Alice, and girls everywhere, are teased and shamed as their bodies change because boys are taught to objectify the female body.
Secretly they’re fascinated…
But mocking others has been a ‘right of passage’ in this culture. The consequences of this (disingenuous) behavior are devastating, and often leave a psychic wound. Worse still, these experiences will cause a girl to learn to disconnect from her own body – just as boys learn to disconnect from their feelings. Question: why do we pummel our pre-adolescents so thoughtlessly?
Watching a film like The Breast Archives, TOGETHER, can become an important and intervening event that sparks discussion, compassion and awareness.