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Here’s why giant, inflatable boobs are popping up all over England.

One of the easiest ways to remove the stigma surrounding social taboos is through visibility.

American’s opinions of gay people changed rapidly after celebrities started coming out of the closet and TV shows and movies started began featuring more gay characters.

Elvie, the inventor of the world’s first silent, wearable breast pump, is hoping that by making breasts more visible, it can help end the stigma surrounding breastfeeding and pumping in public.


To do so, Elvie placed five gargantuan breasts of all shapes, sizes, and colors around London on Mother’s Day, March 31, and encouraged people to post photos of them on social media under #FreeTheFeed.

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“It’s an invitation to everyone to stand with all those women that have felt shamed or confined when breastfeeding or pumping,” Tania Boler, CEO of Elvie, told the Shropshire Star of the initiative. “We know the giant boobs will raise a few eyebrows, but we want to make sure no one overlooks the way this stigma has been used to repress women.”

Studies show that England has a long way to go to reduce the social stigma surrounding breastfeeding.

According to The Guardian, 60% of English women feel embarrassed about breastfeeding in public. While 20% believe that others don’t want to see them breastfeeding, and 10% who chose not to nurse their babies were “influenced by the worry of doing so outside the home.”

“Every woman has the right to decide how and where they feed their children without feeling guilty or embarrassed about their parenting choices,” Elvie said in a statement. “We want to empower women to feel safe and comfortable breastfeeding or pumping in public and encourage the British public to support them breastfeeding in public.”

10/10. The Mayyas dance.

We can almost always expect to see amazing acts and rare skills on “America’s Got Talent.” But sometimes, we get even more than that.

The Mayyas, a Lebanese women’s dance troupe whose name means “proud walk of a lioness,” delivered a performance so mesmerizing that judge Simon Cowell called it the “best dance act” the show has ever seen, winning them an almost instant golden buzzer.

Perhaps this victory comes as no surprise, considering that the Mayyas had previously won “Arab’s Got Talent” in 2019 and competed on “Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions.” But truly, it’s what motivates them to take to the stage that’s remarkable.

“Lebanon is a very beautiful country, but we live a daily struggle," one of the dancers said to the judges just moments before their audition. Another explained, “being a dancer as a female Arab is not fully supported yet.”

Nadim Cherfan, the team’s choreographer, added that “Lebanon is not considered a place where you can build a career out of dancing, so it’s really hard, and harder for women.”

Still, Cherfan shared that it was a previous “AGT” star who inspired the Mayyas to defy the odds and audition anyway. Nightbirde, a breakout singer who also earned a golden buzzer before tragically passing away in February 2021 due to cancer, had told the audience, “You can't wait until life isn't hard anymore before you decide to be happy.” The dance team took the advice to heart.

For the Mayyas, coming onto the “AGT” stage became more than an audition opportunity. Getting emotional, one of the dancers declared that it was “our only chance to prove to the world what Arab women can do, the art we can create, the fights we fight.”

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