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Book for growing boys tries to explain the point of boobs and fails massively.

Book for growing boys tries to explain the point of boobs and fails massively.

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Growing Up for Boys, a book meant to help guide young boys through puberty, is currently under fire for its absolutely absurd description of women's breasts.

As pointed out by Man vs. Pink, a Facebook page that navigates gendered children's products, Growing Up for Boys answers the question "What are breasts for?" with some highly uninformed information.

Girls have breasts for two reasons. One is to make milk for babies.

Okay, sure, fine. The book continues:

The other is to make the girl look grown-up and attractive. Virtually all breasts, no matter what size or shape they end up when a girl finishes puberty, can do both things.

I'm sorry, what?

The belief that boobs exist to make women look "grown-up and attractive" is objectification at its worst. Not to mention, the fact that this information is being read by young boys in developmental stages is pretty troubling, because it teaches them that women's breasts exist to be looked at, and that objectifying women is acceptable. It's also extremely heteronormative.

Sources: The Independent,The Bookseller
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