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According to British Vogue, cleavage is officially no longer in fashion. In an article entitled "Desperately Seeking Cleavage," the fashion bible dictates that women are now opting to be more modest, and "those magnificent mounds pushed together to display sexual empowerment, to seduce, to inspire lust or even just to show off – is over, or at least, taking a well-earned break."

Wait, "magnificent mounds pushed together to display sexual empowerment" sounds great! Why is cleavage "over" then?

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The magazine went on to explain that "Rejecting the stereotypes of gender has been brought sharply into focus, with the days of women as eye-candy, their sexuality positively smouldering rather than subtly played out, officially over" and that "the tits will not be out for the lads. Or for anyone else, for that matter." Hm. Okay, Vogue. Let's talk.

First of all, let's not treat women's bodies like a fashion choice. Unfortunately we can't go take off our boobs and hang in the closet until next season because cleavage was suddenly deemed "unfashionable." So unless we are all start wearing turtlenecks 24/7, there is really no world in which women won't be showing cleavage. Plus, not everyone's breasts are "small and humble," so boob-havers will naturally show cleavage whether they are wearing a push-up bra or a sports bra.

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Also, women don't have their "tits out for the lads." The insinuation that women show cleavage for men is inaccurate and insulting. Many women show cleavage because THAT IS HOW BOOBS WORK. Cleavage is what naturally happens when you stuff your breasts into a bra. And when it's 95 degrees out, trust that most women are not showing their cleavage to serve as "eye-candy," but are doing it because they don't want to pass out from heat stroke. Sexy, right?

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Let's let women choose how they want to display their bodies for themselves, and that if someone would rather set her "sexuality" to smoldering rather than subtle, she should be able to do so without shame.

If you want to dress more modestly, go for it! If you want to show off your cleavage, knock yourself out! Just remember, being true to yourself is always "in vogue."

Sorry, that was cheesy. What I meant was YOU CAN'T CAGE OUR BOOBIES!!

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Long live the cleave!
Long live the cleave!
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