typical sample size is well put. Her chest size and the fact that she is not as slender as some of her counterparts means that she has less options. We need more designers to take us into consideration during the conceptual stage not just as an afterthought.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=551550603 Zhenya Hutson

    Breast reduction is needed, what more can I say?
    :)

    http://beingzhenya.wordpress.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/figilette Fi Gillette

    As a woman with same “problem,” I kinda resent this article. Let me tell you how unbelievably boring it is having to wear t-shirts and sweaters because if you wear a regular-necked tank top like all the other girls, you have 10 inches of cleavage. It is impossible to wear things that are in style without looking like, and being called, a “slut.”

    I recently went and had a major reconstruction and went from an F to a B. But it wasn’t because I was uncomfortable wearing V-necks…it was because people like YOU were uncomfortable with me wearing them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lehcarmuntz Rachel Muntz

    I really have a problem with the use of Keira Knightley’s photo being used in the manner in which it was. She is naturally angular and skinny. Ever heard of the term ‘ectomorph’? That is exactly her. She can’t help her hipbones poking through any more than Christina Hendricks can help keeping her boobs in check. I didn’t even bother to finish reading this, because as soon as I saw Keira’s photo and the example the writer was setting with her, I was very put off. How dare you use one woman’s natural form to compare to another’s, implicitly stating that one is better than the other? Unacceptable.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lehcarmuntz Rachel Muntz

      And I say this as someone who also has large breasts and has tons of trouble finding clothes that fit and aren’t too revealing. Because I could find something that would fit someone with smaller breasts and look adorable, but as soon as I put it on, I look like a porn star. I speak for both sides, and it’s highly unfair to chastise any woman for their natural, healthy form.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephaniefrady Stephanie Frady

    I say if you got it, flaunt it. I’m 27 now, and I didn’t get boobs until like four years ago, seriously. And I flaunt them. Haters gonna hate :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002672522677 Tracey Magnuson

    BOOBIES ROCK.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002672522677 Tracey Magnuson

    This article and the comments following make me feel slightly conflicted. As a fully curvaceous lady myself, I am no stranger to the back and forth (usually with fluctuations in mood and maturity) between show casing the goods and covering them up demurely. I guess as an adult, there becomes a time and a place. Ms. Hendricks is clearly a beautiful woman and I love her character and acting on Mad Men (Joan is my spirit animal). That said, no, I am not in love with some of the things she wears. There’s no misplaced judgement on her character – I know better than that – but frankly, it just doesn’t look as good on her as some other things do. It’s fashion not self respect. I have to say I sort of resent the idea that “showcasing” breasts somehow means you are just a flaunting, insecure bad example. It really riles me up to see some of the comments here discussing how inappropriate CH’s outfits are, how they’d encourage young girls to dress like tramps or how she should reserve that sort of look for her “eager husband”. Fudge you, aforementioned judgemental types. It’s really one thing to make constructive criticism on a look (which I THINK is what the author intended) and quite another to extrapolate that out to a personal judgement IS immature and pretty low. These are the sorts of comments that lead college age girls to do “Slut Walks”. Some people need to ramp up their sense of sisterhood and pull back the sense of righteous indignation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1195393042 Olivia Colsman Langford

    Just reading through these comments scares me. “he (that’s right) or she shouldn’t put it back because it might be offensive to others”, and “if random people on the street are going to make character judgements on me or anyone else who isn’t afraid of showing some cleavage, then they’re not worth knowing.” and “You only live once. Wear whatever you want.” and “Not your body, not your problem. ” REALLY?!?!? People! What is happening to the world?! What’s next? Showing off some great butt cleavage? Flaunting a huge pair of balls?! Do you see that if you draw the line nowhere, then the line has disappeared? We are already so far beyond over the line that I can’t even watch prime time TV with my children anymore without having to explain why people are dancing in their sparkly underwear on almost every channel! When it’s your daughter who sees pictures of women and wants to imitate them, dressed in such a way that leaves practically nothing to the imagination, or in such a way to bring so much attention to themselves, no NOT themselves, their BREASTS and their BOOTY, then try and tell me you’re okay with this. Then make those same statements that you did above. It’s not okay. It’s the degradation of HEALTHY respect for our bodies. Respecting is not the same as flaunting. I would consider them opposites.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carson.beck Carson Moore

    I feel that this article belittles that fact that she has amazing breasts and they are all her own. So many women covet the asset of having an ample chest. It wasn’t until my senior year in high school that I too received such a gift. Women would give anything to be so lucky, which is why there are so many breast implants in the world. Why not celebrate her natural gift? I’ve had to grow my own ;) no implants and I’m proud of em! She’s got it, she might as well flaunt it! It’s one of the things that separates her from other women and makes her unique. I think she’s beautiful and blessed!

  • http://www.facebook.com/hippygirl29 Amanda Hale

    It makes me wonder if Christina Hendricks has the same problem as I do… I have the real boobies. And they are real big. Even when my bra fits properly, and they are chillin’ with just enough cleavage, it never fails; I leave the house and one little bend in a strange direction and they have migrated back together. So when I wear dresses they are easier to manage when they are together. Uniboob or not, that is the way they are comfortable at times. Gotta do what ya gotta do for the sake of fashion. It leaves me not wearing many dresses… sigh… How I love dresses. But society is weird about uniboob nowadays and until I am famous, I guess I shouldn’t show them off as much. Well, actually I am not showing them off when I dress up. That is just how it probably looks to the public. Hmmm I would like to talk to CH myself about this matter since I cannot find a happy medium of my own. Since she wears them differently at times though, I am sure it is hard for her to find the perfect way as well… <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1523886968 Shaylynn Middlenameless Kilfoyle

    I wouldn’t know what to do with boobs that big, I am concave. However, the overflow is a little distracting from her face. The end.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jade.anthony Jade Anthony

    I recommend Ms. Hendricks contact Queen Latifah’s breast stylist IMMEDIATELY!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002535331286 Brittle Carbiener

    I have boobs that big, it’s MUCH harder to find an outfit to hide them than to just let them breathe!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001894696197 Allison Frankfother

    Haha Deanna I think this is funny. Really, people? It’s a letter to a pair of boobs. How seriously do we need to be taking this? There’s nothing wrong with accentuation, but when in doubt: modest is hottest! ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=654965611 Deanna Raphael

    *or you can rock your boobies!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=654965611 Deanna Raphael

    Oh my ladies….I’m feel like this article wasn’t taken in the spirit it was intended. I love Christina Hendricks + her boobies. I believe they should be celebrated, seen, cherished and admired. I don’t think they need to be covered up, I do believe they look best when they’re not hiked up so high.
    Point taken on calling women “real women”.
    I was having fun writing a letter to a pair of boobs, my intentions were pure.
    Rock your bobbies.
    xoxo Deanna

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