It's The Breast Day Of The Week
We're so caught up in fetishizing (mostly) female breasts in film, literature, art, and in the anatomy-defying breasts of comic book heroines, that we overlook the breast as a vital source of food and and as a body part vulnerable to cancer, including young women under forty. How often should we get that mammogram? To breastfeed - or not?
Lastly, how come men can go topless in America but women can't?
- Florence Williams - Author of Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History and The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative, which will be published in February and her Audible podcast Breasts Unbound, debuts in December
- Dr. Christine Rizk - Breast surgeon, director of the Comprehensive Women’s Health Center at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
- Lina Esco - Actress, producer, activist, director of the documentary, https://vimeo.com/77093543" target="_blank">Free the Nipple and leader of the Free the Nipple movement.
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.
This show originally aired on October 4, 2016.