What are your thoughts on #FishBra? Really though are we okay with this? Do we care? Is this harmful to women?
So fishing was the shits the other day and I was literally sitting on this rock scrolling through instagram snooping through all the different hashtags. #troutbum #repyourwater #slay #keepemwet #getbent #coupleswhofish #womeninwaders #girlsfishtoo #fishbra I thought to myself what is #fishbra and naturally I creeped well if you haven’t heard what #fishbra is it is a topless women holding the fish over her bare chest so that her breasts are not exposed. My initial instinct was I was mortified. I thought to myself what is wrong with these women and how they were being harmful towards ladies who were serious anglers. I thought to myself how terrible of an example this is for other women. I thought this is damaging. I was angry and frustrated.
I went home and naturally I did a lot of researching. I watched every relevant Tedtalk I could find, I creeped nearly every women that had hashtagged herself #fishbra, and I spent some time thinking about why I felt the way I did.
This is my conclusion: We are not all raised the same way. We do not all have the same values. Many of the women who #fishbra are actually credible anglers who are aspirations to many people and the others are just shameless confident. The real deal. Just because my opinion differs from someone else does not mean they are less than, bad, or wrong. Really though!!! I take shameless selfies all the time while I am fishing, and I try to be one of the biggest advocates for ladies doing whatever the hell they want to because why not? I think it is important to be empowering and through this conclusion I realized I was being the opposite of an advocate. So my overall conclusion is this; just because your selfie differs from my selfie it does not mean it is bad but it actually means that as women were both feeling great and were empowered enough to share it. That is pretty cool.
So for all those lady anglers out there who #fishbra I want to commend you!! Way to you! Thank you for being empowered and sorry for initially being a dick.
Lets love thy selfie! Fish on