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Ontario Woman Files Human Rights Complaint Over Topless Swimming

She got several hotels to change their policies, but one water park is holding firm

(Newser) - Men are allowed to go topless at the pool, so why are women (usually) not allowed to? That's the question leading one Ontario woman, whose name has not been released, to file a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. The woman's lawyer tells the CBC her... More »

'Free the Nipple' Campaign Wins in Colorado

Judge blocks city ordinance banning topless women

(Newser) - Women are now free to "free the nipple" in Fort Collins, Colo. A federal judge blocked a city ordinance banning women from showing their breasts in public Wednesday because it discriminates against women. City officials say the law put in place in 2015—excepting women who breastfeed—protects children,... More »

Man Who Grew 46DD Breasts Wins $2.5M Drug Suit

Family of Austin Pledger says he developed gynecomastia after taking Risperdal

(Newser) - A 20-year-old autistic man won a $2.5 million lawsuit against a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson Tuesday after his family and doctor say he developed 46DD breasts after taking an antipsychotic drug, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Austin Pledger, from Thorsby, Ala., was first prescribed Risperdal, manufactured by Janssen... More »

Woman's 'Third Breast' Story Unravels

Snopes calls it a hoax; stolen-item report at airport doesn't help

(Newser) - It was fun, or at least weird, while it lasted, but urban legends website Snopes is calling Jasmine Tridevil's story about adding a third breast a hoax. And while Tridevil, aka Alisha Hessler, isn't 'fessing up, Florida's WTSP has dug up an especially telling stolen-item report... More »

'Boobies' Bracelets Aren't Lewd: Court

They're about breast cancer awareness

(Newser) - If kids at a Pennsylvania middle school want to wear bracelets declaring their love for boobies, the district has no right to stop them, a federal appeals court says. Two teens were suspended for wearing bracelets reading "I Heart Boobies"—a breast cancer awareness slogan—during their school'... More »

Eatery Trademarks 'Breastaurant'

Bikinis Bar & Grill edges out others in the field

(Newser) - Hooters has long been casually referred to as a "breastaurant," but now a different eatery has gone and trademarked the term. "We're really excited about receiving this federal trademark," says the CEO of the Texas-based Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill chain. "It just further... More »

German Soldiers Growing Breasts—on One Side

Condition sparked by too much chest-thumping

(Newser) - As part of their training, elite German troops of the Wachbataillon do a lot of chest-beating, repeatedly whacking their rifles on the left side of their chests. That's stimulating unusual hormone production, according to experts. The result: The guys are growing breasts—just on the left side, the German... More »

Boob Tube: NBC Airs Bare Breast in Water Polo

A player gets something off her chest

(Newser) - The boobs at NBC might be considering extending the network's Olympic broadcast time delay to its live feed online—after it revealed the bare breast of a water polo player. The audience watching the US-Spain match on site didn't get the benefit of the underwater cameras, but NBC... More »

Southwest Flier Told to 'Cover Cleavage'

Passenger slams agent's 'Big Feelings about my breasts'

(Newser) - Southwest Airlines has apologized and offered to refund a woman who was told she couldn't fly without covering her "inappropriate" cleavage, the New York Daily News reports. The woman—who gives her name as Avital—says she was boarding a flight from Las Vegas to New York earlier... More »

Cleavage Throws Mexican Presidential Debate a Curve

Election panel so sorry for aide's revealing dress

(Newser) - A televised Mexican presidential debate looked more like an episode of Wheel of Fortune thanks to a babealicious production assistant's cleavage-baring gown. She was so eye-popping that Mexico's election commission apologized. "We are sorry about the production error associated with the clothing of one of the assistants,... More »

Smokers May Lose Their Nipples

At least for those who get breast lifts or reductions

(Newser) - A plastic surgeon wants smokers to know: If you light up within a month of a breast lift, your nipples could literally drop off. That's because smoking can reduce blood flow to some parts of the anatomy. If those body parts don't get blood, they die, writes Anthony... More »

Male Breast Reductions Swell

'Moob' operations up 28% from last year

(Newser) - Male boob jobs is plastic surgery's fastest-growing area for a third year in a row, according to a British surgeons' association. The number of male breast reduction operations is up 28% from last year. The association chief says this is largely because media coverage of "moobs" is making many... More »

Busty Woman Told She Was 'Too Sensual' to Be Promoted

She's suing, with help from Gloria Allred

(Newser) - In a story that echoes that of Citibank's 'too hot' banker , a Florida woman has sued her former employer of 13 years for discriminating against her—because she was too busty. Managers at the Devereux Foundation allegedly told Amy-Erin Blakely that co-workers couldn't concentrate in meetings because they were distracted... More »

'Boobies' Cancer Campaign Gets It Wrong

Message is about breasts instead of people

(Newser) - Some American schools are banning students from wearing rubber bracelets that read "I (heart) boobies"—a slogan for a breast-cancer awareness campaign. They're afraid of that word, which is silly. "But you know what? I'm offended by the bracelets, too—just for a very different reason,"... More »

More Women Flaunt the A-Cup

More and more embracing their smaller assets

(Newser) - When it comes to breasts, bigger isn’t always better . The assumption that A-cup women are constantly looking for push-up bras to enhance their assets is no longer unequivocally true, and a number of boutiques and online stores are now specializing in smaller size—but still sexy—bras. In the... More »

Thieves Flash Breasts to Pull ATM Job

Female crooks make boob out of customer

(Newser) - A couple of French female desperados flashed their breasts at a customer withdrawing funds from an ATM to distract him while they ripped him off. As his eyes were particularly drawn to one woman's chest, the other grabbed his money and ran (with her shirt down). The heist was captured... More »

More and More Girls Hitting Puberty by Age 7

And the percentages nearly double by age 8

(Newser) - Today's girls are even more likely to enter puberty by age 7 or 8, finds a new study. At age 7, 10.4% of white, 23.4% of black and 14.9% of Hispanic girls had hit puberty, based on their breast development. Those numbers nearly double just a year... More »

Girls in Cameroon Have Breasts 'Ironed'

Moms believe burns will keep men away

(Newser) - Breast ironing. Yes, it's as painful as it sounds. But, according to a new Current documentary , as many one in four girls in Cameroon have had their breast buds burned with hot stones. Ironically, the painful wounds are meant to protect them; mothers believe the scars will keep men at... More »

Big Breasts = Big Tips

(Newser) - Cornell professor Michael Lynn has proven what Heidi Montag just knew, the founders of Hooters proved 27 years ago, and the first upright man discovered 2 million years ago. Waitresses with large breasts get better tips. It also doesn’t hurt to be blonde and slender. Professor Lynn’s colleagues... More »

AG Covers Breast on Va. State Seal

Cuccinelli makes Virtue 'more virtuous'

(Newser) - A squeamishly conservative attorney general has slapped chest armor over the goddess of Virtue's breasts on the 234-year-old Virgina state seal . Ken Cuccinelli inserted his own peculiar brand of modesty to cover Virtue's exposed boob when he had pins of the state seal made up for his staff. The modification... More »

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