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When and How Were 'Braaa' Women Dressed?


A few days ago, the notice was allegedly issued to students of class IX to XII in a well-known school in Delhi.

What was their purpose? Why only skin color underwear? And what does it mean to wear a shamiz on a bra in this hot summer in Delhi?

By the way, these statements about girls' dress in school are not new.

Women also get upset ...

Women's underwear, especially 'brraaa', has been seen as an emotional sexual object.

And maybe that's why so many women still keep them hidden under towels, scarves or other clothes to dry. Does a man teach by hiding his vest and underwear? This can be an interesting topic of research.

Braa' and 'panties'

Last year, the Fine Arts Council in Delhi reportedly stopped him from offering a play for unusual reasons.

The play's script and dialogue were said at the time to use words such as "Braa" and "panties" in some of its scenes.

However, the organizers said that they not only used words like bra and panties but also used many "dirty" words.

If you talk to women, you will know that it is necessary to wear bra and it is also annoying for them.

Gradually got used to it

Initially, Rachna, 24, hated wearing bra, but gradually she got used to it.

"As a teenager, I used to get very angry when my mother asked me to wear a bra," she says. The body looked strangely tight. Then it gradually became a habit and it seems strange if I don't wear it now. '

Thousands of kinds of Braa

The Gita shares a similar view: "If we feel uneasy in ourselves, others will feel it."

"At first I was anxious to go somewhere without a problem, but then I was satisfied."

There are thousands of types of bras on the market today, from padded to underwear and strapless to sports bras.

Some of them claim to increase women's physical arousal, while others claim to hide and reduce them.

But how did the trend of wearing bra start?

According to an article published in BBC Culture, "Bra" is a shortened form of the French word "bra" which also means upper body and tightness.

The first modern bra was made in France.

In 1869, Hermione Cadell of France cut the corset into two pieces and made the underwear. The upper bouts featured two cutaways, for easier access to the higher frets.

However, it is very difficult to tell where and how the first Braa happened.

In Greek history, there is a mention of a bra-like dress in which Roman women used to wrap a cloth around their breasts.

Greek women, on the other hand, used a belt to lift their breasts.

Preparations for the kind of Braa we see today began in the 1930s, while Asia has no clear history.

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Braa was opposed

The popular fashion magazine Vogue played a key role in popularizing the word "bra" around 1907, but with it began to emerge.

This was the time when feminist organizations raised awareness about the dangers of women wearing bra and encouraged them to wear clothes that would free them from all kinds of social and political restrictions.

The beginning of modern Braa

The term "Braa" was first added to the Oxford Dictionary in 1911.

Then, in 1913, Mary Phelps, a well-known American socialite, made a bra for herself out of silk handkerchiefs and ribbons and patented it the following year.

Mary's bra can be called the beginning of modern bra, but it had many flaws.

It flattened the breasts instead of holding them and was only available in one size.

When the women set fire to the bra

Then in 1921, the American designer Idea Rosenthal came up with the idea of ​​different cup sizes and she started making different types of bras.

The campaign to promote Braa that began after that continues to this day.

In 1968, about 400 women gathered to protest Miss America's beauty pageant and threw several items in the trash, including bras, make-up and high heels.

The dumpster in which these items were dumped was called the "Freedom Trash Can".

The protest was aimed at imposing beauty standards on women.

No, no, no problem."

The practice of burning bras became very popular among women in the 1960's, while very few women burned bras.

It was a symbolic protest. Many women did not burn the bra but came out to protest without the bra.

In 2016, the anti-Braa campaign once again gained momentum on social media. It happened when 17-year-old Caitlin Jouch arrived at school wearing a bra top and was asked by her deputy principal why she was not wearing a bra.

Braa and women's health

Caitlin described the incident on SnapChat and received overwhelming support. Thus began the 'Nobra, No Problem' campaign.

There are many myths about bra but the benefits or harms of wearing it have not been proven yet.

There has been talk of the possibility of breast cancer from wearing bra, but according to the American Cancer Society, no scientific evidence has been found yet.

However, wearing a bra for 24 hours or wearing the wrong size bra can be harmful.

Therefore, doctors advise not to wear too loose or too loose bra. Similarly, it is advisable to wear light and loose clothing while sleeping.

It is also true that Braa helps women to move their bodies. Helps especially during exercise, sports or physical activity.

Why is society so restless?

Now that Braa has become an important part of women's clothing, voices are now being raised against it, albeit suppressed.

But the bigger question than supporting or opposing Braa is why society is so dissatisfied with it.

Trouble with the color of Braa, trouble with Braa looks, trouble with openly teaching Braa and even trouble with the word 'Braa'.

Why try to control a woman's body and her clothes in this way?

Like shirts, pants and vests, bra is also a dress. It would be better if we look at it like a cloth.

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2021 Noman Hafeez

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