Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sears Catalogue shocks America with covered glimpse of actual female human nipple

Oh, the humanity. Gawker was sure to post this "explicit image" that appeared in the Sears online catalogue with a "NSFW" (Not Safe For Work) tag. (While also linking to a large version of the pic for those of you at home.)

Apparently the catalogue designer grabbed the image from the supplier, Escante, and failed to give the model a creepy Photoshop nipplectomy.

First of all, in the days before pixel-by-pixel alteration of models' bodies, Sears print catalogues were an excellent source of nipples and the occasional pubis viewed through sheer and translucent undies. (I'm assuming 12-year-old me wasn't the only boy to notice this.) And then there's that time a male model apparently hung a rat.

Second, and this is for my readers in the United States, GET OVER IT! You have nipples. Your momma has nipples. If you're lucky, she fed you with them once. They're harmless, and actually kind of nice. Why do they scare you so?

Third, this is the opportunity I've been waiting for to link to this awesome New Yorker blogpost about how one of their editorial cartoons got censored by Facebook over two dots that represented "female nipple bulges".



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