Cleavage, Cleavage, Everywhere.

OK, I’m sick of it. It’s always been on the covers of men’s magazines, and on the covers of women’s magazines. On television, movies and videos, every female down to the age of 10 has cleavage showing. But, I’ve gotten pretty used to seeing the edges of implants, clearly visible, ogled on television and in real life. What I can’t get used to is ‘other cleavage’.

There’s butt cleavage (the less said, the better), side boobage and, I just found out yesterday, toe cleavage!

Pencil drawing of, um, would you believe, toe cleavage?

If you’ve been paying attention, you know that the drawing of the shoe above is actually considered “slutty”.  “How can toe cleavage be considered slutty,” you might ask? Here’s the explanation:  “Proper toe cleavage” only shows the cleavage between the last two toes on the end (pinky toe and next to pinky toe; if it has a proper name, forgive me). If you show more than that, it’s considered in bad taste. Where in the world are we going with this??  Are we so bored that any line between one body part and another body part is a turn-on to someone? I guess so. Pardon me while I lace-up my army boots. And don’t women have enough to worry about?


Pencil drawing of artist Barbara Broido by artist Barbara BroidoArt-itorial by Barbara Broido. Visit Barbara’s Doodle Blog for more of her art, design work and socio-political commentary.