I indulged in some new bras the other day (indulge is probably the wrong word given that I only one bra that actually fitted properly!) and then set about finding something to do with my ill-fitting but still in perfect working order bras!

Thank you internet! I googled “recycling bras”  and as well as finding a few links on how to turn a bra into a purse (useful but I’ve already got a purse and have several bras to recycle), I found this appeal for unwanted bras.

The Bra Appeal collects bras and distributes them to UK and international charities for women in need of bras! As well as using them to rise money for Breast Cancer Research.
A pretty ace idea!

Also you need to is wash your unwanted bras and check they don’t have an rips or anything. Then paperclip a piece of paper to them with the size on and post them off and feel good!

-Alex

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The Observer today had a really interesting section on women in 2008. There was a couple of interesting interviews, analysis of how far women have come in various areas of society (such as politics, the city etc etc etc), and an overview of the last 80 years in terms of feminist developments.

Great! It’s about time women and feminist issues got more press.

Shame they couldn’t get one basic fact right isn’t it?
In the overview section, they do in fact call the 70’s “the decade of bra burning”.

*bangs head on desk*

Let’s get this straight… No feminists ever burnt bras!!!

The full explanation for this stupid myth is here but in short, at the 1968 Miss World pageant, feminists threw some of the trappings of femininity in to a bin, but never set it on fire.

So, no feminists have ever burnt their bras. And probably none ever will. The next person to mention it to me may however be set on fire themselves.

-Alex