As part of her training for the New York City Marathon, Michelle Kirk was out runningand pushing her 18-month-old daughter in a strollerwhen some random guy stopped her to relay some very important information he had to get off his chest her own chest was sagging.
According to Kirk, he said, “Hey, not for nothing, but you need a new sports bra. Your boobs are sagging.”
“And then he goes on to tell me that if I continue running, the muscle fibers in my breasts are going to break down and my boobs are going to sag even more,” she continued. “And they’re already heading south and he doesn’t think I want them to head south even more.”
How do you even respond to that?
She thought about going “all New York” on him, but instead said, “I’m so sorry but all my non-boob sagging bras are in the wash today. It was either this one or no bra.”
He kept talking, but Kirk not comfortable with the situation sprinted away.
Instead of wasting her energy confronting him, she took to Facebook to issue a more body-positive statement and one very (finger) pointed message.
The photo has since been liked more than 2,700 times, with people praising her positive message, one she hopes to pass on to her daughter.
“Society has this crazy image of how we should look, how we should feel, and I think people need to shy away from that because that’s not what it’s about,” she said.
“Women need to bring each other up and compliment each other, and we’ve got to stop this body shaming,” she continued, “and men need to realize that all women are beautiful, too.”
And also: Not your boobs, not your problem.
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This Marathon Mom Flipped the Tables (and the Bird) To the Dude Who Shamed Her Boobs