OKAYAMA - An easy-fitting bra made from a long strip of cloth that doesn't look like a bra when hanging out to dry has become a popular item among women who remain in evacuation shelters in western Japan following torrential rains that devastated the region last month. Mitsuko Watanabe, 52, is among the many Wanowa Bra users at an evacuation center in the Mabi area of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, one of the areas hit the hardest by the rain disaster. "It's comfortable as it doesn't have wires or that binding feeling, and moreover, it's cute," said Watanabe, adding that the bra feels cool on the skin and does not look like an undergarment when not being worn -- an important consideration for those living in a shared evacuation space. "The colorful patterns make me happy," she said. For women like Watanabe living in evacuation centers, securing a supply of underwear that fits has been a problem -- not to mention feeling uncomfortable about having to dry their undergarments in public. … [Read more...] about News Handmade bras popular among evacuees in rain-hit western Japan
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caption All of Lively’s bras cost $35. source Lively Lively is a lingerie, swimwear, and fragrance startup launched by Victoria’s Secret alum Michelle Cordeiro Grant in 2016. The retailer sells more than 50 different types of bras, including bralettes, t-shirt bras, push-up bras, and plunge bras. Each one costs $35. On Wednesday, it opened its first store in New York. Lively is making its first foray into brick-and-mortar retail. On Wednesday, the online bra company, which also sells swimwear and fragrances, opened a permanent location in New York City. “This is a first,” founder and CEO Michelle Cordeiro Grant told Business Insider during an interview at the new location in Nolita. Cordeiro Grant has been testing the waters with brick-and-mortar retail over the past few months. What started as a happy hour in the company’s offices where customers could come and try on products evolved into pop-ups in Dallas and Nashville … [Read more...] about A company that’s taking on Victoria’s Secret with $35 bras just opened its first store. Here’s what it’s like to shop there.
By The Canadian Press Tues., June 5, 2018 MONTREAL—The Quebec cabinet minister responsible for women’s issues says schools in the province should be having a discussion about whether bras should be compulsory for students. Helene David made the comments today in reaction to news that female students at a girls-only private boarding school in Montreal went on a braless protest. Last week, a teenager arrived at the school without wearing a bra and was told to cover up. She refused and went home but, since then, her peers have chosen to support her cause by also refusing to wear a bra. A petition demanding the school change its rules has been signed by about 1,000 people. Article Continued Below David told reporters that schools should govern themselves as they see fit but need to open a dialogue with students who are asking important questions. Read more: B.C. high schoolers protest ‘unfair’ dress code by going braless Opinion | Emma … [Read more...] about Quebec minister says schools should discuss whether girls should be forced to wear bras
By Karen Heller The Washington Post Thu., May 31, 2018 Everything was discussed, no topic deemed taboo: reproductive rights, abortion, orgasms, workplace inequality, financial disparity, relationships, rape, the harassment they faced daily walking down the street. The modern women’s movement began the way women have long come together, meeting in living rooms across the country to share their lives and issues. “Consciousness-raising groups” planted the seeds of protest. Women met monthly or weekly, the gatherings formed largely through word of mouth. Sometimes coffee and cake were served. Personal stories, always. The groups often sat in a circle, each woman getting a chance to tell her story. Susan Brownmiller, who would write the seminal book on rape, Against Our Will told her group that she had had three illegal abortions. Peggy Dobbins shared that, as an unwed mother, she had given up an infant for adoption. “The personal is … [Read more...] about The year when American women refused to stay silent, tossed their bras and redefined politics
By Giuseppe Sabella The Bradenton Herald Sun., April 8, 2018 A Bradenton, Fla., student said she was asked to cover her nipples with bandages last week after they became a distraction for other students at Braden River High School. Lizzy Martinez, 17, decided not to wear a bra under her grey long-sleeve shirt last Monday, and school officials felt she became a target of her classmates’ stares. Martinez said the humiliation began when Violeta Velazquez, the school dean, called her into the office. Martinez felt like she was being bullied by fellow students, but Velazquez said there was a distraction that needed to be addressed. “She told me that I needed to put a shirt on under my long-sleeve shirt to try to tighten my breasts —to constrict them,” Martinez said. “And then she asked me to move around.” Apparently the second shirt was not enough, Martinez said, because she was then sent to the nurse’s office. The nurse handed … [Read more...] about Teen who went to school without bra called ‘distraction’ by school officials