Talk:Breast

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The himba[edit]

The article says: "In some cultures, like the Himba in northern Namibia, bare-breasted women are normal, while a thigh is highly sexualised and not exposed in public". But the girl showed as exemplar is exposing both breasts and thighs... --ExperiencedArticleFixer (talk) 05:56, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

Yup, good point. Himba people also includes many similar photos. Scanning the history, this has been in the article for years, but lacks a source. I copied older wording from a previous version which differentiated between Himba and unnamed African cultures which conceal thighs. This isn't ideal for several reasons, but it's better to be vague than wrong, I guess. I've also added a template:cn, naturally. Grayfell (talk) 07:16, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

Third paragraph[edit]

I suggest these edits for the lead: Along with their major function in providing nutrition for infants, female breasts have social and sexual characteristics. Human B breasts have been featured in notable ancient and modern sculpture, art, and photography. Female breasts can figure prominently in a woman's perception of her the perception women and girls have of their body image and sexual attractiveness. A number of Western cultures associate breasts with sexuality and tend to regard bare breasts in public as immodest or indecent. Breasts, especially the nipples, are an erogenous zone on human females. AnaSoc (talk) 00:41, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestions. I added "adolescent girls". Regarding erogenous zones, I adjusted the wording to reflect the fact that breasts/nipples are erogenous zones for both men and women. Cheers, Clayoquot (talk | contribs) 06:22, 11 March 2018 (UTC)
As seen here at Talk:Lesbian, editors sometimes take issue with use of "female" or "females" in place of "woman." Furthermore, "woman" can cover adolescent/teenage girls. And the literature is focused on adult women regardless.
As for this edit by you, Clayoquot, I feel that it's unnecessary, since, as the article shows, the term breast usually does not refer to males, and the vast majority of the erogenous zone nipple/research is focused on women. But I don't have a big problem with the edit. I'm okay with it. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 06:45, 11 March 2018 (UTC)
I'm glad you brought up the fact that "woman" can cover adolescent girls, because that makes the Breast article much simpler. My main concern with AnaSoc's wording was that it possibly gives the impression that sexual attractiveness and erogenous zones are concepts that apply at all ages. Clayoquot (talk | contribs) 06:44, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
I was at well, but I saw it as a positive that AnaSoc didn't use "girls and women" or "women and girls." I felt that you using "adolescent girls" was fine, especially since "woman" is usually taken to mean those 18 and older, but I'm also fine with just stating "women." Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 23:26, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Subject line[edit]

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Semi-protected edit request on 8 April 2018[edit]

The sentence beginning:

In women, the breasts overlay...

is ungrammatical. It should be

In women, the breasts overlie 222.152.167.153 (talk) 20:30, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

 Done Gulumeemee (talk) 02:54, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

Fully protected edit request — 1 June 2018[edit]

The redirect page Boobs should redirect to the disambiguation page Boob, not Breast. Boob contains entries related to the plural form as well.

Also, {{R cat shell}} should be added along with {{R from non-neutral name}} and {{R from ambiguous name}}. {{R from alternative name}} should be removed since it is not a name.

Also, Boobs was fully protected a decade go. Maybe it’s time that it’s unprotected? It could be semi-protected instead. Interqwark talk contribs 22:41, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

I agree with the above. Cheers, Clayoquot (talk | contribs) 05:16, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
I agree with your agreeing with me. Cheers! Interqwark talk contribs 05:40, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
 Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:37, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! Interqwark talk contribs 11:49, 4 June 2018 (UTC)